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Debate: Are you going to a race?

Are you going to a Grand Prix this year? If so, which one, and have you been before? If not, why, and are you going to any other races instead? Last year I went to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix and Istanbul for the Turkish Grand Prix – and this season I’m fulfilling a […]

Banned! Slicks

Grooved tyres – surely the greatest anachronism in Formula 1 today? No other major open wheel racing series uses them – not the Champ Car World Series, Indy Racing League, GP2, World Series by Renault, A1 Grand Prix – none of them. In F1, of course, slick tyres have been banned for nearly a decade. […]

1995 Australian Grand Prix flashback

This weekend all eyes turn to Melbourne as a new Grand Prix season finally gets underway. The race will see a lot of new beginnings – new drivers, new partnerships and a new, post-Schumacher era. Twelve years ago the Australian Grand Prix was quite different. It marked the end of the season and the 1995 […]

The Ben Evans Column – A crucial year

2007 could be F1′s most important season for decades. With a revitalised driver market and no prospect of Michael Schumacher dominating, F1 has the opportunity to win over new fans, and bring back those that switched off in the years of Ferrari dominance. At the same time there is a sense that the sport is […]

F1Fanatic’s complete 2007 season preview

In case you missed any of it – our 2007 preview in full:

F1Fanatic on the ‘Green’ Honda RA107

Well I donated some cash and pledged to fit a few low-energy lightbulbs, and here’s what I got for my trouble (see picture). I have to admit that, although it’s quite cool, I was hoping for a something bit more impressive – perhaps a note of thanks at least, or some data on how many […]

Australian Grand Prix 2007 preview

What a tease! The first race of the year is by its very nature difficult to call because we have only the teams’ testing times to base our assumptions on. But what makes educated guessing even tougher is the uniqueness of the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne – quite unlike anything else on the calendar. […]

F1 2007 Preview: Place your bets

Fancy a flutter on the first race of the season? Or planning a punt on the championship winner at this early stage? Felipe Massa may have set tongues wagging with his fast testing times but the bookies are unmoved – ranking his new team mate Kimi Raikkonen as favourite to win both the opening round […]

FIA’s two-page Autosport ‘correction’

Autosport has printed a substantial retraction of an earlier article following intervention from the FIA. Next to a feature on independent teams a small column titled, “The Max Factor” claimed FIA President Max Mosley’s stance on the issue of car manufacturers in the sport had “yo-yoed for the past five years.” (Autosport, February 8th 2007) […]

Ecclestone wants to change points system

Bernie Ecclestone’s musings have a habit of becoming law in a split-second, so you tend to take him seriously when he says something like this: To me, it should be all about winning. The driver who wins the most races in the season should be the world champion. It’s as simple as that. Second places […]