I had a great time at Oulton Park yesterday watching the British Touring Car Championship and support races. I also got to say hello to Luke from Motorsport in Print, who supplies some of the prizes for the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. He was at the track doing paintings of Matt Hamilton’s Honda Civic. Back … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 7/6/2010
How did McLaren get on terms with Red Bull in Istanbul? F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer takes a look at the changes to the cars in Istanbul. On the face of it the Turkish Grand Prix should have been an easy one-two for Red Bull. The Milton Keynes-based outfit had almost a second a … Continue reading Technical review: Turkish Grand Prix
F1 fans in Britain don’t forget to watch “Hammond meets Moss” on BBC 4 at 9pm, with Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond interviewing Sir Stirling Moss. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Richard Hammond meets fellow crash survivor Stirling (Daily Mirror) “I told him that when I was recovering I felt like having a T-shirt printed that … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 6/6/2010
Bernie Ecclestone has talked in recent weeks about expanding the F1 calendar to 24 races. The early signs are next year’s F1 schedule could be the longest ever – with the new Indian Grand Prix taking the championship up to 20 races for the first time.
How are you spending your Grand Prix-free weekend? As ever, let us know in the comments. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Engine parity key to RBR’s Renault deal (Autosport) Christian Horner: “I think it demonstrates the job the guys are doing with the chassis, they are doing a phenomenal job at the moment because we probably … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 5/6/2010
Lotus technical director Mike Gascoyne is hoping the team will have the chance to score its first points in the Canadian Grand Prix. Gascoyne said the team could benefit from having two experienced drivers in next weekend’s race, which often sees many retirements: Canada?óÔé¼Ôäós a race we all look forward to. It?óÔé¼Ôäós a great city … Continue reading Lotus hoping to pick up points in Montreal
Mercedes are aiming for a better straight-line performance from their W01 in the Canadian Grand Prix. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is reputed for being a circuit where straight-line speed is crucial for a quick lap. Michael Schumacher said: The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is all about top speed so we have worked very hard on this, … Continue reading Mercedes focus on top speed for Canada
Today on F1 Fanatic we’ll have our latest instalment of “Why you should watch…”. Keep an eye out for it later today. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Los abuelos de Alonso (Publico.es) Some great pictures of Ferrari F1 cars through the years. Thanks to Dusty for the tip. Whitmarsh on FOTA’s future plans (Autosport, subscription required) … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 4/6/2010