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How to take great pictures at F1 races: Part 2 24th April 2011, 9:00

In part two: how to get the best pictures at a Grand Prix weekend.

How to take great pictures at F1 races: Part 1 23rd April 2011, 8:00

In part one: choosing a camera and lens, and how to use them.

Damon meets the F1 Fanatics in Melbourne 6th April 2011, 16:20

Read about Damon Smedley’s experience meeting fellow F1 Fanatics in Melbourne last week.

Technical review: End of season 9th December 2010, 17:23

Guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical updates on the cars in the final races of 2010.

Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix 18th October 2010, 7:00

Guest writer John Beamer looks over the technical updates from the Japanese Grand Prix. As expected the Red Bulls were the class of the field at Suzuka. The advantage mostly came in the first sector where the RB6 had a four tenths of a second advantage over Ferrari and McLaren ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ all three were evenly […]

Technical review: Singapore Grand Prix 5th October 2010, 16:08

Guest writer John Beamer reviews the technical updates from Singapore and looks ahead to the next round at Suzuka. The Marina Bay circuit is one of highest downforce tracks and the first since Hungary where cars ran in a high downforce configuration. The next tracks all place high demands on downforce, meaning Singapore typically represents […]

Behind the scenes with a track marshal at the Singapore Grand Prix 1st October 2010, 8:51

F1 Fanatic reader Wei Jian worked as a track marshal during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. He tells us about his experience recovering cars and reveals some interesting facts about marshalling. Almost a thousand trackside and non-trackside volunteers were on hand to help the Singapore Grand Prix run smoothly. I was one of them, stationed […]

Technical review: Italian Grand Prix 20th September 2010, 9:59

Guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical developments at the Italian Grand Prix. The fine balance involved in setting up a Formula 1 car was a major talking point at Monza as never before. It all revolved around the decisions teams had to make about whether to run their F-ducts or not – and […]

Technical review: Belgian Grand Prix 6th September 2010, 9:41

Superficially, Spa was a bit of a head-scratcher. Four weeks earlier, in Hungary, McLaren were 1.3 seconds off the pace of Red Bull. How was the Woking-based outfit able to more than claw back that deficit at Belgium – despite having had a mandatory two-week factory shut down between the races?

Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix 17th August 2010, 19:31

Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?σΤιΌΤδσs John Beamer. As Mark Webber said the list of accusations thrown at Red Bull is starting to look silly. First we had the trick ride height system, then illegal suspension fairings and now flexing front wings. In the midst of all this teams […]