Schumacher-Mercedes deal “imminent”

Michael Schumacher’sF1 career in pictures Update: Official: Schumacher to make F1 return Michael Schumacher could be about to confirm an astonishing return to F1 in 2010. The BBC claims details of his comeback for Mercedes alongside Nico Rosberg will shortly be made official, although his official spokesperson Sabine Kehm is not confirming them at the […]

Think the new F1 points system is weird? We’ve seen much stranger

2010 F1 season

Every F1 points system from 1950 to 2010 with all the Formula 1 points rules explained.

F1 gets internet coverage in USA

Speed TV has confirmed a new deal to broadcast F1 live in America – including the first deal to show official Formula 1 video online in the USA. A statement from the channel said: Speed will continue to offer its long-running live coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship, including live coverage of qualifying […]

What was the best pass of 2009? (Video)

Overtaking in F1 is a hotly-debated subject – particularly the view that we haven’t seen much of it this year. That isn’t necessarily the case. The video above compiles a selection of the best passes of 2009 – and there were more besides that don’t feature on there. But which driver made the best overtaking […]

F1 links: Williams chases Icelandic debt

Iceland’s Glitnir ‘owes’ £10m to F1 team Williams (Daily Telegraph) "After the Icelandic banking sector collapsed last year, Glitnir bank was taken over by the Icelandic government and Williams has not received sponsorship payments since." F1 Race of the Noughties (Motor Sport Musings) Dank puts the case for the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix – which […]

Petronas to be Mercedes title sponsor

Former BMW and Sauber sponsor Petronas will switch its backing to Mercedes next year. The team’s official title will be the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team.

The future of F1 Fanatic

I started F1 Fanatic at the beginning of 2005 as a hobby. At the time I never thought that within a few years it would grow into a site visited by around 200,000 people per month. But in the past few months I have felt increasingly frustrated that I don’t have enough time to do […]

Briatore wields harpoon in Bernie’s card

Bernie Ecclestone is not above making a wry joke with his annual Christmas cards and this year is no exception. His cartoon card features the team bosses waving goodbye to Max Mosley. Meanwhile Flavio Briatore – depicted aboard a pirate rowboat – takes aim at his yacht with a harpoon.

Button fails to improve on Top Gear lap

Jenson Button failed to improve his best lap time around the Top Gear track. He set a 1’44.9 lap in the Suzuki Liana – two-tenths of a second slower than his previous effort. The track was wet whereas it had been dry for his first attempt. But his 2010 team mate Lewis Hamilton had previously […]

Rome ‘has F1 race deal’ – Gazzetta

Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport claims a deal is in place for F1 to race on the streets of Rome. It reports race organiser Maurizio Flammini has done a deal with Bernie Ecclestone. Earlier this year it emerged the venue was seeking an F1 race for 2012. A race deal for 2012 would be consistent with […]

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