Interview articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Lucas di Grassi says Virgin can catch the midfield teams (Interview) 6th May 2010, 20:05
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 [...]
Silverstone boss explains why they didn’t use Tilke for Arena track upgrades 29th April 2010, 17:29
Circuit designer Hermann Tilke’s company enjoys a near monopoly on Formula 1 track design. But he has also been criticised for producing unexciting racing venues. Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips said they chose rival company Populous to produce their new Arena circuit because they didn’t want to risk someone ‘wrecking’ the track.
Driving the F1 simulator which gives teams “the best way to cheat” 17th January 2010, 18:22
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 [...]
Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendar 17th July 2009, 19:39
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 [...]
Exclusive interview: Pedro de la Rosa on F1 2009 and Motorland Aragon 9th January 2009, 0:33
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 [...]
Pat Symonds: exclusive interview 23rd July 2008, 7:00
Pat Symonds, executive director of engineering at Renault, was at the British Motor Show yesterday and I managed to get a brief five minute one-to-one chat with him. He shared his thoughts on Fernando Alonso’s return to the team, Nelson Piquet Jnr’s drive to a surprise second at Hockenheim last weekend, and the team’s technical [...]
Interview: F1 journalist Nigel Roebuck 25th February 2008, 9:00
Nigel Roebuck hasn’t missed many races since he started covering Grands Prix in 1971, but when he skipped the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos for the first time, he wrote about relieved he was not to be going to Sao Paulo – and incurred the wrath of the most powerful man in Formula 1: When [...]
Murray Walker – the full interview 26th March 2007, 8:00
Last month I had the opportunity to interview Murray Walker for Auto Trader. I met the legendary commentator at his home in Hampshire and conducted an interview which ran on the Auto Trader website. Here now is the full, unedited transcript of that interview with Murray’s answers quoted in their entirety.
Damon Hill interview 17th July 2006, 20:58
Damon Hill speaks about Formula One technology, test driving the Williams-Renault FW14B, how to improve Formula One cars and much more. He’s not a fan of grooved tyres… This is the full transcript of an interview that was published in Trackside on Auto Trader two weeks ago (see below). Read on for the full interview.