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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]