What the average fan really thinks of F1

There’s a lot of discussion about how to ‘improve the show’ and make it more accessible to the ‘average fan’. But what do typical sports fans actually think of F1? I’ve had it in my mind for some time to find out and the festive season has offered lots of opportunities to meet new people. […]

Ralf Schumacher wants 2010 F1 return

Ralf Schumacher wants to emulate brother Michael’s F1 return, telling a German news agency: I would seriously consider an interesting and attractive offer to drive in a competitive Formula One team. Ralf Schumacher Sibling rivalry, eh? Whatever one of them gets, the other has to have one too. But there doesn’t seem to be much […]

Gene: “Schumacher almost rejoined Ferrari”

Michael Schumacher would have made an F1 comeback for Ferrari instead of Mercedes, reckons test driver Marc Gene. Writing on his blog for Spanish newspaper El Mundo Gene claims Schumacher would have been the third driver at Ferrari in 2010 had the regulations allowed him him to race. That would have meant Schumacher teaming up […]

Malaysian washout was 09’s dearest race

The organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix paid the highest fee going to hold an F1 race in 2009 – but they only got half a race for it. The Sepang circuit’s race cost them $45.7m (??28.56m / ??31.75m) to host this year. But the Grand Prix was abandoned after 31 of the scheduled 56 […]

Your questions: Most champions in a seasons and Massa’s team mates

Time for another crop of questions sent to the F1 Fanatic inbox. This week, as Michael Schumacher makes his F1 comeback along three other world champions, what’s the greatest number title-winners to race against each other? See below for the answers to this and more questions.

Lotus builds black and gold Exige S Type 72

Lotus is commemorating one of its most famous F1 cars with a special edition of its Exige S road car. The Lotus Exige S Type 72 is finished in black with gold detailing, mimicking the celebrated John Player Special livery of the Lotus 72 F1 car. According to Lotus it is “finished by the same […]

F1 Fanatic’s highlights of 2009

I’ve trawled through the F1 Fanatic archive for 2009 and picked out a selection of my favourite articles of the year. Here’s my choice of over 60 exclusive interviews, great guest pieces, memorable arguments and other highlights from the site this year.

Season’s greetings from F1 Fanatic

I’m away celebrating Christmas with my family today. Whatever you’re celebrating at the moment (if anything) I hope you have a fantastic time and a great 2010. Thanks very much to IDR who created the video above!

F1 Fanatic home page redesign

As promised, here’s an early look at the next version of the F1 Fanatic home page. The two most important aims for the new version of the home page are: To make it lighter and, therefore, load more quickly To make it easier to see the latest stories Please let me know what you think […]

USF1 starts YouTube channel

YouTube CEO Chad Hurley joined USF1 back in August but until now we’ve not seen much in the way of what that means for the team. There was talk of how USF1 would open up to fans in new ways using technologies like YouTube. That took a step closer to reality today as the team […]

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