James Rossiter articles on F1 Fanatic archive
2008 testing round-up 3 20th January 2008, 13:54
How much can you tell from F1 testing times in January? Not very much, especially when rain interrupts the running as happened at Jerez this week. It’s too early to say for certain who’s fastest and which driver is doing better than his team mate. But trends are emerging already: Ferrari and McLaren not only [...]
2008 testing round-up 2 8th December 2007, 19:02
This week saw the final four days of testing of 2007. Although much was made of the opportunity to compare Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton on track at the same time, in reality the diversity of testing programmes being run meant that no worthwhile comparison was possible. Teams ran a mixture of grooved and slick [...]
2008 testing round-up 1 18th November 2007, 17:58
The 2008 winter testing got under way at Barcelona this week as the teams prepared for the first race without traction control since 2001. This was the first of two tests before the break, the second at Jerez next month. Here’s what the teams were all up to.
Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market 10th October 2007, 9:00
The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question [...]
2008 driver line-up almost set 5th September 2007, 9:00
The driver market for 2008 is settling down – although everyone is still watching to see if Fernando Alonso will storm out of McLaren (and away from Lewis Hamilton), to join his old team Renault. Several teams have now confirmed their 2008 line ups and are sticking with their current drivers – with the notable [...]
Unhappy Alonso could blow open 2008 driver market 7th August 2007, 9:00
McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.
F1 driver line-up changes for 2008 16th June 2007, 10:58
Who will be driving for the top teams in 2008? Last year saw enormous changes in the driver market. Next year we’re likely to see most of the top drivers remaining where they are. But with BMW and Red Bull getting ever more competitive we could be in for a few surprises. And what about [...]
F1 in the blogs 28 – Stirling Moss interview 19th May 2007, 7:00
An interesting interview with Stirling Moss is our Post of the Week today. Also the problems with street racing, the apparent lack of talent in GP2 this year, and why Felipe Massa’s blog is rubbish.