Season Previews archive

2008: What are you most looking forward to? 23rd February 2008, 16:34

It’s getting close now: the start of the 2008 Formula 1 season is three weeks away. The teams have their final test session next week before the cars are packed away for the flight to Melbourne, Australia. The F1 Fanatic 2008 season preview starts today with my pick of what I’m most looking forward to […]

F1Fanatic’s complete 2007 season preview 14th March 2007, 9:00

In case you missed any of it – our 2007 preview in full:

F1 2007 Preview: Place your bets 13th March 2007, 9:00

Fancy a flutter on the first race of the season? Or planning a punt on the championship winner at this early stage? Felipe Massa may have set tongues wagging with his fast testing times but the bookies are unmoved – ranking his new team mate Kimi Raikkonen as favourite to win both the opening round […]

F1 2007 Preview: Their last wins 12th March 2007, 9:00

Every F1 driver – even those at the back of the grid – has been successful. But some have tasted the sweet nectar of victory more recently than others. Felipe Massa is the driver who has won a major race most recently – 141 days ago. But who has been waiting nine and a half […]

F1 2007 Preview: Out with the old… 10th March 2007, 12:00

The 2007 season is all about change – brand new drivers in top-ranking teams, three vintage circuits dropped from the calendar. And, of course, one long-time great of the sport finally stepping down. Here are the big names that have left in 2007.

F1 2007 Preview: Super Aguri 9th March 2007, 12:00

What can you say about the only team that hasn’t even got its new car ready yet? After ending 2006 strongly with Takuma Sato’s fine drive in Interlagos, Super Aguri are going into 2007 on the back foot after their new car failed crash tests. It may not even be ready for the first race. […]

F1 2007 Preview: Helmets 6th March 2007, 9:00

Time was when drivers would go throughout their career without changing their helmets. These days F1 racers seem to spend every moment they’re out of the cockpit dreaming up a new style, or finding some way of cramming more adverts on them. Home races, one-off sponsor deals, minor football tournaments – everything has been used […]

F1 2007 Preview: Scuderia Toro Rosso 5th March 2007, 9:00

One of the strangest stories of the off-season was how Gerhard Berger put Toro Rosso drivers Scott Speed on Vitantonio Liuzzi on the rack, refusing to confirm their race seats until the last minute. Berger’s determination to wring the most from his drivers, the team’s aggressive new car and Ferrari engine supply all indicated they’re […]

F1 2007 Preview: New best friends 4th March 2007, 9:00

It’s highly unusual to see three top drivers make high-profile moves from one season to the next, but that is exactly what’s happened this year: Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber have all defected. Why did they jump ship? What lead them to the teams they chose? And, most importantly of all, what are […]

F1 2007 preview: Williams 3rd March 2007, 9:00

Williams slumped to eighth in the 2006 world championship, two places and 24 points behind Toyota. Now the two teams have done a deal which will see Toyota use Williams’ gearbox technology and Williams use Toyota’s engines. It offers Williams the chance not only to bounce back from the disappointments of recent seasons – but […]