What was the best F1 pass of 2008?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Overtaking can be rare in Formula 1. But when the planets align and someone actually gets close enough to make a move, a genuinely exciting pass is a thing to savour. Although next year sees new regulations designed to enhance passing opportunities there were some fine overtaking moves this year. We?ve seen double passes, wet … Continue reading What was the best F1 pass of 2008?

2008 F1 official DVD season review: “Luck does not come into it”

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The 2008 F1 season review DVD has a lot of action to pack in and so, for the first time ever, it has been released as a two-disc set. The quality of the footage is usually excellent on theses DVDs – have FOM kept that up while fixing the niggling faults that have afflicted recent … Continue reading 2008 F1 official DVD season review: “Luck does not come into it”

Valencia was least popular race of 2008

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

I’ve compiled the results from the 18 ‘rate the race’ polls of 2008 and crunched the numbers to find what were the most popular and least popular races of the year. Unsurprisingly Brazil came out on top as the fans’ favourite, with the European Grand Prix at the new Valencia Circuit voted worst race. Here’s … Continue reading Valencia was least popular race of 2008

The teams: Ferrari (F1 2008)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari won yet another constructors? championship in 2008, to the surprise of exactly no-one. Since 1999, they?ve only failed to win the title on two occasions, when Renault interrupted them from 2005-6. What was fascinating about Ferrari this year was the shift in the balance of power between their drivers, with Felipe Massa taking over … Continue reading The teams: Ferrari (F1 2008)

The teams: McLaren (F1 2008)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The irony of McLaren?s season was that the team?s reliability won Lewis Hamilton the drivers? championship, but their drivers? inconsistency cost them the constructors? championship. That?s putting it rather glibly: Hamilton wouldn?t have been champion without drives like his Silverstone master class. But the points he threw away in races like Bahrain and Montreal could … Continue reading The teams: McLaren (F1 2008)