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Bleekemolen puts Netherlands back on top (A1GP)

A1 Grand Prix’s first race at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa was dominated by the Netherland’s Jeroen Bleekemolen. Bleekemolen started from pole position alongside Filipe Albuquerque. But the Portuguese driver was beaten to the first corner by Neel Jani, which allowed Bleekemolen to quickly extend his lead.

New community page

To help keep track of the many different ways you can keep in touch with F1 Fanatic I’ve created a new community page that brings everything together. You can find a link to it in the header bar. Here you can see what the latest comments are, who’s made the most comments and which articles […]

Branson wants clean and cheap racing

Virgin boss Richard Branson has discussed what he would like to see in Formula 1 racing if his company were to become involved. However he refrained from clarifying whether or not he was in discussions to take over the Honda F1 team: If we were in discussions I wouldn’t be allowed to say it because […]

Williams FW31 livery revealed (pictures)

Pictures

It looks like the leaked picture of Williams’ 2009 livery was accurate after all. These new photographs from Williams sponsor Allianz show the FW31 in what looks very much like a combination of the colour scheme seen on the leaked picture plus the sponsors layout shown on the interim car. By my reckoning this makes […]

Singapore launches another fan competition

Singapore has announced another competition for fans to win tickets to its 2009 F1 race. Unusually, the competition entry is limited to people who visited last year’s race. Whoever sends in the best photograph from the 2008 event gets Paddock Club tickets for this year. Singapore is also offering tickets to the 2009 race to […]

Ten ways to pick an F1 race to visit

With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.

“Ayrton Senna: An interactive voyage” (Christopher Hilton, 2009)

If there?s one thing my bookshelf isn?t short of it?s Ayrton Senna biographies. So what?s the cause for this new title as the 15th anniversary of Senna?s untimely passing approaches? The idea behind this book, and the reason behind that ??interactive voyage?? tag, is that as well as a biography you get copies of various […]

F1 links: Ecclestone courts Virgin

Bernie Ecclestone rolls out red carpet for Richard Branson’s Honda offer “The most powerful figure in Formula One is ready to roll out the red carpet for the entrepreneur and his ??7billion Virgin Group.” Is F1 a good idea for Virgin? “Formula 1 in its current state offers little in terms of direct financial return. […]

First corner shuffle opens door for Perez (GP2 Asia)

The second GP2 Asia race at Qatar was largely decided by the hectic dash to the first corner. The Arden duo of Luis Razia and Edoardo Mortara locked out the front row courtesy of their seventh and eighth place finishes in the feature race. But they lost time keeping Davide Valsechi behind, pinching the Durango […]

BBC to show F1 practice live

An early schedule for BBC’s F1 coverage posted by Francois shows they will be broadcasting F1 practice sessions live this year. However it is not yet clear whether the practice session on Saturday will be shown as well as the two on Friday. Last year ITV screened Friday practice live online, but not Saturday’s session […]