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Video: Toyota feature on sponsorship


What do F1 drivers do between races? PR, mainly. But Jarno Trulli at least gets to indulge his passion for wine and karting, although not both at the same time. This video from Toyota explains how they use their drivers in marketing campaigns. Watch more F1 videos

The races that will define the season

Three races in, three different winners. The 2008 season hasn’t quite taken shape yet – there are still more questions than answers – but over the next few races that’s bound to change. Barcelona and Istanbul are next on the itinerary and both are Ferrari strongholds. The red team have won five of the last […]

Where are all the women?

Last weekend Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a race in a major international open-wheeled single-seater category. Patrick won the third round of the Indy Car series at Motegi in Japan. But F1 has had precious few female drivers and there’s no sign one might arrive in the sport any time soon. So… […]

F1Fanatic hits 2,000 posts

F1Fanatic has hit the 2,000 posts mark! Actually I went past it the other day – this was the 2,000th post. If you want to look back at the articles stretching back over three year’s worth material then have a look at the new F1Fanatic Archive. I’ve also started a section to collect the various […]

ITV F1 wins BAFTA award for race coverage that viewers complained about

ITV has won a BAFTA award for covering the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix – a broadcast that so many viewers complained about it was forced to issue an apology. Lewis Hamilton won his maiden Grand Prix victory in the race which also saw Robert Kubica’s massive crash. Despite it being one of the most action-packed […]

Video: Funny F1 moments


And now for something completely different. It’s Sunday afternoon and, as a break from the story we’re all a bit sick of, here’s a selection of some of my favourite funny F1 moments – featuring Nigel Mansell, Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher, and everyone’s favourite F1 comedy double act: Nelson Piquet and Eliseo Salazar.

Mosley gives a weak defence

Max Mosley has given an interview to the Sunday Telegraph – whose F1 correspondent Kevin Garside was just about the only journalist to stick up for the FIA President following the sex scandal story in the News of the World. Mosley made his position on the matter quite clear: I think what happens is they […]

Webber and Porsche criticise Mosley

Two new names have joined the chorus of criticism of Max Mosley – Red Bull driver Mark Webber, and Porsche. Webber’s remarks to the BBC are pretty much as strong as any current driver has dared to make. And Porsche has used the scandal to justify their continued non-participation in a sport that boasts several […]

Rubens Barrichello wants 300 GP starts

Rubens Barrichello will soon become the F1 driver to have started the most races but he’s told the media he wants to go on much longer: It is no secret that my contract expires at the end of the year. I want to extend it, because I think that with Ross Brawn a new and […]

F1 blogs review: South African stars

It’s been way too long since I last did a round-up of what’s been keeping me entertained on the F1 blogs. Here are some of the highlights from this week: