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BBC: No HD F1 in 2009

F1 will not be broadcast in high definition on the BBC in 2009. Director of BBC Sport Roger Mosey said ??we?d very much like it to be?? but HD F1 broadcasts are not available yet. He also suggested practice sessions will only be available online and ??via the red button?, and said the BBC is […]

Bernie Ecclestone, racing driver

A thread on the Autosport forum about Bernie Ecclestone’s brief racing career caught my eye. Ecclestone dabbled in motorbike racing and Formula Three in the early 1950s. But his only entry in the F1 record books is for the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix – which he failed to qualify for. What’s the story behind the […]

F1 Fanatic archive revamped

The archive is never the sexiest part of a web page. But hopefully anyone looking to find a particular F1 Fanatic article will find it a bit easier as I’ve revamped them. It’s now broken down by category with lists of each of the five newest articles in each category. Below that is a simple […]

F1 links: Donington musings

Track’s bid to clear skies 'Councillor Nicholas Rushton, county council cabinet member for highways, said: "As far as I am concerned, they (Donington Park) are completely and utterly bonkers. East Midlands Airport is completely commercially run and I would be surprised if they would agree to stop their flights."' Why Donington might well work "I […]

It’s Hungary for me in 2009

This year I’m planning to visit the Hungaroring to see the Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time. Have you made any plans to go to an F1 race in 2009?

F1 links: Ferrari cake

Cake about Ferrari for birthday mmm… Ferrari cake Blundell tips Raikkonen to take title Mark Blundell says Kimi Raikkonen will bounce back in 2009 Times are tough on the circuit, says F1 hopeful "Formula One hopeful Jonathan Kennard believes motorsport’s top teams are worried to invest in drivers following Honda’s dramatic departure from the sport." […]

Council backs Donington Park’s Grand Prix plans ahead of application hearing

Donington Park’s plans to run the British Grand Prix from 2010 have won the support of South Derbyshire District Council. Director of community services Mark Alflat told the Derby Evening Telegraph he is recommending the scheme gets planning approval when it goes before Leicestershire District Council on Thursday: The development offers substantial economic opportunities. The […]

Pre-season F1 launch and events guide

January and February are the fallow months for F1 fans as we wait for the new season to begin. But with cars to be launched, testing to be done and other events and racing going on, the pre-season weeks needn’t be boring. Here’s a guide to what’s happening between now at the first race of […]

F1 links: tomorrow’s F1 drivers

Formula One turning to younger drivers "[Esteban] Gutiérrez easily would have taken my vote for the young talent of the year, had it not been for the final meeting of the Formula BMW series on Dec. 7, an event in Mexico City with the top drivers from the series around the world taking part in […]

Commenting on comments

I’ve just updated F1 Fanatic to the latest version of WordPress. The biggest change that means for everyone following the site is that you can now leave a comment next to any comment you choose. For example, if you want to reply to the 12th comment out of 29 you can now click ‘reply’ next […]