F1 links: Williams chases Icelandic debt

Iceland’s Glitnir ‘owes’ £10m to F1 team Williams (Daily Telegraph) "After the Icelandic banking sector collapsed last year, Glitnir bank was taken over by the Icelandic government and Williams has not received sponsorship payments since." F1 Race of the Noughties (Motor Sport Musings) Dank puts the case for the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix – which […]

Petronas to be Mercedes title sponsor

Former BMW and Sauber sponsor Petronas will switch its backing to Mercedes next year. The team’s official title will be the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team.

The future of F1 Fanatic

I started F1 Fanatic at the beginning of 2005 as a hobby. At the time I never thought that within a few years it would grow into a site visited by around 200,000 people per month. But in the past few months I have felt increasingly frustrated that I don’t have enough time to do […]

Briatore wields harpoon in Bernie’s card

Bernie Ecclestone is not above making a wry joke with his annual Christmas cards and this year is no exception. His cartoon card features the team bosses waving goodbye to Max Mosley. Meanwhile Flavio Briatore – depicted aboard a pirate rowboat – takes aim at his yacht with a harpoon.

Button fails to improve on Top Gear lap

Jenson Button failed to improve his best lap time around the Top Gear track. He set a 1’44.9 lap in the Suzuki Liana – two-tenths of a second slower than his previous effort. The track was wet whereas it had been dry for his first attempt. But his 2010 team mate Lewis Hamilton had previously […]

Rome ‘has F1 race deal’ – Gazzetta

Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport claims a deal is in place for F1 to race on the streets of Rome. It reports race organiser Maurizio Flammini has done a deal with Bernie Ecclestone. Earlier this year it emerged the venue was seeking an F1 race for 2012. A race deal for 2012 would be consistent with […]

??120K Cruden Hexatech racing simulator is the ultimate gift for an F1 fan

Still not sure what to buy for the F1 fan in your life? How about a full size professional racing simulator as used by F1 teams? The Cruden Hexatech promises the most convincing racing experience money can buy with realistic G-Force simulation and steering feedback. It comes with software to simulate fast lap shoot-outs, 24-hour […]

Lewis Hamilton’s last-lap championship win voted best F1 race of the 2000s

The heart-stopping conclusion to the 2008 F1 championship – which saw Lewis Hamilton snatch the title away from Felipe Massa at the last gasp – has been voted the best F1 races of the last ten years by F1 Fanatic readers. The 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix garnered more than 40% of the votes cast. Second […]

Jenson Button on Top Gear tonight

Update: Button fails to improve on Top Gear lap Jenson Button returns to BBC’s Top Gear tonight for the first time since winning the world championship. And it’s clear from the pictures from the show he faces a ribbing about finishing runner-up in the Sports Personality of the Year awards last week. He last appeared […]

Montezemolo explains Alonso-Raikkonen switch, denies Santander link (Video)

As well as dropping big fat hints about Michael Schumacher moving to Mercedes, Luca di Montezemolo has also responded to claims about his choice of driver line-up for 2010. He denied bring Fernando Alonso on board purely to keep new sponsor Spanish bank Santander happy: The role of Santander? Certainly, they are happy, but it […]

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