“Formula 1 is a closed book in my mind” – Anthony Davidson

InterviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Former F1 driver Anthony Davidson says the sport is a “closed book” for him now and he’s focussed on winning the Le Mans 24 Hours. I spoke to the ex-Super Aguri driver today who said he was keen to see the proposed world sports car championship go ahead – and feels it’s just as good … Continue reading “Formula 1 is a closed book in my mind” – Anthony Davidson

Silverstone’s architects on making F1 circuits challenging but safe (Part 2)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Safety restrictions have made life difficult for track designers who want to create exciting and challenging racing circuits. To make tracks worthy of the best racing series in the world designers have to strike compromises between spectacle and safety – and satisfy the conflicting demands of bike and car racing. Drew MacDonald of Populous explained … Continue reading Silverstone’s architects on making F1 circuits challenging but safe (Part 2)

Lucas di Grassi says Virgin can catch the midfield teams (Interview)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lucas di Grassi believes Virgin can find much more performance in the VR-01 and expects to catch the midfield teams by the end of the year. In an exclusive interview with F1 Fanatic he also explained why he thinks tracks need to have more quick corners and how he’s improved as a driver since making … Continue reading Lucas di Grassi says Virgin can catch the midfield teams (Interview)

Driving the F1 simulator which gives teams “the best way to cheat”

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F1 drivers will get their first runs in their new cars at Valencia in two weeks’ time. Actually, that’s a lie – they started driving them months ago. The increased use of simulators in F1 means that while the FIA puts ever greater restrictions on testing mileage, teams are relying more heavily on virtual testing … Continue reading Driving the F1 simulator which gives teams “the best way to cheat”

Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendar

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ari Vatanen anounced his campaign to run for FIA president last week. Since then Max Mosley has said he won’t stand but has come out in support of Jean Todt to be the next president. Today I had a lengthy chat on the phone with Vatanen – he gave me his reaction to Mosley supporting … Continue reading Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendar

Exclusive interview: Pedro de la Rosa on F1 2009 and Motorland Aragon

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Turns eight and nine are like the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, it’s quite steep. But for me that is the beauty of it, you know? What’s the point of racing on completely flat tracks? I like Pedro de la Rosa. Here’s what he had to say about Hermann Tilke’s new Motorland Aragon circuit, whether the … Continue reading Exclusive interview: Pedro de la Rosa on F1 2009 and Motorland Aragon