European Grand Prix weather forecast

F1 returns after a four-week break for the European Grand Prix in the city of Valencia this weekend. August is the hottest month of the year in this part of the world and the weather is expected to run true to form, with hot, dry running on all three days. Temperatures are forecast to be […]

Renault F1 open day (pictures)

Renault held an open day for fans earlier this week. Their current and former F1 cars were on display, including Fernando Alonso’s championship-winning car from 2005 and the Renault-powered Benetton Michael Schumacher won the 1995 title in. Pete Johnston went along and very kindly allowed me to use some of his pictures from the day:

F1 links: Montreal tipped for 2010 calendar

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. F1 rumours overshadow NASCAR "La Presse reported that only a few details and a couple […]

2009 half-term F1 driver rankings part 2

We’ve got eight drivers left to rank: so who has been the most impressive of 2009 so far? Here’s my take on the best drivers in the first half of 2009 – share your pick of the best below.

Have you spotted an F1 lookalike?

F1 Fanatic guest writer Gerard Hetman met baseball player Phil Coke recently – and was struck by how much he looked like Kimi Raikkonen. Which got him thinking about F1 lookalikes… Last year I paid a visit to the Yankee Stadium while clad in McLaren gear to conduct some impromptu market research on how well-known […]

2009 half-term F1 driver rankings part 1

The summer break is the traditional mid-point of the season, and a good time to take stock of who’s doing well and who’s struggling so far this year. Here’s part one of my rankings of the F1 drivers so far this year including some of your observations from the forum:

Lewis Hamilton in Ayrton Senna’s McLaren-Honda MP4/4

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Pictures of Lewis Hamilton in Ayrton Senna’s 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4/4.

F1 links: New Briatore broadside from Piquet

Nelson Piquet Jr. again criticizes Flavio Briatore “A manager, in his view, is someone who takes 20 percent from the drivers’ money. In our view, it would be someone trying their best for a good contract.” Ele ta otimo …vivaaaa Picture posted by Rubens Barrichello of him with a recovering Felipe Massa The Name’s Alguersuari… […]

Why three-car teams isn’t a great idea

Three Lotuses in the top four places at Brands Hatch in 1968 Unhappy at missing out on the opportunity to get Michael Schumacher back in one of his cars, Luca di Montezemolo is pushing for teams to be able to run three cars again: We’re continuing to fight until every team has the right to […]

Youth and experience: the leading candidates for USF1’s seats in 2010

USF1 is considering some very different drivers for its inaugural F1 season next year. The team has indicated it is looking at a mix of young American drivers (Jonathan Summerton, Graham Rahal or Ryan Hunter-Reay) alongside a more experienced F1 driver from Europe (Pedro de la Rosa or Alexander Wurz). Who will they pick? Here’s […]

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