2008 Spanish GP preview: The midfield

With three teams likely to be in the hunt for the victory this weekend the battle to be best of the rest could decide who takes home the points for seventh and eighth positions – assuming the Ferraris, McLarens and BMWs all come home in one piece. So who from Renault, Williams, Red Bull, Toyota […]

Video: 2008 Spanish GP preview


Watch the 2008 Spanish Grand Prix including interviews with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, plus a preview of the circuit and Murray Walker’s Grand Prix memories. This series of videos is also available on the F1 Fanatic Facebook Group as well: Please note the competition contained in this video is run by USP Content and […]

Want to write for F1Fanatic?

I’ve had a couple of emails from people who would like to write for F1 Fanatic. I’m always keen to get new and interesting articles on the site so I’ve set up a new page for anyone who wants to submit an article. If you’ve got an idea for an article you can either write […]

Takuma Sato: the driver debates

This time last year Takuma Sato gave Super Aguri their first ever point by finishing eighth in the Spanish Grand Prix – beating among others Giancarlo Fisichella in the Renault. But this year the team that was created to keep the Japanese driver in F1 might not even be racing. Does Sato deserve his place […]

How serious is the EU threat to the European Grand Prix at Valencia?

This weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix is supposed to be the first of two races in Spain this year – the second being the European Grand Prix at the new Circuit Urbano Valencia. But yesterday the European Union revealed objections to the Grand Prix on several grounds. There are growing doubts over whether the race, which […]

2008 Spanish Grand Prix preview: Ferrari ahead by a nose?

Ferrari seem strangely keen to play down the benefits of their intriguing new vented nose. Nicolas Tombazis told the press: It is not something revolutionary that will make us go two seconds quicker. More simply, it’s an aerodynamic development, like others that are perhaps less evident but maybe even more important. However they were also […]

F1 on Wikipedia

What do you think of the quality of Formula 1 articles on Wikipedia? I’m forever researching different topics to do with F1 and, as with so many online subjects these days, Wikipedia dominates the search results rankings. But is the information on there any good? Have you edited any of the Wikipedia F1 articles?

How new tracks are squeezing traditional circuits out of Formula 1

Christian Sylt keeps a close eye on all things money related in Formula 1 (that’s pretty much everything, then) for his excellent publication Formula Money. He shared some very interesting data with me on how the new Formula 1 circuits are raising the cost of hosting a Grand Prix beyond the reach of F1’s traditional […]

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 […]