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Why did the FIA let Vitantonio Liuzzi appeal but not Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton has had Belgian Grand Prix penalty appeal thrown out, bringing another wave of reaction, much of it highly critical of the FIA. At the heart of the controversy is the FIA’s decision not to allow Hamilton to submit his appeal, despite letting another driver, Vitantonio Liuzzi, do so last year. The official documents […]

Lewis Hamilton’s appeal fails and Felipe Massa keeps Belgian Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton was not successful in his appeal against the penalty he received in the Belgian Grand Prix. The FIA International Court of Appeal’s decision means Felipe Massa remains the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Nick Heidfeld and Hamilton. As was widely expected the FIA threw out the appeal on the grounds […]

Crashed and Byrned (Tommy Byrne with Mark Hughes, 2008)

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Review of Crashed and Byrned (Tommy Byrne with Mark Hughes, 2008)

Will Raikkonen, Heidfeld or Kovalainen?s 2008 title hopes end in Singapore?

The first ever Singapore Grand Prix could influence the F1 title battle in many ways. But one of the most interesting changes could be in the role the team mates of championship leaders Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica have to play in the subsequent races. Any one of their team mates ?ǣ Heikki […]

McLaren claims the FIA mis-represented its own steward in Lewis Hamilton trial

The Times’ Ed Gorman reported a very surprising development during today’s hearing into Lewis Hamilton’s controversial Spa penalty. According to Gorman, McLaren produced a document claiming the FIA tried to undermine McLaren’s argument about the admissibility of the appeal by mis-representing the position of one of its own stewards.

Toyota has $445.6m F1 budget

Ten F1 teams spend over $3bn per year

Thoughts on Singapore’s F1 street track (2008 Singapore Grand Prix preview)

Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo is not looking forward to F1 racing at the new Singapore street circuit at night: The drivers are concentrating on what needs to be improved and on the next grand prix in Singapore. But I have the impression that it’s another track where you can’t overtake, Valencia-style. To go on […]

Fabrizio Giovanardi wins BTCC title at Brands Hatch

Fabrizio Giovanardi has won the British Touring Car Championship for a second consecutive year following the first race at Brands Hatch. Giovanardi only finished 14th in his Vauxhall Vectra after going off at Paddock Hill bend on the second lap. But with title rival Jason Plato finishing only fifth Giovanardi had amassed enough of a […]

Improved commenting at F1 Fanatic

A few additions to the site should make it easier to make comments and edit them when you make a mistake.

Nico H???lkenberg closes in on F3 Euroseries title at Catalunya

Nico H???lkenberg won the first of the two F3 races at Barcelona this weekend. And although he failed to score in the second race he nonetheless extended his championship lead over rivals Edoardo Mortara, Renger van der Zande and Christian Vietoris.