Marko Asmer’s domination of the 2007 British F3 championship continued with his seventh win in 11 races. He beat Raikkonen-Robertson team mates Stephen Jelley and Jonathan Kennard by over eight seconds – last year’s champions still looking for their first win this year. Asmer now leads Maro Engel by 70 points in the championship.
Franck Mailleux took his first win the the F3 Euroseries in the second race at Mugello, with race one winner Romain Grosjean battling through to second. A first lap incident eliminated James Jakes, Michael Patrizi, Filip Salaquarda and Basil Shaaban. It also saw Dani Clos jump into the lead and hold off a string of … Continue reading F3 Euro Mugello 2: Mailleux edges out Grosjean
Mika Hakkinen took his second DTM victory of the year – but this time there’ll be no question of him being given half-points as he was at the Lausitzring. In fact he probably deserve double points after cunning strategy propelled him into a lead which he narrowly held over Mattias Ekstrom in the dying stages. … Continue reading DTM Mugello: Hakkinen wins from 15th
There’s a peculiar fascination with the worst of Formula 1. The great hopeless outfits of the early 1990s are a great source of comedy for F1 fans – whether it’s Andrea Moda sending Perry McCarthy out to qualify on wet tyres on a dry day at Silverstone in 1992, or Life’s farcically unreliable W12 engine … Continue reading “Unraced… Formula One’s lost cars” (Sam Collins, 2007)
Romain Grosjean jumped into the championship lead with a dominant win at Mugello. Team mate Kamui Kobayashi held Sebastien Buemi off for second, while Buemi defended from Magny-Cours winner James Jakes.
Formula 1 made its big-screen live debut last weekend – 30 Vue cinemas showed the British Grand Prix live. I wasn’t able to go because I was at the race but my brother did. With F1 in the Cinemas rolling out across the country for the rest of his season, here’s what he told me … Continue reading Watching F1 in the cinema
I’m sure there’s plenty of competition for the title of Kimi Raikkonen’s No. 1 fan – but I think I’ve found a strong candidate. Plus a blogger from the US says good riddance to F1 – and why Jenson Button might be thinking the same.
There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s tons of other motor racing action going on around the world. My pick for this week is the Indy Racing League – but there’s plenty of other races for those of you who don’t like ovals…
I’ve been scolding myself for days for not making a bigger fuss over Sebastian Vettel’s Grand Prix debut. So here it is, almost three weeks late. Vettel is hot stuff. Lewis Hamilton has seriously skewed our perceptions of what to expect of a rookie driver. He was only going to get more attention than Hamilton … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel: better than Hamilton?
In the F1 news this week Pitpass catch out Ralf Schumacher, Honda signs new staff and we’re not going to be banned from using the phrase ‘F1’. Which is a relief.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced it will not be holding an F1 Grand Prix in 2008. The circuit owners had stipulated a deadline of July 9th for confirming a deal to hold the race. But circuit owner Tony George and F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone failed to agree on the fee for the race. … Continue reading No F1 GP at Indianapolis in 2008
Here’s four videos of F1 cars returning to action on the beautiful Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the first time since 2005. The new track features revised corners at bus stop and La Source designed by the omnipresent Hermann Tilke. Happily one of the greatest corners at F1’s best circuit – Eau Rouge – has been left … Continue reading Video: F1 tests at revised Spa
The eyes of the F1 world are fixed on the twists and turns of the Ferrari-McLaren espionage scandal. F1 is no stranger to controversy – here’s ten of the juiciest from recent years…
Ferrari-McLaren scandal, Stepney-gate, the Ferrari espionage affair – call it what you will, everyone’s talking about it. Lewis Hamilton may be big news in the back pages of newspapers but the increasingly strange details of industrial espionage between F1’s two top teams is commanding column inches in the front pages. Every top sport from football … Continue reading Debate: Stepney scandal good for F1?
There’s been a load of work going on behind the scenes at F1 Fanatic – here’s a quick run down of the new features. We’ve got more wallpapers, more feeds plus our pick of the very best in F1 books and video.
A new book, “Unraced”, takes a look at some of the most recent F1 cars that were built yet never saw the start of a Grand Prix. It’s full of interesting tales from teams that collapsed to cars that were just too radical to be made reliable. Here’s four of the most interested F1 cars … Continue reading The F1 cars that never raced
The hearings into Mike Coughlan’s reputed involvement in obtaining documents from Ferrari began today and some surprising allegations have been made. Apparently Ferrari first heard of the matter when a photocopying shop in Woking contacted them. It is alleged that Mike Coughlan’s wife Trudy entered the shop earlier that day to duplicate a 780 page … Continue reading Extraordinary details in Ferrari-McLaren spy case
A final set of my pictures from the British Grand Prix – this time looking at the action and the massive crowd on race day.
Spyker boss Michel Mol has confirmed that Christijan Albers will no longer race for the team. The team are yet to announce a replacement driver for the Nurburgring round next week and any one of a number of racers could fill Albers’ place.
We’ve got a selection of high resolution wallpapers from last weekend’s British Grand Prix, including all the home drivers, race winner Kimi Raikkonen and more. Enjoy! Related links F1 wallpapers Tags: f1 / formula one / formula 1 / grand prix / motor sport