Alonso gets stuck in gravel trap in first Ferrari appearance (Pictures & video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The first public appearance at Ferrari for Fernando Alonso didn’t go entirely according to plan. The Spanish champion got stuck in a gravel trap while he and future team mate Felipe Massa were being driven around the Valencia circuit in a Ferrari California by Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. They’d been trying to get as … Continue reading Alonso gets stuck in gravel trap in first Ferrari appearance (Pictures & video)

F1 2009: The year in stats (Part 1)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Next week’s installment of the F1 Fanatic post-season review will include the driver rankings, which I’m writing at the moment (and keeping a close eye on your suggestions in the forum). To help me work out who’s done the best job this year I’ve compiled some statistics on the drivers’ performances in 2009. Who was … Continue reading F1 2009: The year in stats (Part 1)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix technical analysis – and a look ahead to 2010

Posted on | Author John Beamer

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer examines the technical updates from Abu Dhabi and gives his early thoughts on the major changes for 2010. As evident from my recent musings on the technical side of F1 every team has focused its development resources on 2010. Suffice to say there is little to report from Yas … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix technical analysis – and a look ahead to 2010

Video: Williams F1 cars at Silverstone

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Here’s a video from a Williams activity day for their sponsors which was held last month at Silverstone. Among the machinery on display was Keke Rosberg’s 1982 championship-winning Williams-Cosworth FW08B. Appropriately, Williams will be using Cosworth power once again next year, though Keke’s son Nico will not be driving for the team any more. Nico … Continue reading Video: Williams F1 cars at Silverstone

2009 F1 DVD is called “Not in a hurry”

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The official Formula 1 season reviews often get lumbered with bad names and the 2009 F1 DVD is no exception. This year’s F1 review will be called “Not in a hurry” according to a sleeveshot posted on Twitter. It’s hardly the most imaginative title they could have come up with. But then, this is from … Continue reading 2009 F1 DVD is called “Not in a hurry”

Brazil voted best race of 2009, Turkey named worst of a bad bunch

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

After the millions ploughed into radically revised aerodynamic packages and Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems to improve racing, did we get a more entertaining season in 2009 than 2008? Not according to how your voted in our post-race polls. Interlagos served up the best race of the year for the second season in a row – … Continue reading Brazil voted best race of 2009, Turkey named worst of a bad bunch