Fernando Alonso to Ferrari in 2010: Is this F1’s worst-kept secret?

Every few years in Formula 1 the silly season goes into overdrive while the teams wait for the biggest driver on the market to make his move. Top drivers and top teams pairing up always has a degree of inevitability about it: like Ayrton Senna joining Williams in 1994, and McLaren signing Kimi Raikkonen in […]

F1 links: Germany update for Brawn

After being left reeling by Red Bull at Silverstone, Brawn will hit back with a package of updates of their own at the Nurburgring. But do I detect a hint of frustration in this quote from Ross Brawn that the drivers were unable to make use of the new parts at Silverstone? New components for […]

Bridgestone changes F1 tyre policy

Bridgestone has announced its tyre allocations for the four rounds of the championship from Hungary to Italy. After much criticism from the drivers, notably Fernando Alonso, it has ceased its practice of bringing tyres two stages apart on its performance spectrum. As last year, Hungaroring and Valencia will be tackled with its softest tyres. But […]

Wimbledon?s roof, F1 and television

There?s no escaping the Wimbledon tennis tournament here in Britain. Last night F1 broadcasters BBC attracted 12.6m viewers as British hopeful Andy Murray scraped through to the next round after a four-hour match that lasted well into the evening. But there has been criticism of the decision to keep the match going under Wimbledon?s new […]

Found on a wall: the first Grand Prix

I was on my way to a restaurant in London the other day when I came across a striking building I hadn?t seen before. But the beaming face of a character whose body appeared to be made out of tyres and letters spelling out the word ??Bibendum? made it unmistakeably clear this was an old […]

F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Formula 1 cars from at least 14 different constructors will be demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. They include a special tribute to Williams, Lewis Hamilton in one of Ayrton Senna’s old McLarens, the largest collection of Silver Arrows and, of course, plenty of modern F1 cars. Here’s a run-down of the […]

F1 links: FOTA wants F1 back in the USA

Not the biggest day for F1 news – but some good news for American followers: The Chairman replying to the fans Luca di Montezemolo has got good news for F1 fans in America: "As far as the tracks are concerned where the races are held, the historical ones have always had a great fascination; for […]

The Life L190, restored in 2009

Life L190 – the worst F1 car ever – to run at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed Pictures

The Life L190* – in all probability the worst F1 car ever – will be demonstrated by Derek Bell at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The W12-engined car failed to progress beyond pre-qualifying in 14 attempts in 1990, and was typically around 20 seconds off the pace at most tracks. It will take a […]

Win Lewis Hamilton audio books

Regular readers will know Mark Hughes’s book “Lewis Hamilton: The Full Story” was the best-rated of the many Lewis Hamilton biographies that started hitting the shelves two years ago. It’s now been released as an audio book on CD which includes a new chapter on his championship victory last year. It’s narrated by Jonathan Legard […]

Edit TV competition winners

Congratulations to the three winners of our Edit TV competition. The following three F1 Fanatic readers will each receive a PCTV Nano Stick Ultimates and a copy of Edit TV: Amy Cooper (United Kingdom) Ray Lewis (United Kingdom) Danilo G Galdino (Brazil) If you didn’t win this time, commiserations, but keep an eye out for […]

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