Hamilton excluded from Australian Grand Prix, Trulli third

2009 Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has lost his third place in the Australian Grand Prix following a new investigation by the FIA stewards.

Domination: the 1998 Australian GP

A new season, a new generation of Formula 1 cars, and a routing of the opposition. This year?s Australian Grand Prix had much in common with the 1998 race. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk tells the story. During the presentation of McLaren?s newest Formula 1 challenger on January 16th, Ron Dennis announced his retirement […]

F1 links: Takuma Sato to IndyCar?

On alternate tires and Sato Takuma Sato is tipped to end up in IndyCar. Meanwhile the championship is considering a version of F1’s ‘alternate tyres’ rule. Its tyres are supplied by Firestone, a Bridgestone subsidiary. F1: The Science Of Liveries "This year’s grid has a wide selection of livery designs. To be honest, none are […]

Hamilton’s third place under threat again (Update: FIA opening new investigation)

Lewis Hamilton may have thought that Toyota’s press release announcing it would not appeal Jarno Trulli’s 25 second penalty was the end of the matter. But according to a report in Auto Motor und Sport (translation here) Hamilton could still lose the third place he inherited from Trulli at Australia – and potentially a lot […]

Malaysian Grand Prix history (Video)


F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer is off to the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend – but he penned this look at the ten races at the Sepang circuit before catching his flight. The Sepang circuit was the first of what we now call ??Tilke-dromes”. Named after track designer Hermann Tilke, this was the first circuit […]

Australian GP predictions results

DJDaveyP was the top predictor at the Australian Grand Prix weekend – he was the only person to correctly pick a Brawn GP one-two headed by Jenson Button, with Button also on pole. He came out on top in the first predictions game of the year as we warm up for the F1 Fanatic Predictions […]

F1 links: Famous F1 corner chopped

A1GP adds Mexican round but Peraltada gets chopped The daunting Peraltada corner, scene of one of the greatest F1 passes of all time, is to be mutilated beyond recognition ahead of A1GP's next visit to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico. (From Maximum Motorsport, sister site to F1 Fanatic). Tobey Maguire to star in F1 […]

Malaysian Grand Prix TV times

Here are the details of the live Malaysian Grand Prix coverage in Britain. Don’t forget to join us on F1 Fanatic for live blogging during every session. Friday 3rd April Free practice 1: 2.55am – 4.35am, Red Button (video – television), BBC Sport (video – online), 5 Live Sports Extra (audio – radio) Free practice […]

A1GP adds Mexican round but Peraltada gets chopped

A1 Grand Prix has re-instated the Mexican round of the calendar as a new season finale. The championship will still visit Brands Hatch for the British round, but after that it will return to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City on May 22nd-24th. However the distinctive Peraltada corner is to be drastically overhauled. The […]

Will Brawn dominate again in Sepang? (Malaysian Grand Prix preview)

Brawn GP locked out the front row, led every lap and finished one-two in Melbourne. Can anyone stop them in Sepang? It’s a totally different circuit in a punishing climate – and we just might in for some rain as well.