Mark Webber’s 2008 season: an analysis

Guest writer Andrew Tsvyk turns his analytical eye on Mark Webber’s performance at Red Bull in 2008 – and asks how he might fare alongside Sebastian Vettel in 2009. Mark Webber is an enigma for me. The Australian has outclassed every team-mate fate threw at him during his tenure in Formula 1 but, nevertheless, failed […]

2009 Formula 1 testing pictures part 2


More pictures from 2009 F1 testing at the Circuit de Cataluna below. Today Pedro de la Rosa sampled a Force India, with rumours suggesting he might join the team next year. Interestingly, the car was still equipped with a Ferrari engine, potentially giving McLaren a chance to gain useful information on their rival’s engines. Also […]

The worst moments of 2008

What was the worst moment of the 2008 F1 season? Here are my least favourite moments of 2008, many of which were suggested by contributors on the F1 Fanatic forum.

The teams: Ferrari (F1 2008)

Ferrari won yet another constructors? championship in 2008, to the surprise of exactly no-one. Since 1999, they?ve only failed to win the title on two occasions, when Renault interrupted them from 2005-6. What was fascinating about Ferrari this year was the shift in the balance of power between their drivers, with Felipe Massa taking over […]

F1 links: Gold medal plan still on

Bernie Ecclestone to scrap points?

Design an F1 track and WIN ??100

Ever gazed at Hermann Tilke?s latest F1 circuit creation and thought ??I can do better than that??? Here?s your chance to prove it and win some cash too. Mind Your Own Business podcast – a podcast for businesses – are offering two prizes of ??100 each to the F1 Fanatic readers who can design the […]

Martin Brundle at BBC in 2009

Brundle confirms commentary role

2009 Formula 1 testing begins (Pictures)


Actually, 2009 F1 testing began months ago – we know Honda and BMW have already tested their KERS, and Williams ran a car with a 2009-spec rear wing on several weeks ago. But today most of the teams were in action in Barcelona and all were preparing for next year. Some ran new aero (BMW […]

The best moments of 2008

After that intense season finale it seems silly to ask what the best moment of the year was. But there were other high points besides that in 2008. Here’s some of the most popular suggestions from F1 Fanatic readers and a few of my favourites too.

BMW tests its 2009 Formula 1 car prototype – and it ain’t pretty (Pictures)


Several Formula 1 teams were back in action today for the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix, testing developments ahead of the 2009 season. BMW are the latest team to run developments of the aerodynamics package we can expect to see on its F1 car in 2009. It’s going to take some getting used […]