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My 20 years of Formula 1

Twenty years ago I got bored, turned the TV on and caught my first glimpse of some funny-looking cars blasting around a place called Silverstone. It was the 1989 British Grand Prix which, though not remembered as a classic, was my first taste of Formula 1. Without it, I might well have ended up writing […]

Jenson Button’s career in video (Part 1)

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer takes a look at some early video of Jenson Button in karts and F3 – and his debut in Formula 1. It may be June rather than July, but it’s still Silverstone, and it’s the British Grand Prix! And everyone’s attention will be on one man: Jenson Button. With a […]

F1 links: FIA publish Ferrari documents

The FIA published a vast quantity of material today. Most of it relates to its discussions with Ferrari over whether the Italian team was able to use its technical veto to block the imposition of the budget cap. As I wrote last week: It is worth remembering why Ferrari?s attempt to use the French courts […]

Why do McLaren blow hot and cold?

After a pole position and a win in his first two British Grands Prix, Lewis Hamilton goes into this year’s race knowing he’ll be lucky to score points. At the sharp end of F1, teams come and teams go. But of late no team has oscillated between being championship-challengers and also-rans with the same unpredictability […]

F1 leaving Britain would be madness

If Donington Park isn’t up to scratch by 2010, there won’t be a British Grand Prix. That’s Bernie Ecclestone’s insistence – and it is complete and utter folly. At a time when F1 spectator figures are taking a hammering, the last thing F1 should be doing is turning its back on one of the best-attended […]

Silverstone: Button?s home, Barrichello?s track? (British Grand Prix preview)

Rubens Barrichello needs to do something ?ǣ anything ?ǣ to stop 2009 turning into a repeat of those six long seasons spent in Michael Schumacher?s shadow. Seven races into this year?s championship, Button has won six times and Barrichello?s points total is barely more than half his British team mate?s. Button can expect an enthusiastic […]

F1 links: FIA responds, FOTA does not

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. ACEA (FIA press release) "The FIA's objective is to enable manufacturers in Formula One to […]

Minibus takes on Coulthard’s F1 car in Peru, loses (Pictures and video)

David Coulthard won’t be competing in his home Grand Prix this race for the first time in 16 years. But he still gets to take F1 cars for a spin every now and then. Yesterday he demonstrated a Red Bull show car in Lima, the capital city of Peru. Here’s some pictures and video from […]

Button tipped to boost home wins record

Britain has had more home winners of its Grand Prix than any other country. And with Jenson Button favourite to win again this year, that record could grow even further this weekend.

Join me and other F1 Fanatics at the British GP this weekend (Update)

Follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for the latest updates from the British Grand Prix this weekend There’s been a big response to our plans for a Silverstone Meet & Greet on the forum and on Facebook. So far it looks like there could be around 100 of us heading to Silverstone for the Grand Prix […]