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 […]

When did F1 cars look their best? (Poll)

At the start of the year there was a lot of discussion about whether we’d ever get used to the peculiar 2009-specification cars with their bizarre front and rear wings. So, has time made us more fond of the new-look F1 cars? How do they compare to the designs of previous generations? Have a look […]

F1 links: Mosley wants Todt for president

Max Mosley is a one-man-band at the moment, determined to force the issue and not back down to the teams in the row over the 2010 rules. But are they listening? Max Mosley about-turn clears path for Jean Todt "Todt and Mosley have had a close working relationship ever since Todt was made Ferrari team […]

What has Max Mosley ever done for us?

All right, all right! But, apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order… what have the Romans done for us? Like the Romans in Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian”, Max Mosley gets a fair bit of stick from […]

Your questions: pit TVs and car numbers

It’s time to tackle another crop of your questions. Today we have queries about drivers who left their teams after winning the world championship, pit TVs, and how to get work at the Abu Dhabu Grand Prix. Plus, is there really a road named after Jenson Button?

F1 links: Questions over Donnelly and Manor

While Max Mosley is fuming about FOTA’s response to Wednesday’s deal, the teams are now asking questions about whether his right=hand man Alan Donnelly has acted improperly in promoting new F1 team Manor: Formula One teams to complain about chief steward’s involvement with Manor "Jane Nottage, an associate director of Donnelly's Sovereign Strategy, is understood […]

F1 links: Refuelling ban still set for 2010

Once piece of good news at least today – the teams are still planning to ban refuelling next year. This and more below: Refuelling ban still on for 2010 season "A FOTA source has confirmed that work is currently underway on what modifications need to be made to the 2010 regulations – with refuelling certain […]

Mosley’s latest attack is another desperate attempt to cling to power

If Mosley was hoping his latest broadside against the F1 teams would goad FOTA into reviving their threat of a breakaway championship, it didn’t work. So he took matters into his own hands, writing to FIA members to warn them: No doubt we face a difficult period. This may well result in short-term problems in […]

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