Valencia was least popular race of 2008

I’ve compiled the results from the 18 ‘rate the race’ polls of 2008 and crunched the numbers to find what were the most popular and least popular races of the year. Unsurprisingly Brazil came out on top as the fans’ favourite, with the European Grand Prix at the new Valencia Circuit voted worst race. Here’s […]

BBC’s 2009 F1 team confirmed

The BBC has officially confirmed Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle as the lead commentators for its F1 coverage in 2009. Brundle is not the only ex-ITV man joining the team as Ted Kravitz will reprise the role of pit lane commentator alongside Lee McKenzie.

F1 links: Buemi tipped for 2009 Toro Rosso seat

Buemi set for Toro Rosso race seat Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz says Sebastien Buemi is very likely to be one of Toro Rosso's racing drivers next year. Read more: 2009 F1 drivers and teams Vettel Q&A: We have to be even more focused without Webber Sebastian Vettel on who he thinks are the best […]

A1 and Superleague show F1 the way

A1 Grand Prix and Superleague Formula may not be your cup of tea but they can teach F1 a thing or two about using the internet to reach out to fans. Here’s a look at their enhanced race live timing systems for fans and official Youtube channels.

Coming soon: F1 Fanatic gear

For Xmas last year my girlfriend bought me a T shirt with an F1 Fanatic logo on it. I liked the style of it and soon, if there’s enough interest, you can get one too. Here’s a few examples of the potential designs – please let me know what you think and whether you might […]

F1 links: On FOTA and NASCAR

A Qualifying Change From FOTA Clive on FOTA's qualifying brainwave: "The only thing that worries me is the elimination of the slowest driver after only one lap. That seems a bit harsh to me and I would prefer that they be given a few laps to warm up before the times begin to count." STOP […]

Why is FOTA worrying about qualifying when F1 faces far greater problems?

Fiddling while Rome burns. Re-arranging deckchairs on the Titanic. There are plenty of cliches to be thrown at FOTA’s plans to radically overhaul qualifying yet again. Why is FOTA trying to change a system that has already been tweaked eight times in the past five years? Its not as if there aren’t more serious problems […]

Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s #1 again – but how would he fare in Formula 1?

Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR title for the third year in a row last week. In the past six years he’s also been runner-up twice, in 2003 and 2004. He doesn’t fit the NASCAR stereotype of a drawling redneck: Johnson is from California and flies to races in a Gulfstream jet. He’s also clearly one […]

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