With the new Formula 1 season just around the corner I wanted to get the thoughts from the top F1 bloggers on what will be the big story of 2008. First up is Clive from F1 Insight, who expects big things from Williams this year:
The Moto GP season starts this weekend and the promoters have made sure that anyone who uses Youtube knows about it. An official promotional video is listed on the front page of the web’s favourite videos site.
Great to see The Times’s excellent Formula 1 blog back in time for the new season. Renault also have their official blog up and running in time for Melbourne and have previewed the first race.
Heading into the first Grand Prix no-one can claim for certain they’re going to win a race this year. But Mercedes can guarantee they’ll lead one – because they provide the safety car. There’s a brand new safety car this year based on the SL 63 AMG. See below for high-resolution pictures.
BMW were Formula 1’s third-best team in 2007: an excellent achievement given they only took over the Sauber team two years ago. Their challenge for 2008 is to reduce the gap to the leading teams, McLaren and Ferrari, It’s a big ask, and early in winter testing it looked as though they’d actually taken a […]
What’s going on at Honda? Reports indicate chairman Yasuhiro Wada, the man behind Super Aguri, is leaving the team. So is chief designer Kevin Taylor, who had apparently been squeezed out by the rival of ex-BMW man Jorg Zander. Is this Ross Brawn getting his outfit ship-shape?
Renault are one of the most fascinating propositions of 2008 for me. As Felipe Massa said yesterday, many expect them to struggle again in 2008: If you have to take on Alonso it’s better that he’s driving for the French team than McLaren because it seems to me that Renault aren’t at the same level […]
There’s a buzz around Williams as the new season approaches but team boss Frank Williams isn’t getting carried away: I don’t subscribe to what the press has said. Our competitors around us, of which there are many, are just as competitive. Is he being cautious or pessimistic?
I’m delighted to mark F1Fanatic’s third birthday by revealing a brand new design and lots of new features. Continue reading for more on the redesign and new stuff on the site this year.
Frank Williams revealed last week that McLaren made a serious bid to sign Nico Rosberg for the 2009 season. He described McLaren’s offer for Rosberg as “majestic”, saying: “He could not have gone there this year, he had a fixed contract, but 2009 was going to be the worry. We had an option for 2009 […]