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F1.com should offer more to F1 fans

F1.com, Formula 1’s official site, has a lot going for it. The live timing during F1 sessions is invaluable and it has some insightful news and features particularly on technical developments. But it falls far short of what it could provide in terms of interaction with fans, providing F1 video or other useful material. Here’s […]

Tom Onslow-Cole punts Jason Plato into the barriers (BTCC)

The TV commentators sucked their teeth and said things like “ooh, it’s a bit hard to tell what’s happened from that angle.” What garbage. They were looking at footage of a collision between Jason Plato and Tom Onslow-Cole in this afternoon’s third British Touring Car race at Knockhill. Plato is chasing Fabrizio Giovanardi (Onslow-Cole’s team […]

Top ten closest F1 race finishes

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Here’s the ten closest finishes to a proper F1 race, including Grands Prix as long ago as 1954, and as recent as 2002.

Lucas di Grassi: Is he F1 material?

I keep a close eye on the GP2 championship as it is clearly the best series for spotting future F1 drivers. Plus, it’s very entertaining racing. Last season?s champion Timo Glock has already made an impact on F1 but the man he beat to the title, Lucas di Grassi, didn?t make much of an impression […]

Get a picture next to your name

You may have noticed a tweak to the comments at F1 Fanatic. Some users now have small pictures, usually called avatars, next to their names. These are Gravatars (??globally recognised avatars?) and you can get one yourself which will appear on this site and any other site that uses the same system. They also work […]

Mika Hakkinen: How good was he?

Mika Hakkinen was the last driver to deliver a world championship for McLaren, winning the 1998 and 1999 titles back-to-back along with 20 Grands Prix. How do we now view his accomplishments, seven years after his retirement? Was he the radically quick racer who even Michael Schumacher had to give best to? Or a competent […]

100 F1 race winners: statistics

To finish our look at the 100 different driver to have won a Grand Prix here’s a statistical breakdown of the different winners so far. Which country has won the most Grands Prix? What’s been the longest stretch without the same driver winning twice? Who won his home race the most? Find out below.

Drivers and teams explain how they prepare for the Valencia street track

The European Grand Prix next weekend will be held at a new circuit for the teams: the Circuito Urbano Valencia in Spain. The venue is so new it only held its first race a few weeks ago, so how are the teams preparing for this leap into the unknown? Here’s what Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, […]

What cricket fans have to say about F1 as the BBC turns its back on them

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Most British F1 fans I know are delighted the sport will return to the BBC next year. But many cricket fans have reacted with anger to the news last week that their sport of choice will no longer be on the same channel – and lashed out at the corporation taking the F1 rights instead. […]

GP3 to support F1 in 2009?

An article on an Italian website appears to suggest that the International Formula Master series could be re-named GP3 in 2009 and support Formula 1 at five rounds. The site allows you to roughly translate the article from Italian into English (see the button at the top of the page) because if anyone out there […]