Comment articles on F1 Fanatic archive

It’s time to define and defend the DNA of Formula One 30th September 2014, 12:45

As F1’s falling audiences put it under greater pressure to change, it’s time to decide what aspects of the sport will never be compromised.

The strange snobbery about short tracks 26th June 2014, 12:00

‘Too short and not enough corners’? No, the Red Bull Ring’s uniqueness justifies its place on the Formula One calendar.

Why Ferrari’s ‘fans poll’ findings can’t be trusted 3rd April 2014, 17:59

Ferrari’s ‘fans poll’ is a cynical attempt to hijack the debate over the state of Formula One.

F1 should not act in haste over engine noise 19th March 2014, 12:06

There is scope for improvement in the sound of the new F1 engines but hasty change could cause more problems than it solves.

Hope and despair as F1’s new era begins 10th March 2014, 13:28

The best and the worst of Formula One are on show as it enters a new era.

Don’t want double points? Tell the teams that matter 20th January 2014, 12:15

Formula One’s deeply unpopular plan to award double points at the final race of the 2014 season will be debated by the F1 Strategy Group on Wednesday.

Ecclestone hates them but F1 needs its new engines 17th January 2014, 12:15

If Bernie Ecclestone had his way, his sport wouldn’t be getting a new engine formula in 2014. But it is, and it looks promising.

F1 demeans itself with double points gimmick 10th December 2013, 10:15

Yesterday’s FIA announcement that double points will be awarded for the last race of 2014 was a worrying sign Formula One’s dependence on gimmicks has become an addiction.

After 50 races, DRS is killing my passion for F1 30th August 2013, 12:50

F1 has wasted enough time on DRS, a gimmick which has diminished the art of real racing and traded it for the cheap facsimile of push-button passing.

Why after 12 years F1 is ‘off my radar’ for Webber 27th June 2013, 22:29

Webber is craving a purer form of racing and said F1 is “off his radar” now as he prepares to return to Le Mans with Porsche.