H???lkenberg wins in style in Qatar night race (GP2 Asia)

Nico H???lkenberg took an emphatic win from pole position in GP2 Asia’s first ever night race at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The ART driver started from pole position for his second GP2 Asia feature race – just as he did for his first at Bahrain. Sergio Perez, sprint race winner at Bahrain, joined him […]

ING quits F1 ?ǣ will Renault follow?

Renault?s title sponsor ING has confirmed what was widely expected ?ǣ that it will not continue its F1 activities beyond the end of 2009. As well as sponsoring the French team, ING also backed the Australian, Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix in 2008. Faced with the loss of such a major backer, will Renault cut […]

2009 F1 testing: February 16th (Update: pictures added)

Ferrari, Toyota and BMW remain in Bahrain this week, continuing their preparations for the 2009 F1 season and no doubt hoping to avoid any more sandstorms. Follow the developments in today’s F1 testing below.

Sorry for the downtime

Apologies to everyone for the server outage that has forced F1 Fanatic offline for the past four days. The problem seems to have been caused by the large amounts of traffic visiting the site, which have continued to rise even during the off-season. I am of course very happy that so many people are coming […]

New pictures of the McLaren MP4/24


McLaren were a bit shy about putting up images of their new MP4-24 F1 car at first. Happily they seem to have had a change of heart and given us lots of new pictures to have a look at, including a few high-resolution ones too. Here they are:

2009 F1 testing: February 11th (Update: pictures added)

Testing continues at Bahrain and Jerez today with eight teams putting more miles on their 2009 cars. Among the many things to keep an eye on today is the planned return of Mark Webber to the cockpit, 82 days after breaking a leg in a cycling accident. He was seen limping during the Red Bull […]

F1 links: the German GP and Austrian stamps

Bernie and the Germans “Ecclestone is not keen on any race getting a cheaper deal and says that the German government should subsidize the event. The German government did a great deal to support Germany’s bid for the soccer World Cup in 2006, offering guarantees which helped win the deal. It also provided improvements to […]

2009 F1 cars compared – Red Bull

Seven of the cars on the 2009 F1 grid have now been launched, with the addition of Red Bull’s RB5 which was unveiled yesterday. Given that car will likely be the same as the Toro Rosso STR4, we might as well call it eight, with potentially only Force India left to show off their new […]

USF1: why it just might work

The reports that a new American team called USF1 could enter F1 in 2010 have been met with a largely enthusiastic reaction. But the hope that F1 might get a new team soon and that it could come from a country where Formula 1 has struggled to gain national attention is tempered with a degree […]

F1 links: More on the RB5 – and Renault

Red Bull RB5: in interesting take on the rules “From all launched cars, the RB5 is without doubt the most interesting.” Another Sponsor in Total “On the day the covers came off Red Bull Racing?s 2009 Formula One car, the RB5, we are pleased to announce Total is joining as a Team Supplier.” Presumably because […]

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