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Why F1 needs a feeder series for teams 12th August 2010, 10:17

New drivers can demonstrate their potential in GP2, but Duncan Stephen wants to know where the next generation of F1 teams is going to come from. In the coming weeks the FIA is expected to announce the identity of Formula 1’s 13th team for 2011 – if indeed there is going to be one. This […]

Technical review: European Grand Prix 5th July 2010, 12:49

A raft of updates appeared on several of the front-running cars in Valencia. As in 2009 when Brawn dominated the first half of the season with its double diffuser, Red Bull has enjoyed a similar performance advantage this year. The key difference is that in the first few races no-one could put a finger on […]

Technical review: Spain and Monaco 24th May 2010, 10:34

John Beamer reviews the technical developments at the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. Barcelona and Monaco couldn’t be more different in what they demand from an F1 car. Barcelona is the ultimate test of aerodynamic efficiency, whereas Monaco is a drivers’ circuit, which rewards ability and confidence more than anywhere else on the calendar. With […]

Why you should watch… Superleague Formula 14th May 2010, 8:42

Racing cars in football drag? It’s a strange idea but Andy and LJH reckon it works. Here’s why.

Technical review: the fly-away races 26th April 2010, 10:33

The next round at Barcelona will be a feast for technology fans as teams bring their biggest updates yet to their 2010 cars. John Beamer looks at the developments so far this year and what to expect in Spain. Despite spending the first four races far from home the rate of development has been impressive […]

Bahrain Grand Prix technical review 21st March 2010, 10:17

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer casts his eye over the technical changes on the cars at Bahrain. Last year the leading cars were often within a few hundredths of a second of each other. But in the first race of this year Fernando Alonso’s fastest lap was a second quicker than anyone else’s and […]

2010 F1 cars technical analysis (Part 2) 28th February 2010, 14:25

F1 Fanatic’s technical expert John Beamer continues his look at the 2010 F1 car designs. The 2010 F1 testing schedule seems shorter than ever. With just 15 days of running across four tests it doesn’t take much to upset a team’s tightly packed schedule. Throw in heavy rain and the testing scheme goes out of […]

2010 F1 cars technical analysis (Part 1) 7th February 2010, 21:34

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer examines the seven 2010 F1 cars revealed so far. It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for F1 fans as teams have begun to unveil their 2010 challengers. From a technical point of view, 2010 should be a belter. Teams are still learning what works and what doesn’t after […]

Don’t just watch – get involved in 2010 6th February 2010, 11:50

Want to do more than just watch races in 2010? F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans shows you how to get involved in motor racing. When you think of getting involved in motorsport, you naturally think of driving. But for those of us who can’t match the elite few at the top of motor racing […]

Watch more than just F1 races in 2010 30th January 2010, 11:38

F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans reminds us to take in more than just the 19 race on the F1 calendar in 2010. Over the past few weeks there has been plenty of discussion on F1 Fanatic about going to see F1 races, ticket prices and so on. Nothing compares to watching the Grand Prix […]