Formula Renault 3.5 articles on F1 Fanatic archive

How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars? 3rd February 2009, 7:00

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 […]

Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 ?ǣ so who will be at Toro Rosso? 9th July 2008, 7:00

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?s seat at Red Bull. Coulthard?s words of praise probably were a […]

FIA?s plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone 25th June 2008, 20:25

A surprise announcement from today?s 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 […]

What F1 can learn from other racing series 28th February 2008, 7:00

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 […]

F1 07 review: Driver rankings (1/3) 21st November 2007, 7:00

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 […]

One to watch: Karun Chandhok 19th September 2007, 7:00

With exquisite timing, India’s Karun Chandhok won his first GP2 race on Sunday just as an Indian has bought out the Spyker team and an Indian Grand Prix is arranged for 2010.

F1 in the blogs 41: Backlash 25th August 2007, 7:00

The backlash against the Hamilton-Alonso feud got very bitter in the three-week break following the Hungarian Grand Prix – and it’s the subject of today’s Post of the Week. Also in the F1 blogs: the cost of F1, the cost of missing your braking point at Spa, and a Michael Schumacher you can lick. Yes, […]

The Ben Evans Column: Bull 23rd August 2007, 9:00

One of the more entertaining F1 side shows of past weeks was the spat between Scott ‘not got any’ Speed and the Red Bull junior team, which has led to Speed’s departure from the Toro Rosso. Speed is latest in a string of Red Bull-backed drivers who have been rushed into F1 and failed to […]

Superleague Formula takes aim at F1 19th August 2007, 14:24

Open-wheel single-seater racing is, for me, the most exciting sport on the planet. Formula 1, GP2, Champ Car World Series, Indy Racing League, World Series by Renault, A1 Grand Prix, GP Masters – I’ve watched them all. It’s not often that a new racing formula comes along. And it’s even rarer that, when one does, […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: WSR Spa-Francorchamps 17th August 2007, 9:00

Spa-Francorchamps has acted to solve some of the problems caused by its recent renovation – this weekend’s World Series by Renault round should reveal how successful they’ve been. The British F3 drivers were cutting the track at various places – can these faster, lower, more F1-like cars get away with doing the same? And how […]