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2008 Spanish Grand Prix preview: Ferrari ahead by a nose?

Ferrari seem strangely keen to play down the benefits of their intriguing new vented nose. Nicolas Tombazis told the press: It is not something revolutionary that will make us go two seconds quicker. More simply, it’s an aerodynamic development, like others that are perhaps less evident but maybe even more important. However they were also […]

F1 on Wikipedia

What do you think of the quality of Formula 1 articles on Wikipedia? I’m forever researching different topics to do with F1 and, as with so many online subjects these days, Wikipedia dominates the search results rankings. But is the information on there any good? Have you edited any of the Wikipedia F1 articles?

How new tracks are squeezing traditional circuits out of Formula 1

Christian Sylt keeps a close eye on all things money related in Formula 1 (that’s pretty much everything, then) for his excellent publication Formula Money. He shared some very interesting data with me on how the new Formula 1 circuits are raising the cost of hosting a Grand Prix beyond the reach of F1′s traditional […]

Video: Toyota feature on sponsorship


What do F1 drivers do between races? PR, mainly. But Jarno Trulli at least gets to indulge his passion for wine and karting, although not both at the same time. This video from Toyota explains how they use their drivers in marketing campaigns. Watch more F1 videos

The races that will define the season

Three races in, three different winners. The 2008 season hasn’t quite taken shape yet – there are still more questions than answers – but over the next few races that’s bound to change. Barcelona and Istanbul are next on the itinerary and both are Ferrari strongholds. The red team have won five of the last […]

Where are all the women?

Last weekend Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a race in a major international open-wheeled single-seater category. Patrick won the third round of the Indy Car series at Motegi in Japan. But F1 has had precious few female drivers and there’s no sign one might arrive in the sport any time soon. So… […]

F1Fanatic hits 2,000 posts

F1Fanatic has hit the 2,000 posts mark! Actually I went past it the other day – this was the 2,000th post. If you want to look back at the articles stretching back over three year’s worth material then have a look at the new F1Fanatic Archive. I’ve also started a section to collect the various […]

ITV F1 wins BAFTA award for race coverage that viewers complained about

ITV has won a BAFTA award for covering the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix – a broadcast that so many viewers complained about it was forced to issue an apology. Lewis Hamilton won his maiden Grand Prix victory in the race which also saw Robert Kubica’s massive crash. Despite it being one of the most action-packed […]

Video: Funny F1 moments


And now for something completely different. It’s Sunday afternoon and, as a break from the story we’re all a bit sick of, here’s a selection of some of my favourite funny F1 moments – featuring Nigel Mansell, Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher, and everyone’s favourite F1 comedy double act: Nelson Piquet and Eliseo Salazar.

Mosley gives a weak defence

Max Mosley has given an interview to the Sunday Telegraph – whose F1 correspondent Kevin Garside was just about the only journalist to stick up for the FIA President following the sex scandal story in the News of the World. Mosley made his position on the matter quite clear: I think what happens is they […]