2008 Malaysian GP preview: rain & road

The prospects of a wet Malaysian Grand Prix are growing every day. And the new surface at Sepang will make the race even harder to predict.

Bernie Ecclestone talks some sense

Bernie Ecclestone is talking about getting rid of championship points: What I want to see is the winner of the most number of races as world champion, and second places only to be used if the top two finish the season with the same number of wins. The constructors would keep the existing system. And […]

Video: Malaysian Grand Prix 2008 Toyota preview


This is Toyota’s video preview of the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix: find out more about how the drivers and cars are prepared for the high temperature and humidity, plus hear from drivers Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock and others from the Toyota team. More Formula 1 videos in the F1 videos section.

10,000 comments and counting…

The 10,000th comment was posted on F1Fanatic.co.uk during the Australian Grand Prix weekend. Who was the author?

2008 Malaysian GP preview: the Ferrari fight back

Australia was an unmitigated disaster for Ferrari, and the Italian press left them in no doubt of that. Tuttosport said: “Raikkonen was a shadow of himself and Massa [was] inattentive. Not since 1992 has Ferrari started a season so badly.” They pointed out that it was the team’s first race without Jean Todt (who joined […]

2008 Malaysian GP preview: Lewis Hamilton vs Heikki Kovalainen

The inter-team battle between the McLaren drivers at Melbourne was spoiled by the appearance of the safety car. Instead of challenging Lewis Hamilton for the lead, team mate Heikki Kovalainen ended up scrapping for fourth place with Fernando Alonso. Will we see that battle re-joined in Sepang?

The Ben Evans column: A race worth getting up early for

F1 2008 started with a bang in Australia – and as a weekend did more to vindicate the views the armchair enthusiast (you and I) have held about F1 for a long time. Before the action even kicked off, I thought that Bernie Ecclestone?s comments demanding that Australia move to a night time race to […]

2008 Malaysian Grand Prix on F1Fanatic

Here are the ways you can follow the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix on F1Fanatic.co.uk – including the popular new F1Fanatic Live Blog plus a few changes to the usual line-up:

Does the Australian Grand Prix predict the world champion?

I’ve heard it said that the winner of the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne is very often the man who becomes world champion – which would be good news for Lewis Hamilton. It seemed an easy theory to test out so I totted up the numbers and found it is a very good indicator of […]

2008 Australian GP facts & stats

Nelson Piquet Jnr’s first race 2008: qualified 21st, retired after 31 laps Nelson Piquet Snr’s first race 1978: qualified 21st, retired on lap 31 Here are more facts and statistics from the Australian Grand Prix weekend – post below any interesting stats you’ve spotted…