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Weblog Awards: Vote F1 Fanatic!

F1 Fanatic has been nominated for the “Best Sports Blog award in the 2008 Weblog Awards. (Yes, I know it’s 2009 – they do the 2008 awards in 2009!) Voting starts today and runs until Tuesday 13th January. You can vote once in each cateogry in every 24 hour period so if you want to […]

F1 links: Schumacher and Honda

Michael Schumacher and Honda "One intriguing rumour to surface over the Christmas period is the suggestion that Honda Racing F1's Ross Brawn may have been talking seriously to Michael Schumacher about working together to save the Brackley team. Schumacher has plenty of private money but it is unrealistic to believe that anyone will spend their […]

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 […]