The state of Formula 1 in 2008

The 2008 Formula 1 season ended on a high on the track – but the shock withdrawal of Honda was a sting in the tail. With 2009 almost upon us it’s time to take stock of F1’s position as one season ends and a new year begins: the quality of the competition, the future of […]

Merry Christmas from F1 Fanatic!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m away for a few days celebrating Christmas with my family. Wherever you are and whatever you’re celebrating, I hope you have a fantastic time! F1 Fanatic will be back to normal service in a few days. In the meantime, please share any seasons’ greetings of your own below. And if you’ve […]

Will any of today’s F1 drivers beat Michael Schumacher’s records?

Will anyone ever rake Michael Schumacher’s place at the top of the lists of race winners, pole sitters, and pretty much everything else?

Do Ferrari deserve more money? (Poll)

Bernie Ecclestone hit back at FOTA and Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo this week by reminding him that Ferrari gets more money from F1 than the other teams do. Is this fair?

Bernie Ecclestone mocks Max Mosley with a ‘Spankgate’ Christmas card

Bernie Ecclestone’s annual comedy Christmas cards poke fun at the ‘Spankgate’ affair Max Mosley was embroiled in earlier this year. The cards (click above to enlarge) show Mosley lashing F1 bosses with a whip while Ecclestone hands out sticking plasters.

Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition announced (pictures)


Mercedes has revealed the final version of its SLR McLaren sports car, which will be named after Sir Stirling Moss, who drove for the team in the 1950s. Just 75 examples of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss will be built. This most powerful version of the SLR, a joint production with McLaren, has 650bhp […]

2008 F1 driver biographies updated

I’ve updated each of the F1 Fanatic driver biographies with details of their performances in 2008. Links to the new biographies below:

F1 links: Provisional BBC F1 schedule

Formula One goes on economy drive "But what drove me to distraction was all this one-stop strategy, two-stop strategy business and the times when positions only changed when someone stopped at the garage. This virtual overtaking didn't make for satisfactory sport." Early deetails of 2009 BBC F1 coverage "I have also managed to get a […]

2008 F1 season in 99 pictures


With 2008 drawing to a close, here’s a look back at 12 months of Formula 1 in pictures. From the launch of the 2008 cars, to the first glimpses of the strange creations we’ll watch in 2009, here’s 99 pictures that I think capture some of the most exciting, controversial, and funny moments of 2008. […]

Ecclestone’s response to Montezemolo is an attempt to break FOTA’s unity

2009 F1 season

Ecclestone called the Ferrari president a "press officer" When Bernie Ecclestone has something to say, he calls the The Times: Ferrari get so much more money than everyone else. They know exactly what they get, they are not that stupid, although they are not that bright, either. They get about $80 million (about £54 million) […]

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