F1 2009 DVD “Not in a hurry” reviewed


F1 season review DVDs just keep getting longer. The 2009 edition – weakly titled “Not in a hurry” – clocks in at more than four-and-a-half hours including extras. The tightly-regulated broadcasting of Formula 1 means this is the only way you can buy video footage of Jenson Button’s championship victory and all the other highlights […]

Jenson Button: My championship year (Book review)

Of the glut of books which have appeared on the subject of Britain’s other F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton, the authorised biography was one of the less interesting efforts. The official word on Jenson Button’s extraordinary championship-winning season promises a more personal angle incorporating his race-by-race notes on the season and even text messages from his […]

F1 race ticket discounts run out soon

Buying F1 tickets isn’t cheap but you can get the best deals if you book quickly. Tracks are offering discounts of up to 20% if you buy your tickets within the next few weeks. Bahrain, Sepang, Catalunya, Silverstone and Spa are all offering discounts for their 2010 F1 races. Here’s where the best bargains can […]

Danica Patrick joins NASCAR

Danica Patrick joining NASCAR may not seem especially relevant for F1 fans, particularly those of us in Europe. But you have to pause for a moment and consider the scale of the missed opportunity. Here is a talented, female, American racing driver who, had things gone differently, might have ended up in F1. Simply being […]

Update on improvements to F1 Fanatic

A few weeks ago I asked for your suggestions for how to improve F1 Fanatic. The response was great, with plenty of useful ideas and – just as important – lots of poeple telling me which bits to keep because they like them. I have compiled your suggestions along with the many improvements I want […]

Button leads F1 drivers in BRDC awards

Future McLaren team mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were among the winners in yesterday’s BRDC awards. Button was handed one of his trophies by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, as the BRDC celebrated the extension of Silverstone’s Grand Prix contract. Button claimed four prizes including the BRDC Gold Star for top-performing British (or Commonwealth) driver […]

F1 edging towards 20-race seasons

The confirmation of the British Grand Prix on the 2010 F1 calendar yesterday confirms next year’s schedule will be the joint-longest ever. With the first Indian Grand Prix planned for 2011, F1 may soon see its first 20-race championship.

Silverstone to use “more exciting” Moto GP track for 2010 F1 race (Pictures)

Silverstone intends to use a new track layout for the 2010 British Grand Prix. The new circuit will include most of Silverstone’s signature high-speed bends such as Copse, Maggotts, Becketts and Stowe, but not the high-speed Bridge corner. But a circuit spokesperson told F1 Fanatic he expected the new circuit to be “equally, if not […]

What was F1’s best race of the decade?

While the first half of F1’s sixth decade will be remembered for the crushing dominance of Michael Schumacher, the second half was much less predictable. I know I’m as guilty as anyone of complaining about the odd duff race too much when I should be talking up the great moments F1 gives us. So let’s […]

Football goes 3D but still no HD for F1

The 2010 Football World Cup will be broadcast in 3D next year by Sony. Up to 25 matches in the 64-game series will be available in 3D. F1, meanwhile, has still not embraced the last generation of broadcasting technology: high definition.

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