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F1 in the blogs 46: Making 2008 better

This week’s top post looks ahead to the 2008 season. But there’s also plenty of posts reflecting on the season gone – from Ralf Schumacher’s performance to the latest test drivers. Read on from more highlights from the F1 blogs.

Renault denies using McLaren data (updated)

Renault has denied that it used McLaren intellectual property illegally and confirmed the earlier rumours that the allegations concerned employee Phil Mackereth. In a statement issued today the team admitted becoming aware that Mackereth had the information in September this year – twelve months after he joiend the team from Mclaren. Read the statement in […]

F1 07 review: Red Bull

After a shaky start to the season, Red Bull finally came good towards the end of the year. The team?s first chassis produced with the input of design wizard Adrian Newey proved troublesome at first. But once the outfit got its myriad reliability problems under control it became a regular top ten contender.

F1 in the news 58: Everyone’s going green

In the F1 news this week a look at F1′s steps towards a green future and the radical plan to freeze engine specifications for a decade. Plus an intriguing new candidate joins the list of drivers vying for Fernando Alonso’s vacant seat at McLaren, Michael Schumacher goes bike racing and the Australian Grand Prix could […]

Renault in fresh FIA spying enquiry

The Renault team is to answer charges that it illegally obtained McLaren intellectual property. The FIA today summoned representatives to appear before the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco on December 6th. McLaren alleged that the French team had illegal data belonging to them after McLaren was thrown out of the constructors’ championship for a […]

F1 07 review: The year in debates p1/3

A look back at some of the most popular debates on the site this year. From the first part of the season, here’s what you had to say about Max Mosley, Ralf Schumacher, F1 safety and more. And if you’ve got more to add, the debates are still open…

F1 07 review: Williams

After a horrendous 2006, Williams achieved respectability in 2007. But while Nico Rosberg became a regular feature among the ‘best of the rest’, Alexander Wurz slipped down the field and into retirement.

Williams confirm Rosberg and Nakajima for 2008

2008 F1 season

Williams has announced that Kazuki Nakajima will race for the team in 2008 following his debut for the team at Interlagos last month.

…and we’re back

Thanks for your patience during F1Fanatic’s recent downtime. This was due to a server move that will hopefully resolve some of the time out errors we’ve had in recent months. One problem I am aware of is some corruption of characters (e.g. in Nurburgring). If you spot any other problems, or would like to venture […]

“Classic Motorsport Routes” (Richard Meaden, 2007)

Something a little different in the reviews corner this week. This book shows you how to seek out and re-trace the great road racing circuits from motor racing history, including the former giant F1 tracks like Pescara and the Nurburgring Nordschleife. An F1 fan could get a few years’ worth of holiday destinations out of […]