Rumours suggest F1 could embrace a radical change in its tyre regulations, increasing wheel sizes from 13 inches to 18 and having more than one tyre supplier for the first time since 2006. But a less drastic step to 15 inches could prove a better compromise.
Greg – better known as Ned Flanders in the comments – makes his debut as an F1 Fanatic guest writer by picking ten of the oddest causes of driver retirements. Retiring from a motor race is often an unremarkable experience for an F1 driver. Although reliability has improved hugely in recent years, the sight of … Continue reading Top ten… Weirdest F1 retirements
Mark Young arranged a meet-up for F1 Fanatic readers in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix. Here’s who was there and what they had to say. During the jam packed program of activities at the Australian Grand Prix the F1 Fanatics got together to chew the fat, say G’day and discuss the best Formula 1 … Continue reading F1 Fanatics at the Australian Grand Prix
Coming up today we have the first guest article by regular commenter Ned Flanders – make sure you don’t miss it. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Video: BBC F1 ignore Toro Rosso (The Bull Run) OK, we all know where TommyB’s allegiances lie, but he might just have a point about the BBC overlooking Toro Rosso … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 7/4/2010
We should have the results of the latest Predictions Championship round up later today, so stay tuned to find out if you’re a winner. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Newey worried about F-duct safety (Autosport) Call me a cynic, but I think there’s a chance he might have an ulterior motive. Trains and boats and… torture … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 6/4/2010
Compare how each teams’ drivers did in the Malaysian Grand Prix with these links: McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari, Williams, Renault, Force India, Toro Rosso, Lotus, HRT, Sauber, Virgin. And see below for a summary of how they got on at Sepang.
McLaren looked quick in practice but it all went wrong in qualifying. A damage limitation exercise on Sunday ensured they brought home some points, but much more should have been possible this weekend. Jenson Button Lewis Hamilton Qualifying position 17 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’52.211 (-0.839) 1’53.050 Race position 8 6 Average race lap … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: McLaren
Last year’s constructors’ champions enjoyed a largely failure-free 2009 – but Michael Schumacher’s race was ended by an unusual failure in Sepang. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 8 2 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’51.717 (+1.044) 1’50.673 Race position 3 Average race lap 1’43.576 (+2.828) 1’40.749 Laps 9/56 56/56 Pit stops 0 1 Michael Schumacher … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Mercedes