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F1 links: Spa’s $4.7m loss

Belgium loses $4.7m The Belgian Grand Prix last year lost $4.7m. The race day attendance was just 52,000, which was 10,000 down on the previous year. 'A wicked shame' if F1 consigns Senna to DTM Bruno Senna's former GP2 boss Paul Jackson: "We really do believe he's a talent, but for some reason a lot […]

F1 Fanatic is four!

F1 Fanatic first appeared on March 5th, 2005 and today it is four years old! In the past I have marked the site’s birthdays by wheeling out new site designs but I’m sticking with the same basic layout for the foreseeable future, though with some minor updates in the pipeline for the coming weeks. As […]

BBC revamps Formula 1 site

The BBC has re-launched its Formula 1 website ahead of the 2009 F1 season. ‘Formula One’ now gets its own tab on the Sport homepage (which, confusingly, is separate from the ‘motor sport’ section). There are some excellent offerings on the site including video clips from past races. There are new columns from pundits including […]

The F1 teams’ plans: what’s good, what’s bad and what’s missing

The teams’ plans for the future of F1 revealed today are a mixture of sound ideas plus a couple of complete and utter howlers. There was a lot to commend in the ideas they put forward today, but a few worrying omissions as well. Here’s my take on FOTA’s F1 proposal.

Should F1 races be shorter? (Poll)

The F1 teams’ association has recommended that F1 race distances should be cut from 320km (200 miles) to 250km (155 miles).

Honda ‘saved’ says Nick Fry

Nick Fry has told the BBC that the Honda F1 team has been saved. Fry said: “All the teams and their support have helped us preserve our team. So I, Ross [Brawn] and our 700 employees thank them.” The team is expected to field Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello in its two cars, which they […]

2009 F1 testing: 5th March (Update: pictures added)

It’s the final day of F1 testing at Jerez this week although Renault have packed up and left the test already after Fernando Alonso went fastest yesterday. Force India have done the same. Much of yesterday’s discussion surrounded exactly what McLaren are up to and whether their continued use of a 2008-spec rear wing hints […]

What will be in FOTA?s ??future of F1? plan? (Update: announcement in full)

The F1 teams’ association is holding a press conference in Geneva today to reveal its plans for the future of F1. We?ve had a few glimpses of what they?ve got planned ?ǣ some good, some bad. Here?s what we know and what we expect from today?s announcement. Update: See below for the announcement in full.

F1 links: Mansell vs Hamilton

Mansell: I'm the top man, Lewis Nigel Mansell: “No disrespect to Lewis but what’s the point of a championship where you only have 18 or 20 cars running? When I won the title, I beat 25 other cars. That makes Lewis’ title 20 per cent less credible than mine.” Lewis Hamilton's F1 world title not […]

F1 on the iPhone

An F1 application for the iPhone has been launched featuring news headlines from F1 Fanatic. It also offers race day countdown and weather forecasts, drivers and constructors championship standings, event information, team data and more. According to the team behind the application: “We are now the number two most popular sports application in the UK, […]