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F1 2007 Preview: Three lions & a Scot

Proud Scotsman David Coulthard is the elder statesman of Britain’s four Formula One drivers this year. This is the most British drivers at the start of a season since 2000, when Coulthard and Jenson Button (the a rookie) were partnered by Johnny Herbert and Eddie Irvine. It’s an exciting prospect for British fans – but […]

The Ben Evans Column: The alternative 2007 preview

In just a few days the 2007 motor-racing season will kick off with the Australian Grand Prix. And boy, does it promise to be a good year. I’m not talking about Ferrari’s radical design or the new McLaren line-up – because that has all been done to death. No I’m going to highlight some of […]

F1 2007 Preview: Spyker

The Team Formerly Known As Jordan kicks off 2007 under another new name. The outfit based near Silverstone are now backed by Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker. It’s brought some interesting changes to the outside of the car which is now resplendent Dutch orange and silver. A shame they decided to tone down the bright orange […]

F1Fanatic – New look, new content

In belated celebration of F1Fanatic’s second birthday we’ve gone the whole hog with a brand-spanking new redesign. Many thanks to GPS Gazette for the theme and Dreamfly for the customisation. Starting today we’re delighted to share with you some exciting new features including video, wallpapers and more.

F1 will get ‘red tyre rule’

After much debate the F1 governing body has finally agreed to ensure that the two different types of tyre compounds used at Grands Prix this year will be visibly different so spectators can distinguish between them. The new sporting regulations require every driver to use one set of the two different dry weather compounds available […]

The Old Rumour Mill – March

Ever hear the one about Michael Schumacher teaming up with Volkswagen to create a new F1 superteam for 2007? Or Ferrari entering the Indianapolis 500? And the oval track being built at Silverstone? Sadly they weren’t true – but these stories all made the headlines a few years ago. Here’s what was said.

F1 2007 Preview: Helmets

Time was when drivers would go throughout their career without changing their helmets. These days F1 racers seem to spend every moment they’re out of the cockpit dreaming up a new style, or finding some way of cramming more adverts on them. Home races, one-off sponsor deals, minor football tournaments – everything has been used […]

Tom Pryce, 30 years on

What might have become of Tom Pryce had he not been killed in that terrible crash at Kyalami 30 years ago? He was in his fourth season of Grand Prix racing. He had spent most of that time in uncompetitive machinery he nonetheless won the non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch (back in the […]

Answer me this: Which manufacturers will quit?

The disappearance of Cosworth from the 2007 entry list points to a very big change that has taken place in Formula One: all the teams are now run by a major car manufacturer, or dependant upon them for an engine supply. In some respects this is great: it proves that Formula One is the pinnacle […]

F1 2007 Preview: Scuderia Toro Rosso

One of the strangest stories of the off-season was how Gerhard Berger put Toro Rosso drivers Scott Speed on Vitantonio Liuzzi on the rack, refusing to confirm their race seats until the last minute. Berger’s determination to wring the most from his drivers, the team’s aggressive new car and Ferrari engine supply all indicated they’re […]