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F1Fanatic 2008 F1 calendar for Google

I’ve been using the free Google Calendar application to keep track of F1 events for a while but I haven’t been able to find one that shows more than just the F1 races. So I’ve created one of my own which everyone else can also use. It not only lists all the F1 races for […]

Good ideas on how to improve racing in F1

In an excellent article in last week’s Autosport (November 22nd) former Jordan and Stewart designer Gary Anderson tackles the question of how to improve racing – and overtaking – in Formula 1. It’s a brilliant technical mini-study that I strongly encourage you to read – here’s a brief outline of his suggestions.

Best gifts for F1 fans: Books (3/5)

Continuing the guide to the best gifts for F1 fans this year with a look at the rest of the best books of 2007. Yesterday I covered F1 driver biographies and before that F1 videos and DVDs. It wouldn’t feel like the end of the season for me without a new copy of Autocourse – […]

Feedback wanted on F1 Fanatic

Over the off-season I’m going to be working on several changes to the site. To help me make the site better, please fill in this quick survey on your interest in Formula 1 and what you think of F1 Fanatic. It’ll only take you about 5-10 minutes. Update: Survey is now closed. Many thanks to […]

The FIA owe Prodrive an apology

Tomorrow it will be 19 months since the FIA confirmed that Prodrive would be the 12th team in Formula 1 in 2008. Last week David Richards confirmed what many people had suspected for a long time: that Prodrive will not be racing in F1 next year. Prodrive’s absence next year is because the FIA have […]

Poll: Allow customer teams in F1?

This poll is closed. Results are as follows: Yes: 115 votes (50%) No: 107 votes (46%) I have no opinion: 9 (4%)

Best gifts for F1 fans: Books (2/5)

Here’s the second part of the guide to F1 gifts. Yesterday I picked out the best F1 videos – today it’s the turn of biographies – and there were plenty of new ones in 2007. Of course one man dominates the shelves at the moment – Lewis Hamilton – but there are also some […]

Best gifts for F1 fans: Videos (1/5)

Searching for presents for your Christmas wish list? Need a present for a Formula 1 fan? Over the next five days I’ll be picking out some of the best F1 videos, books, toys, collectibles and more to give you some great gift ideas – starting off with the best in F1 video.

“Lewis Hamilton” (Andrew van de Burgt, 2007)

The weekly reviews slot has temporarily turned into the Lewis Hamilton book corner as I make my way through the eight biographies of the British driver due out in time for Christmas. This slender, wide format 150+ page book is penned by Andrew van de Burgt, the second Autosport writer to put out a book […]

F1 in the blogs 48: Meeting Lewis Hamilton

A few particularly interesting finds in the blogs this week including a Vodafone executive writing about meeting Lewis Hamilton and Karun Chandhok on his Red Bull test. Plus loads of opinions on Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read on for 30 stories from the world of F1 blogs.