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2008 French GP preview: McLaren tactics

Lewis Hamilton is not the first person to receive a grid penalty for a race before the weekend has even started. But this weekend’s French Grand prix will be the first time a leading driver has gone into an event knowing he will drop ten places. Despite this Hamilton last week said he was “quite […]

2008 F1 testing round-up 13: Catalunya

Nine F1 teams tested at the Circuit de Catalunya last week – Force India were absent from the test. Each day’s running saw a little rain, but not very much, and the cars typically completed around 80 laps each. Here’s what they were doing and how they go on:

F1 Fanatic Forum now open!

Recently I’ve noticed some of you haven’t been able to find the right post to talk about the latest piece of F1 news. So I decided to create a forum on the site where we can discuss everything to do with F1 there isn’t room or time to cover on the blog. You can give […]

Ecclestone rattles his sabre again

Bernie Ecclestone is not ready to step back from the risk of dragging F1 into civil war according to an interview in The Times (usually Ecclestone’s preferred newspaper for this sort of annuncement). He has again raised the possibility of F1 splitting from the FIA: What the FIA doesn’t have, which is the most important […]

United States Grand Prix, Pheonix, 1991, start

USA Day: United States GP pictures

Pictures

The United States Grand Prix has visited a range of venues from the great (Watkins Glen, Long Beach) to the less good (Las Vegas, Pheonix).

USA Day: NASCAR 09 review

F1 fans haven’t had an F1 game based on either of the most recent Grand Prix seasons and will have to wait for Codemaster’s 2009 F1 game thanks to Bernie Ecclestone dithering over the contract. The commercial rights holders of NASCAR, America’s most popular motorsport, don’t mess around with major marketing products such as an […]

Audi edges Peugeot in classic Le Mans 24 Hours duel

Audi’s three-car team of Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen was victorious in the Le Mans 24 Hours after a thrilling race-long duel with Peugeot. For McNish it is his second victory in the classic French event . He first won it in 1998 but lost a second win cruelly in the late stages […]

USA Day: Five US scene drivers for F1

There’s no United States Grand Prix this year so it’s USA Day at F1 Fanatic with a series of America-themed articles. Which drivers in the American racing scene whould head over to Formula 1? Here are five of the drivers I’d like to see make the switch from NASCAR and Indy Car.

USA Day: Not the US Grand Prix

Today, one week after the Canadian Grand Prix, should be the United States Grand Prix. But the race fell off the calendar this year after Bernie Ecclestone and Indianapolis circuit owner Tony George failed to agree terms. American fans make up the second-largest group of F1 Fanatic readers by nation (16% in May) and many […]

KERS not powerful enough for F1?

Honda’s Ross Brawn has suggested F1 teams may not use the much-vaunted Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems next year as they are not sure they will improve the performance of their cars: I think each team will be covering both options because no one knows how good KERS will be. Therefore I’m certain that each team […]