Anthony Davidson has been confirmed as Honda F1 Racing (formerly BAR)’s third driver for a fourth year. Davidson has started three Grands Prix – two for Minardi and one for BAR – and has made clear his desire for a full-time race seat. The move ends speculation that he might drive for the nascent Super [...]
The F1 press are getting into a frenzy about Kimi Raikkonen’s plans for 2007, with Fernando Alonso confirmed at McLaren in 2007 and little major news until testing resumes. Although Raikkonen out-scored Montoya in 2005 and is close to Ron Dennis, speculation is mounting that he is frustrated over reliability problems that cost him them [...]
Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA, have claimed football (‘soccer’) is the most exciting sport to watch. The study, excluding motor sport and confined to English football, American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey, asserts that football is exciting because of the frequency with which it delivers surprise results. Were such [...]
The winter issue of Renault’s consumer magazine (inspiringly titled The Renault Magazine) carries a 13-page spread by Anthony Rowlinson on Fernando Alonso’s championship success. Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has publicly stated that to him, Formula One is only of value when his team is winning. With Alonso off to McLaren in 2007, can Renault stay [...]
We’re often quick to criticise modern Formula One drivers for being uncontroverial and boring, at least compared to the likes of straight-talking James Hunt and Alan Jones. But hearing David Coulthard being interviewed on ITV’s Formula One 2005 season review programme (ITV, January 1st) was a breath of fresh air. Sat alongside fellow F1 Briton [...]
2005 gave us some good action: that unforgettable race in Suzuka, genuine overtaking at Monaco and plenty of incident.
Alain Prost: A controversial figure. And one who, despite his superior statistical successes remains overshadowed by his late nemesis Ayrton Senna.
This editorial wraps up the weekly editions of F1Fanatic.co.uk for 2005, but’s there’s plenty more to come between now and the new season. It’s strange to think that eight months have passed since I sat down to write the first F1Fanatic.co.uk editorial in March – 31 more have passed since then on almost every week. [...]
Five months without Formula One? What on earth can you do with all those Sunday afternoons? Fear not – we’ve put our heads together and devised a range of activities for petrolheads to keep the nagging withdrawal at bayâ€¦ A1 Grand Prix A1 Grand Prix couldn’t be better for the F1 fan in winter: the [...]