The championship droughts of Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Benetton/Renault

Lewis Hamilton has become the first McLaren driver to claim the world championship since Mika Hakkinen nine years ago. With that in mind, Lustigson suggested an article looking at the longest droughts suffered by championship-winning teams. Ferrari went 21 years between drivers’ champions from 1979 (Jody Scheckter) to 2000 (Michael Schumacher) – and that’s not […]

F1 links: Scatter your ashes at Catalunya

Have Your Ashes Scattered at the Catalunya GP Looking for a novel way to dispel of yourself after the inevitable happens? Why not have your ashes scattered at the Circuit de Catalunya? It doesn't appeal to me, besides, we don't want the track getting dusty off-line. On E.J. Viso and Robert Doornbos "E.J. Viso sent […]

Robert Kubica voted 2008 F1 driver of the year by F1 Fanatic readers

Over 1,400 of you voted in the poll to decide the best Formula 1 driver of 2008. World champion Lewis Hamilton led the voting early on but it was Robert Kubica who came out on top with 40% of the vote. Here are the results in full.

Five more great tracks F1 should visit

The Potrero de los Funes track in Argentina got a big thumbs up from everyone when I suggested it as a potential new venue for Formula 1. What other circuits are out there that F1 is yet to visit that would make great additions to the calendar? Here’s five suggestions of mine, post your favourites […]

“Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport”

“Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport” is a revised and updated version of Terry Lovell’s biography of the man who has single-handedly shaped Formula 1 over the past three decades and more. Scarcely a week passes without us discussing Ecclestone’ latest move, whether it’s the dropping of a well-loved track from the F1 calendar, a new […]

F1 links: On emissions and San Luis

What’s the carbon footprint of a Formula One (F1) car? "Over a race season using approx 100,000 litres of the stuff, that’s 231 tonnes of CO2. Per car. And each team has 2." Cry for Me, Argentina "We are stuck with the F1 that Max and Bernie choose to present to us and we will […]

Ferrari tests 3 Italian racers (Pictures)


It’s been 14 years since an Italian last started a Grand Prix for Ferrari, but that could change in the near future. Among the changes introduced by the new management at Ferrari is a young driver scheme and yesterday at Fiorano three up-and-coming Italian racers got a chance to sample a Ferrari F1 car. Here’s […]

What do F1 drivers do in the off-season?

Chaz sent in this question via Skribit: What do drivers do to keep up their race craft when season ends until it begins again five months later? With poor Mark Webber breaking his leg during an off-season activity this weekend F1 drivers may find their winter fun even more tightly restricted in the future. Here’s […]

Jonathan Summerton: F1’s next US star?

Who will be the next American to tackle Formula 1? Guest writer Gerard Hetman talks to his countryman Jonathan Summerton, an up-and-coming driver with his sights set on F1. It is a fact that in the world of Formula One, nationality can be a huge factor in determining the career prospects of a young driver. […]

Want to win ??100? One day left to enter

This is the final call for entries to the F1 Fanatic / Mind Your Own Business Podcast ‘Design an F1 Track’ competition. The deadline is midnight British time tomorrow – that’s 41 hours away… Just scribble out a design for an F1 track and send it in and you could win ??100. Entries are open […]