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Tom Hitchings watches the Japanese GP at Suzuka 16th October 2010, 11:11

After several visits to the British Grand Prix reader Tom Hitchings chose Suzuka as his first overseas destination for an F1 race.

Top ten… Underdog triumphs (Video) 14th October 2010, 10:12

Guest writer Ned Flanders aka Greg picks ten of the great underdog performances in F1. One of the few things the 2010 season has been lacking is a shock underdog triumph. So, for everyone who supports the dark horses of motor racing like I do, here are just a few occasions when the smaller teams […]

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?

Top ten… Hermann Tilke corners 22nd August 2010, 12:00

Guest writer Ned Flanders picks his ten favourite Hermann Tilke designed corners. Hermann Tilke ?ǣ Formula?s 1 circuit guru of the moment ?ǣ is not one of the most popular figures in F1. But with over half of the 2010 calendar partially or entirely drawn up by Tilke?s pen, it?s fair to say that modern […]

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

Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?s 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 […]

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 […]

Top ten… First lap crashes 5th August 2010, 11:40

First lap collisions are an occupational hazard for F1 drivers. When it all goes wrong, it goes wrong in a big way – as you can see in this selection of ten of the most spectacular first lap pile-ups.