The Ben Evans Column: Go East

Oliver Jarvis had an excellent debut season in British Formula Three last year, sneaking past the hotly-tipped Bruno Senna to claim second in the title behind Mike Conway. But although many expected to see him continue in the British season for another year he’s defected to the Japanese series. Why? Actually the quetion should by […]

Video: Building an F1 Ferrari from Lego


A little bit of F1 video fun. Those of you who saw the F1Fanatic Xmas list last month might well have guessed that I was hoping Santa might bring me one of those belting Ferrari Lego sets. Well, he didn’t, but my girlfriend did – and here it is: a 1:8 scale Ferraro Lego model […]

The Old Rumour Mill – January

In the first of a new series we take a look back at some of the hottest F1 rumours – that never became true. To kick things off we have the shock dropping of the Monaco Grand Prix, and some typical January scoops on the drivers’ market that didn’t quite work out that way…

Gallery: Donington Grand Prix Collection

There are 68 days days of grinding, fingernail-chewing tedium until the new Grand Prix season starts. Happily, F1Fanatic can recommend two ways to enliven the tedium. One is to head off to Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC this weekend (see below for ticket information). But also make sure you don’t let the off-season pass […]

“Nuvolari” reviewed

Christopher Hilton’s biography of Nuvolari was published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his death. Unlike many of his contemporaries Nuvolari did not die at the wheel of a racing car, but he succumbed three years after ending his career from medical complications arising from his time behind the wheel. He was one of […]

The Ben Evans Column: Boring Barcelona

This New Year’s Eve I stayed inside in the warmth and got drunk with a few friends. So I started 2007 hung over and lacking New Year’s Spirit. This unfortunately means that I’ve been thinking about the 2007 season in a rather pessimistic way. Yes, it promises to be the most interesting F1 season for […]

F1 in the blogs 12

In the F1 blogs round-up this week some fascinating insight into the new aerodynamic device designed to aid overtaking in Formula One. Also NASCAR and the IRL get a slagging – as does Giancarlo Fisichella’s championship aspirations. Again. Read on for more.

F1 in the news 18

In the F1 news this week the Brazilian Grand Prix was the fifth most-watched sporting event of 2006 and the Sepang and Nurburgring circuits give clues on the popularity of their races. Plus, another win for Michael Schumacher and a new record for Juan Pablo Montoya. Read on for the rest.

Hamilton praises Sutil… why?

Lewis Hamilton is either a very charitable soul, or the McLaren driver has taken a psychological swipe at Spyker pilot Christijan Albers for some reason. Hamilton’s old Formula Three Euroseries team mate Adrian Sutil recently landed the race seat alongside Albers for 2007. In this week’s Autosport Hamilton warned Albers, “it’s going to be like […]

The argument against championship points (III)

I’ve twice written about why I think championship points should be dropped, and the championship winner decided simply by who has the most wins. For a few more examples of why this is a good idea let’s take a look at two other championships from last year that use the same 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system as […]