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The most hated man in Formula 1

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Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1′s most successful rookie, 2007 championship runner-up, five times Grand Prix winner. And the most hated man in Formula 1. From the banners at the Spanish Grand Prix, to the streams of abuse on internet forums, the crop of hate websites that have sprung up and even the series of anti-Hamilton Youtube […]

The Ben Evans Column: Rubens Barrichello and Riccardo Patrese

At the Turkish Grand Prix Rubens Barrichello will set a new record as the driver who has started the most Grand Prix, with 257 starts eclipsing Ricardo Patrese?s monumental 265 races. In many respects Barrichello and Patrese have had rather similar careers. Both enjoyed meteoric rises to F1 courtesy of some stellar performances in junior […]

F1 blogs review: Senna, 14 years on

Here’s some of the best stuff I came across on the F1 blogs including two great articles on Ayrton Senna, today being the 14th anniversary of his death. Plus rumours on Kimi Raikkonen’s retirement, F1 in 2009, and Danica Patrick.

Should British F3 and the BTCC join forces?

I have mixed feelings about the news the British Formula Three championship is considering uniting on the same bill as the British Touring Car Championship. I enjoy both series very much, but I wonder if both on the same card would be too much of a good thing?

Analysis: F1 team mates in qualifying

Thanks to D Winn and David Watkins who sent in further analysis of how each team’s drivers compare against each other in each part of qualifying, in response to yesterday’s comparison of team mates so far this year. If you want to contribute an article to F1Fanatic, have a look at the guest post section. […]

Video: the safety car rules danger

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There’s been an excellent discussion in the post on Nick Heidfeld’s misfortune in the Spanish Grand Prix about how the problematic safety car rules might be fixed. Part of the difficulty in finding a solution is how to safely slow down a pack of racing cars when the safety car is deployed. This video shows […]

Video: 2008 Spanish Grand Prix review

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How did Heikki Kovalainen’s McLaren stand up to his 140mph crash in the Spanish Grand Prix? This week’s F1 review video explains what makes F1 cockpits so strong.

Amazon F1 books chart: April 2008

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Here are the ten most popular F1 books on Amazon last month. Find out which ones you should buy, and which ones you should avoid…

How Formula 1 can improve safety following the Heikki Kovalainen crash

Heikki Kovalainen’s crash in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday was another major escape for F1. It came less than twelve months after Robert Kubica survived an accident of immense violence in last year’s Canadian Grand Prix. (See here for video of the Kovalainen crash). Although the lightness of the injuries to both drivers is […]

Analysis: F1 team mate battles so far

There are three drivers who have beaten their team mates in each qualifying session and race so far this year. So is that because they’re much better than their team mates – or some other reason? Here’s a look at the side-by-side comparisons of the F1 drivers so far this year.