19 races is too few, not too many

After the 2010 F1 calendar was announced I was surprised to see the poor reception it got from some F1 journalists. Ed Gorman of The Times complained: In my view that is too long and about two races too many. I couldn’t disagree more. I say a bigger calendar is a better one.

ING and Mutua Madrilena drop Renault

The FIA felt Renault’s deliberate crash in last year’s Singapore Grand Prix was hardly worth punishing. But two of the biggest names on the teams’ cars no longer wish to be tainted by association with the team’s flagrant act of cheating. Title sponsors ING jumped ship within hours of Mutua Madrilena abandoning the team. Neither […]

F1 2009 game exclusive video: first footage of Singapore Grand Prix track

Here’s a new video of Codemasters official Formula 1 game “F1 2009″, which goes on sale for Nintendo Wii next month.

Nico Rosberg’s F1 career in video


F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks at the improving form of Williams star driver Nico Rosberg. Nico Rosberg has had an interesting couple of weeks. Some have praised him as the real winner of the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix (although he was also a beneficiary of Nelson Piquet Jnr’s crash). He had also been linked […]

F1 links: Rosberg: ‘I won Singapore’

Nico Rosberg feels he is the moral winner of last year’s Singapore Grand Prix following the Renault crash scandal. Plus, Bernie Ecclestone has criticised Flavio Briatore’s punishment, while the Italian consisders starting a racing series of his own. And Ferrari are once again dropping hints about Fernando Alonso. ‘Winner’ Rosberg is still so bitter (Daily […]

Do F1 drivers help decide strategies? Alonso doesn’t, Hamilton does

Did Fernando Alonso know about Renault’s conspiracy to cause a crash in last year’s Singapore Grand Prix? That question has provoked a huge amount of discussion here at F1 Fanatic and on other F1 sites. A crucial part of the debate hinges on whether drivers like Alonso are handed their strategies by the team, or […]

Williams defy FOTA over KERS in 2010

Williams was only re-admitted into the F1 teams’ association two weeks ago. Now, having said it will use a Kinetic Energy Recovery System on its car in 2010, it once again finds itself in opposition to most of its fellow teams. This isn’t going to win them any friends – at least, not outside the […]

F1 links: British GP in World Cup clash

Next year’s British Grand Prix will be on the same day as the football World Cup final – but the two events are at least not happening at the same time of the day. Here’s more on that story plus other F1 news and reaction: 2010 calendar reveals new British Grand Prix blow (Brits on […]

Singapore Grand Prix 2009: F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

Ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix I thought I’d try something a little different. We can’t all be at the race and we can’t all get a race programme. So in this post you’ll find links to all the information you need ahead of the Grand Prix weekend, including information about the track, the […]

Who is Renault’s “Witness X”?

The FIA has formally published the widely-leaked evidence relating to Renault’s Singapore trial, along with various other documents including a 76-minute recording of the discussion at yesterday’s World Motor Sports Council meeting. The material can be downloaded from the FIA website. Although there isn’t much in the documents that hasn’t already been made public, there […]

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