Reports from Japan indicate that Honda’s Suzuka circuit will lose the Japanese Grand Prix to Toyota’s Fuji Speedway in 2007. The Yomiuri Shimbun claims Fuji have done a deal with Formula One Management, but that Suzuka could yet be thrown a lifeline as Japan could host two races. In 2005 Suzuka was voted the second-best [...]
In this week’s issue of F1Fanatic: Bahrain Grand Prix review Starting in style Cold turkey Schumacher: The qualifying king? Malaysian Grand Prix preview Editorial: A change for the better
Formula One enters the second round of 2006 off the back of a fantastic race in Bahrain – will we get another cracker at the Sepang International Circuit? There are plenty of questions awaiting answers after the first round – the most pressing of which being whether McLaren-Mercedes have the speed and reliability for Kimi [...]
After qualifying in Bahrain, all the talk was of Michael Schumacher equalling Ayrton Senna’s twelve-year-old record for most pole positions – 65. So does this make Schumacher the all-time premier pole-sitter?
Conventional wisdom has it that when you make a big change to the F1 rules, the better-resourced teams steal a huge advantage. 2006 has already turned that on its head. The new 2.4-litre V8 engines are the most substantial individual change to the technical rules since the imposition of grooved tyres and narrow-track chassis in [...]
So, how did you cope with five months without Formula One? Ben Evans shares his solutions to off-season boredom. The BBC stepped into the breach with some rather excellent alternatives to the lack of F1 action over the winter. First there was the Winter Olympics – complete with F1 action in the opening ceremony. Admittedly [...]
The Bahrain Grand Prix was a bit of a stonker – and there’s nothing like a cracking first race to set you up for the season. Ben Evans reviews some of his favourites.
All eleven Formula One teams have signed a new pact limiting themselves to 36 days on testing in 2006 as predicted last week. Even Ferrari, who refused to sign a similar pact for 2005 limiting testing to 30 days and repeatedly stated they would only agree to limit testing mileage, have signed. The new deal [...]
McLaren’s definitive 2006 livery went on show today after the team confirmed their deal with Emirates airlines. Vodafone will be the team’s title sponsor from 2007. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / emirates / mclaren