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 […]

F1 links: Teams complain about Donnelly

The FIA-FOTA row is still rumbling on with fresh objections from the teams and even murmurings of discontent from one of the putative new outfits which didn’t get a place for 2010. Plus with the British Grand Prix coming up next thoughts are turning to whether there will be an F1 race in Britain at […]

Wurz, Brabham and Gene win the Le Mans 24 Hours for Peugeot

Peugeot’s squad of three former F1 drivers claimed overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Alexander Wurz, David Brabham and Marc Gene led home a Peugeot one-two. The French team resisted the temptation to swap the running order of its leading cars and promote the second-placed all-French (and all-F1) car of Sebastien Bourdais, Franck […]

British Grand Prix weather forecast

We are not likely to see a repeat of the heavy rain we saw in 2008 in this year’s British Grand Prix. The outlook for the weekend is dry with warm temperatures pushing up towards 20C. This will follow a week of largely wet weather which should leave the track very ‘green’ on Friday. The […]