Merry Xmas to everyone who’s read F1Fanatic this year! Here’s a little festive fun for you – find the F1 drivers & personalities hidden in the following anagrams. My favourites are ‘barf toe ravioli’ and ‘mafia sleeps’, but I can’t claim the credit for ‘claim much cash here’, which was in F1 Racing recently…
“The Chariot Makers” is the third book by Benetton mechanic-turned-TV commentator Steve Matchett. It follows a distinctly different approach to his previous titles “Life in the Fast Lane” and “The Mechanic’s Tale” in that instead of following a period in recent F1 history, the author explains how an F1 car is built through the fascinating [...]
With the holiday season drawing in the F1 blogs have quietened down. But discussion still goes on about the future of Jacques Villeneuve, the Max Mosley vs GPDA safety row, and McLaren’s (ultimately successful) endeavours to get Fernando Alonso behind the wheel before the year was out. Read on for more.
In the news this week a few interesting developments in the driver market as Adrian Sutil will make his race debut as a rookie in 2007 with Spyker, Sebastian Bourdais courts an ’08 race seat with Toro Rosso, and Timo Glock nabs a testing contract. This and more in our weekly headlines round-up.
A feature in Arena magazine listing “The 10 Worst Sporting Champions of All Time” caught my eye, because it included James Hunt’s 1976 championship victory among them. “The annus mirabilis of Hunt’s career was really a bit of a farce,” writes Scott Murray. But was his really the least impressive championship ever won?
Many of you will have read our recent guide to festive presents for the Formula One fan. Sadly your typical catalogue of F1 presents consists of either rushed biographies of drivers who have retired, or season reviews the remind how many hours in front of the TV over the past year could have been condensed [...]
What big F1 news story broke one year ago today? Have a guess… It was Fernando Alonso’s shock switch to McLaren for 2007 – a move that caught most, if not all, F1 followers completely unaware. Of course it’s not the first time in F1 history that a shock driver or team move has caught [...]
The news of changes to the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, home of the Spanish Grand Prix, provokes a mixed reaction. The changes will affect the penultimate bend ‘Europcar’ which is taken at over 200kph (125mph), the intention being to make the corner slower and therefore safer. By doing this the challenging, high-speed turn Europcar [...]
There are ten Autocourse 2007 calendars to be won in this week’s Trackside, which covers Mitsubishi’s return to the World Rally Championship with the famed Lancer Evolution. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside – Lancer Evo returns to rallying (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
When Eddie Jordan was famously outmanouevred by Flavio Briatore in 1991, losing the coveted contract to run Michael Schumacher, McLaren boos Ron Dennis strode up to him and simply said: “Welcome to the Piranha Club”.