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What was the best underdog race win?

Carlos di Bello sent in this question via Skribit: What are the top ten races where superior driving overcame inferior mechanical means? I thought that was a good question to put to the collective wisdom of F1 Fanatic readers. What do you think was the best victory for a driver in a sub-par car? Here?s […]

Toro Rosso STR4 to debut on Wednesday

Toro Rosso’s 2009 car will be given its circuit debut next Wednesday, according to a report in the German specialist press. Auto Motor und Sport claims the STR4, a Ferrari-powered version of the Adrian Newey-designed Red Bull car, is to be shaken down at the Adria circuit in northern Italy on March 4, with Sebastien […]

USF1: The case against

Guest writer Peter Anderson, who posts comments as ZeroGee, is deeply sceptical about the USF1 project. Here’s why. As I’ve written here before I think the US F1 team is little more than a stunt. Here’s my take on their plans and why I think that this will be the very definition of an F1 […]

No GP2 on BBC in 2009

The BBC’s comprehensive F1 coverage plan will sadly not extend to GP2 race coverage, or any of the other usual support races at F1 weekends. This was confirmed by interactive TV editor Matt Millington on the Sport Editors’ Blog, who offered no reason why the decision had been taken: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer […]

Williams to lose RBS sponsorship in 2010

RBS has confirmed its widely-expected move not to continue its sponsorship of the Williams F1 team beyond the end of its current contract. The deal expires at the end of the 2010 season. The bank is in serious financial trouble and is being supported by the UK government. As discussed yesterday brand ambassador and former […]

Ray of light for Honda as team goes testing

A very surprising story on Autosport.com this evening: Despite no confirmation that a buyer has been found to secure the future of the Brackley-based outfit, autosport.com has learned that with the 2009 car now ready, team personnel have been instructed to get ready to go testing. It is not clear whether the preparations are advanced […]

Why F1 should race on ovals

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IndyCar’s final race of 2008 at Chicago The F1 calendar features some of the greatest racing circuits in the world. To become Formula 1 world champion you must prove yourself on the 350kph straights of Monza, the tight confines of Monte-Carlo, and everything in between. there’s one type of track missing from F1 racing, the […]

F1 links: James Allen on BBC’s F1 plans

A look at the BBC’s F1 TV plans James Allen on BBC's coverage: "Because of the way the F1 TV package is sold to sponsors I imagine that the world feed will still be the dominant element in the split screen, on which you will be able to watch these other features. I’d be very […]

F1 Fanatic hits 2,000 subscribers

F1 Fanatic has passed a landmark this week as the site has exceeded 2,000 RSS subscribers for the first time. Actually, the way these things go it passed 2,000, then fell under it, then passed it again, and so on, but it looks like the threshold has been solidly passed now. I’ve been very encouraged […]

USF1 to be ‘poster child’ team (updated)

F1 Fanatic guest writer Gerard Hetman kept an eye on the USF1 announcement on Speed TV and sent in this report. Tuesday saw the dawn of a new era in Formula 1 team management and ownership with the launch of the USF1 racing team. Co-founded by longtime F1 stalwarts Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, the […]