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Australian Grand Prix Friday practice

Here are my notes on the first two Australian Grand Prix free practices. Kimi Raikkonen was fastest in the first and Lewis Hamilton quickest in the second, ahead of home hero Mark Webber..

Australia practice 2 live

It’s time for the second practice session from Melbourne and happily ITV’s video stream seems to work better this time. Are you following the second practice session as well? Leave your comments below.

2002 Australian Grand Prix flashback

F1 video Video

The 2002 Australian Grand Prix began with an enormous crash that wiped out eight cars. See video below of how one spectator saw Ralf Schumacher’s dramatic flight after he hit Rubens Barrichello’s Ferrari.

ITV to broadcast all F1 sessions live online this year

ITV will show free practice, qualifying and races live on the internet this year. I have criticised ITV for various shortcomings in their production in the past but this is definitely a step forward and I applaud them for it.

Welcome to

Around this time of year with the season about to start I get a lot of visits from people who are new to the site. To those of you who have started reading recently I wanted to say hello, introduce you to the site, and point you in the direction of some of the […]

Video: 2008 Australian GP preview


Watch the first F1Fanatic video race preview of 2008 including interviews with Lewis Hamilton and Murray Walker plus a competition to win tickets to the British Grand Prix.

New name and colours for Super Aguri

According to Autosport the new owners of Super Aguri are planning to give the team a new name and colour scheme in time for the Monaco Grand Prix. The team have secured backing from the Magma Group which is funded by the Dubai government. We’ve already got Force India on the grid -will Team Dubai […]

Heidfeld reveals McLaren start system

Nick Heidfeld has publicly praised a system he claims McLaren have to make their starts more effective. He told Sport Bild: McLaren have a starting system that allows [Lewis] Hamilton and [Heikki] Kovalainen to pull away with only 9,000 revs. On the other hand, we [BMW] need to use much higher speeds when we begin […]

Stop whingeing, Felipe

Felipe Massa’s peddling his hard luck stories again. Pass me the miniature violin: Hopefully this weekend will go better than the last two in Australia. I have not been so lucky at this circuit in the past. This after his claim that he lost last year’s title because of bad luck. No other driver chooses […]

Pictures: 2008 F1 cars testing


Here’s a selection of some of my favourite pictures from winter testing along with high resolution versions.