Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo is not looking forward to F1 racing at the new Singapore street circuit at night: The drivers are concentrating on what needs to be improved and on the next grand prix in Singapore. But I have the impression that it’s another track where you can’t overtake, Valencia-style. To go on … Continue reading Thoughts on Singapore’s F1 street track (2008 Singapore Grand Prix preview)
F1Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans pushes the case for motor racing to be part of the 2012 London Olympics. Every four years at some point during the Olympics the debate rumbles around ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ why is motorsport not included? Usually this is dismissed out of hand – the Olympics is a battle of man not machine, … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: F1 Olympics
I’m away on holiday for the next week but F1 Fanatic will continue to be updated with plenty of new content from me, plus a selection of articles from guest writers. And if that’s not enough to be getting on with you can check out the top 100 most-commented F1 Fanatic articles, join the discussion … Continue reading Holiday and Gravatars
F1.com, Formula 1’s official site, has a lot going for it. The live timing during F1 sessions is invaluable and it has some insightful news and features particularly on technical developments. But it falls far short of what it could provide in terms of interaction with fans, providing F1 video or other useful material. Here’s … Continue reading F1.com should offer more to F1 fans
The TV commentators sucked their teeth and said things like “ooh, it’s a bit hard to tell what’s happened from that angle.” What garbage. They were looking at footage of a collision between Jason Plato and Tom Onslow-Cole in this afternoon’s third British Touring Car race at Knockhill. Plato is chasing Fabrizio Giovanardi (Onslow-Cole’s team … Continue reading Tom Onslow-Cole punts Jason Plato into the barriers (BTCC)
Aled sent me an email asking if I could recommend some F1 books for him to read over the summer: I am going on holiday in a few weeks, I want a book or two to read. I want a good book on Senna, one that will help me realise how so many people are … Continue reading Best F1 books to read this summer
A while ago we speculated on what Codemasters?óÔé¼Ôäó 2009 F1 game will be like. That article has been one of the most popular on this site in the past few days and has loads of comments with people sharing their ideas for what should be in the game. It?óÔé¼Ôäós clear there?óÔé¼Ôäós a lot of interest … Continue reading Race Driver: GRID (Codemasters, 2008)
The qualifying live blog has finished. Join us tomorrow for the German Grand Prix Live Blog. You can review the qualifying live blog in full below.
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Sebastian Vettel will take David Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós place at Red Bull in 2009. Anyone not see that coming? Vettel is one of the stars of Red Bull?óÔé¼Ôäós young driver development programme. Dozens of aspiring young drivers have worn Red Bull colours at one stage or another in their careers. Only a handful made it into F1. … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel confirmed as Red Bull driver for 2009 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ try to look surprised
Nigel Mansell is planning another return to motor racing according to Motor Sport magazine. The magazine claims Mansell, along with sons Greg and Leo, is planning to race a Lola LMP1 sports car. The Mansells tried out a Lola-AER 06/10 LMP1 at Estoril, former home of the Portuguese Grand Prix during a Dunlop tyre test.
Yesterday I gained a new appreciation of just how popular Robert Kubica is in his native Poland. Monday’s poll on “Which F1 drivers do you like?” was picked up by several major Polish sports sites. Robert Kubica, who had been leading comfortably with a few hundred votes, suddenly rocketed to over 10,000. Poland is a … Continue reading Time for a Polish Grand Prix?
More pictures from Goodwood – this time a selection of Ferraris, McLarens, Williams and more. From Juan Manuel Fnagio’s 1957 Maserati 250F up to Giancarlo Fisichella’s 2003 Jordan-Ford.
There was plenty of discussion yesterday about how to rank the top three drivers of 2008 so far. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós how I rated Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica?óÔé¼Ôäós performances so far this year. What?óÔé¼Ôäós your verdict?
Lewis Hamilton won his home Grand Prix for the first time yesterday. You might have noticed. But while the British media often get criticised (with some justification) for the hype they lavish on Hamilton, another sports story knocked him off the front page in many newspapers. So why did the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadar … Continue reading Why is everyone talking about Nadal vs Federer and not Hamilton vs Raikkonen?
This is the last part of Journeyer’s guide to the history of the British Grand Prix. Here’s part one and part two. 1994: After Nigel Mansell retired from F1 for the first time (or the second, depending how you look at it), it was Damon Hill who became the British F1 hero. Although not as … Continue reading Video: British GP history 1993-2008
Journeyer continues his three-part look back at the history of the British Grand Prix. You can read the first part here. 1979: Just like Ferrari 28 years earlier, Williams achieved their first ever Grand Prix win that year at Silverstone. Clay Regazzoni was the winning driver. Teammate Alan Jones was also challenging for the win, … Continue reading Video: British Grand Prix history 1977-92
ITV’s F1 coverage comes to an end this year and the BBC are taking over for 2009. The corporation might have done well out of the change, as it appears F1 audiences are growing in Britain at the moment. But is this a sustainable, long-term increase in dedicated F1 followers, or ‘fair-weather fans’ who only … Continue reading ITV F1 TV ratings grow slowly
Behind the top three of Ferrari, McLaren and BMW the battle among the midfield teams is just as excitingly close. Not least because it’s two factory teams versus their two customers: 4. Red Bull-Renault 24 5. Toyota 23 6. Williams-Toyota 15 7. Renault 12 Toyota made a major step forward in France, scoring their first … Continue reading 2008 British Grand Prix preview: Toyota vs Red Bull vs Renault vs Williams