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Do you use earplugs at F1 races?

Judging by the number of entries to the Kangaroo TV competition last week plenty of you are heading to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix this weekend. So where do you all stand on the controversial question of earplugs? Are they an essential part of an F1 weekend, or do they ruin the exhilarating blast […]

First time at an F1 GP: Silverstone 2005

Like many of us Scott Woodwiss watched F1 from a distance before he finally got to see the sport up close. Read about his first experience at a Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone in 2005 below. I?ve been a fan of this strange and crazy phenomenon we call Formula 1 since the tender age of […]

Video: British Grand Prix history 1977-92


Journeyer continues his three-part look back at the history of the British Grand Prix. You can read the first part here. 1979: Just like Ferrari 28 years earlier, Williams achieved their first ever Grand Prix win that year at Silverstone. Clay Regazzoni was the winning driver. Teammate Alan Jones was also challenging for the win, […]

Video: 2008 British GP preview


Here’s the British Grand Prix preview video which features a virtual lap of the Silverstone Circuit, Murray Walker on the memorable 1987 race, and a feature on Sebastien Bourdais.

ITV F1 TV ratings grow slowly

ITV’s F1 coverage comes to an end this year and the BBC are taking over for 2009. The corporation might have done well out of the change, as it appears F1 audiences are growing in Britain at the moment. But is this a sustainable, long-term increase in dedicated F1 followers, or ‘fair-weather fans’ who only […]

McLaren want more openness in F1 – they should start with their own pit wall

Martin Whitmarsh been banging the drum for more open communication between F1 and its fans: I think for us to maintain and develop our fanbase we have to make better use of Formula One as an asset. Those of us that are involved in it have not yet done a good enough job to provide […]

2008 British Grand Prix preview: Toyota vs Red Bull vs Renault vs Williams

Behind the top three of Ferrari, McLaren and BMW the battle among the midfield teams is just as excitingly close. Not least because it’s two factory teams versus their two customers: 4. Red Bull-Renault 24 5. Toyota 23 6. Williams-Toyota 15 7. Renault 12 Toyota made a major step forward in France, scoring their first […]

Video: British Grand Prix history 1950-76


F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer begins a three-part series looking back at highlights from the British Grand Prix. We now go to Silverstone for the 60th British Grand Prix. As it’s the 60th, there have been special celebrations planned to mark the occasion. We’ll have our own little celebration by going through the British Grand […]

Dario Franchitti should swallow his pride and return to Indy Car after being dropped by his NASCAR team

Dario Franchitti has been dropped as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver by Chip Ganassi Racing. He will no longer compete in the top tier of the championship, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll now race in the Nationwide or Craftsman Trucks series. I’m no fan of NASCAR and I thought Franchitti’s decision to […]

Mark Webber: the driver debates

Mark Webber is, to some, one of the most promising F1 drivers and would be winning races tomorrow if he was in a McLaren or Ferrari. Others feel the hype doesn?t match reality, Webber has thrown away opportunities and never passes up an opportunity to whinge to the press.