If you’re looking for a close title battle, now’s the time to cast your gaze beyond F1.
With no movement on the 2011 F1 driver market so far, it looks as though there might not be very many spaces for new drivers next year. But with a 13th team potentially being announced soon and a fresh crop of graduates from GP2 and beyond looking for a way in, we could still see … Continue reading Who will be the new F1 drivers in 2011?
BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1’s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, … Continue reading BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse
Oliver Turvey finished fifth in yesterday’s World Series by Renault race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. At least, he did, until the stewards slapped him with a 25 second penalty, leaving him a miserable 14th.
Last year?óÔé¼Ôäós British F3 championship was decided in a thrilling finale at Donington Park. Jaime Alguersuari overcame a points deficit to beat Carlin team mate Oliver Turvey to the crown. This year the pair are set to resume their battle in the World Series by Renault. Both are still with Carlin and the inter-team rivalry … Continue reading Alguersuari vs Turvey, round two (WSR)
The 2009-style F1 cars have got a lukewarm reaction from fans – less than half of F1 Fanatic readers thought they looked good when we did a poll on it last week. To get to the heart of what’s gone wrong with F1 car aesthetics I thought we should compare them to top single-seaters from … Continue reading How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars?
After announcing his retirement from Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix this weekend, David Coulthard heaped praise on up and coming Toro Rosso driver Sebastian Vettel saying he, “has everything a future F1 winner needs.” Vettel has long been tipped to take Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós seat at Red Bull. Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós words of praise probably were a … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ so who will be at Toro Rosso?
A surprise announcement from today?óÔé¼Ôäós FIA World Motor Sports Council today revealed the FIA wishes to set up a new feeder series to Formula 1. It will be called Formula 2, reviving the name used for a similar series until 1984, before it was replaced by Formula 3000 and, later, GP2. But why is the … Continue reading FIA?óÔé¼Ôäós plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone
The other week I wrote about lessons that F1 could learn (and forget) about NASCAR and got a big response. It got me wondering what other ideas should F1 steal from other sports? Here are a few of my suggestions. What other motor sports do you watch – and what would you like to see … Continue reading What F1 can learn from other racing series
With the wrangling over the championship finishing positions finally over, it’s time to take a look at the drivers of 2007 and rate who were the best racers. These verdicts are entirely my own opinions, so feel free to state a case for any driver you think is ranked too low, and argue against anyone … Continue reading F1 07 review: Driver rankings (1/3)