GP3 to support F1 in 2009?

An article on an Italian website appears to suggest that the International Formula Master series could be re-named GP3 in 2009 and support Formula 1 at five rounds. The site allows you to roughly translate the article from Italian into English (see the button at the top of the page) because if anyone out there […]

100 F1 race winners part 10: 2001-2008

The final part of F1 Fanatic’s guide to the first 100 Grand Prix winners.

How the end of Nigel Mansell’s F1 career led to the start of Lewis Hamilton’s

Nigel Mansell fans would probably like to forget the embarrassing end to his career in 1995 with McLaren. After sponsors Marlboro encouraged Ron Dennis to sign the star, Mansell missed the first two races because he couldn’t fit in the car. Once that was sorted he only appeared for the team twice before refusing to […]

Should Ferrari, McLaren or BMW throw their efforts behind one driver?

Mathematically the drivers’ championship could still be won by anyone. Realistically, it’s likely to go to a Ferrari or McLaren driver, or just maybe one of the BMW duo. At present all three teams are operating equal status policies for their drivers. But as we saw at the end of last season the earlier a […]

100 F1 race winners part 9: 1993-2001

David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello, who scored their first wins in 1995 and 2000 respectively, are the first active drivers in this series looking at F1’s 100 race winners. Plus two famous one-hit wonder of the mid-90s: Jean Alesi and Olivier Panis.

F1 2009 driver rumours: Sato and Sutil

Two new rumours surrounding next year’s F1 drivers have emerged. Takuma Sato has been tipped for a comeback and Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella look likely to stay on at Force India for 2009.

More insight into FOTA

Doctorvee has been extolling the virtues of the Inside Line Podcast so I upgraded it from the ‘stuff I download but never get around to listening to’ (dozens of different shows) to ‘stuff I actually do listen to’ (about three). And I’m glad I did. A couple of weeks ago we looked at the teams’ […]

100 F1 race winners part 8: 1982-1993

F1’s 79th Grand Prix winner was the man who would go on to win more races than anyone in the history of the sport: Michael Schumacher. With the likes of Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell doing so much winning in the late eighties there were only three new winners between 1985 […]

100 F1 race winners part 7: 1977-1982

Jackie Stewart’s record of 27 victories stood for 14 years until Alain Prost surpassed his mark. The French driver would go on to win four championships and 51 races. Two other champions of the eighties covered in this part of the guide to F1 race winners are Alan Jones and Nelson Piquet. Jones won their […]

Nick Heidfeld: the driver debates

Nick Heidfeld out-scored team mate Robert Kubica at BMW in 2007 – but this year the tables have been turned: Kubica has out-qualified and often out-raced Heidfeld. Should Heidfeld keep his seat at BMW for next year? Give your verdict on Nick Heidfeld below.