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Poll: should F1 have push-to-pass?

Next year F1 cars will have to use KERS which will allow them to re-use energy generated under braking. The FIA intends for drivers to be able to used the stored energy to get an 80bhp power boost on-demand. Other series like A1 Grand Prix use similar systems called ‘push to pass’ where drivers can […]

Poll results: NASCAR vs F1

Last week I asked how many of you watch NASCAR as well as Formula 1. I also watched the Daytona 500 and suggested some things F1 can learn from NASCAR. Here are the results of the poll:

2008: The new rules

Several major changes to the rules this year have attracted a lot of attention – the traction control ban, four-race gearboxes, and changes to qualifying. Which change are going to have the biggest impact on F1 this year? Here’s a quick look at some of the rules changes for 2008.

Interview: F1 journalist Nigel Roebuck

Nigel Roebuck hasn’t missed many races since he started covering Grands Prix in 1971, but when he skipped the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos for the first time, he wrote about relieved he was not to be going to Sao Paulo ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ and incurred the wrath of the most powerful man in Formula 1: When […]

2008: The year ahead in numbers

Being a sucker for stats I wanted to take a look at what milestones were coming up in 2008. There’s already been some discussion about Rubens Barrichello being poised to break Riccardo Patrese’s 15-year record as the most experienced driver in Formula 1 – but exactly when will he pass the mark? McLaren have one […]

Wickens goes from hero to zero in A1GP crash-fest

Robert Wickens was looking good for another strong finish while running second in the A1 Grand Prix feature race at Durban until he spun at the exit of turn one. But he compounded the mistake by driving against the flow of traffic and hitting Oliver Jarvis, who was running third. It was just one of […]

Dominant win for Wickens in A1GP Durban sprint

Canada’s teenage star Robert Wickens took a classy win from pole position in the A1 Grand Prix sprint race at Durban. He fended off Brazil’s Bruno Junquiera at the start and shot into an immediate two second lead as Junqueira and Oliver Jarvis were assaulted by New Zealand’s Jonny Reid at the first corner. Jarvis […]

Chequered Conflict (Maurice Hamilton, 2008)

Maurice Hamilton’s new book on the 2007 and the McLaren-Ferrari spy scandal has the full title, “Chequered Conflict: The Inside Story on Two Explosive F1 World Championships”. What’s the other world championship? That would be the 1986 F1 series, which saw Alain Prost nick the championship at the last round from the battling Williams pair […]

Superleague Formula? No thanks

Autosport have interviewed the man behind Superleague Formula, Alex Andreu, who’s unsurprisingly confident about the prospects for his motor racing-cum-football league championship, due to get the green light/kick off at Donington Park later this year. Andreu said: We did some research, and then we went to the top football clubs in Europe – Juventus, FC […]

2008: What are you most looking forward to?

It’s getting close now: the start of the 2008 Formula 1 season is three weeks away. The teams have their final test session next week before the cars are packed away for the flight to Melbourne, Australia. The F1 Fanatic 2008 season preview starts today with my pick of what I’m most looking forward to […]