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Who do you want to be champion? (2)

Robert Kubica was the driver most F1 Fanatic readers wanted to win the Formula 1 championship when we did a poll on it before the Chinese Grand Prix. Kubica is out of the running now and only Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa can win the title this weekend. So, who do you want to be […]

How Murray Walker made great F1 championship moments special (Video)


You never forget a great championship-deciding moment. But what can turn a memorable moment into an emotional peak is a well-delivered commentary. Whether shocking, joyous or poignant, these are some of the great high points, for me, of recent years. No surprise the commentary for much of them was supplied by Murray Walker – whether […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix launch pictures

During the Chinese Grand prix weekend F1 teams were shown pictures of the new venue that will host the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the Yas Island Marina circuit. It will hold the final round of the 2009 F1 season. Here are 33 high-resolution pictures showing the track design, layout, construction work and […]

Timo Scheider beats Paul di Resta to title (DTM)

Timo Scheider claimed the 2008 DTM crown by winning the season finale at the Hockenheimring from rival Paul di Resta. Di Resta, who needed to beat Scheider to win the championship, finished just a couple of seconds behind his Audi rival.

Brazilian Grand Prix weather forecast

Rain or shine for the season finale? Early weather forecasts for the Brazilian Grand Prix suggest either could happen. All year long we’ve seen the weather have a strong influence on how well the teams fare. Here are the links I’ll be using to keep an eye on the conditions at Interlagos – posts your […]

The last F1 season finale at Interlagos

This will be the fourth season that the F1 season has ended in Interlagos – and may be the last time it does so for the foreseeable future. In 2009 the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the new Yas Island circuit will round off the season. Whether by fair means or foul, it has landed […]

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Will Felipe Massa thrive on the home crowd pressure – or be crushed by it?

Next weekend Felipe Massa will experience a unique cocktail of pressures very few Formula 1 drivers ever have to face. Finding yourself in a championship showdown that’s gone down to the final race is one thing – doing it all at your home Grand Prix is quite another.

My favourite F1 showdown memories

There’s nothing like a championship-deciding, last-race-of-the-season nail-biter. This year we have the added piquancy of one of the title contenders racing on home ground – something I’ve never seen in almost 20 years of watching Grands Prix. Here are some of the most memorable title deciders for me – what’s yours?