German Touring Car Championship (DTM) articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Eight non-F1 races I won?óÔé¼Ôäót miss in 2009 9th April 2009, 11:00
F1 is great – but it’s only on 17 times a year! On other weekends I look elsewhere to get my racing fix – whether I’m in the stands or on the sofa. Here are the races I’ll make sure to see in 2009 – what are you favourites?
Four mistakes F1 must avoid 2nd October 2008, 12:00
Here are four ideas, which have been tried in other championships to make racing more entertaining, that don’t belong in F1.
Might have been Hamilton: Allan McNish 30th May 2008, 7:00
In the first of a two-part series F1 Fanatic columnist Ben Evans looks at two previous young McLaren drivers and asks why they never scaled the heights Lewis Hamiton has. Watching Lewis Hamilton drive the race of his life on Sunday storming to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, my mind couldn?óÔé¼Ôäót help wandering to […]
If Hamilton and Kubica want to race elsewhere they should be allowed to 6th May 2008, 7:00
I wouldn’t complain if the F1 calendar grew to NASCAR-like proportions with 30-plus races per year. But given the expense of moving the cars from country to country, it doesn’t seem very likely. But why shouldn’t F1 drivers participate in more races besides Formula 1? In the past week both Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica […]
It’s time for Audi to take the F1 bait 19th December 2007, 7:00
Audi fielded the winning team in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). But why aren’t they racing their two major German luxury car manufacturing rivals – BMW and Mercedes – in Formula 1?
Poll: Allow customer teams in F1? 27th November 2007, 9:00
This poll is closed. Results are as follows: Yes: 115 votes (50%) No: 107 votes (46%) I have no opinion: 9 (4%)
This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton 12th October 2007, 9:00
There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat […]
Ten worst… F1 tracks 4th October 2007, 7:00
The Shanghai International Circuit is next – and it’s my least favourite track on the calendar. Yes, most people hate the Hungaroring and I can see why – it’s narrow, tight, slow and produces terrible races. But Shanghai annoys me because it’s a missed opportunity. With the amount of money they spent they could have […]
The Ben Evans Column – DTM’s lesson for F1 28th September 2007, 11:00
I was delighted to see on Sunday that the DTM bosses truly showed where their priorities lie, by depriving the fans in Barcelona together with a large TV audience of anything approaching a race. Yes, withdrawing all your cars makes a statement. Unfortunately for Audi that statement is not ‘Vorsprung Durch Technich’ but rather ‘We […]
DTM trumps F1 for scandal 23rd September 2007, 20:19
F1 may have suffered one of its worst controversies for years, but it’s not the only motor sport suffering a scandal. Today’s DTM race at Barcelona was hit by a mass withdrawal of the Audi team after its bosses claimed Mercedes drivers had caused a string of unfair accidents. Read the DTM Barcelona race report […]