Italian GP history 1970-1988 (Video)

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Here’s the second part of Journeyer’s guide to the Italian Grand Prix – part one is here. Monza has always been known as the ‘Temple of Speed’. But in the early 1970s many were thinking there was too much speed. Following the events of 1970, Monza would start putting chicanes in place to slow the […]

Monza looks like being another wet race (2008 Italian Grand Prix preview)

The 2008 F1 season could see a fourth race hit by rain this weekend. A wet Italian Grand Prix is very rare but there are strong predictions for wet weather during qualifying this weekend as well as the Grand Prix itself.

Belgian GP: team mate performances

After the European Grand Prix I created a series of charts to see how the race lap times by the drivers in each of the top three teams compared. This time I’ve repeated the exercise for all 20 drivers in the Belgian Grand Prix. Which drivers coped best with the wet weather? Which team mates […]

2010 United States Grand Prix rumoured

F1 team bosses have put more pressure on Bernie Ecclestone to put the United States Grand Prix back on the calendar in 2010. However the venue for the race may not be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the race was last held from 2000-2007.

Italian GP history 1931-1969 (Video)

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Journeyer takes us through the history of one of F1′s oldest and grandest races, the Italian Grand Prix. Parts two and three will follow over the next two days. From one historic race to another, F1 goes on what may be its best back-to-back for years: we leave Spa for Monza. And there’s two great […]

Will Hamilton’s petition beat Alonso’s?

Over 26,000 people have now signed a petition decrying the FIA’s penalty against Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix. When I began writing this post there were just over 25,900 signatures on it. Now there are 26,202. It’s easy to by cynical about how effective online petitions are, but you have to be impressed […]

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly […]

Ferrari to the fore at Monza? (2008 Italian Grand Prix preview)

At Valencia Ferrari and (Ferrari-engined) Toro Rosso dominated the speed traps. Monza has a similar mix of long straights and slow corners, so will the Ferrari-powered cars be at the front once again? And can McLaren or BMW do anything to stop the red cars running riot in front of their home crowd?

Jarno Trulli on his F1 career (Video)

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Jarno Trulli looks back on his motor racing career in this video from Toyota. The Italian one-time Grand Prix winner talks about getting started in karts and memorable moment from F1. It also shows the roads around his home town of Pescara, which held the 1957 Italian Grand Prix. And, of course, Trulli’s passion for […]

Seven reasons why so many F1 fans are furious about Hamilton’s penalty

After the stewards took Lewis Hamilton’s win in the Belgian Grand Prix and handed it to Felipe Massa comments flew into F1 Fanatic faster than I had time to read them. Inevitably many have reacted to the decision based on whether they’re fans of Hamilton or Ferrari, which is understandable. But reading the hundreds of […]