Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo was not impressed by the role the safety car had to play in Singapore: When we race on tracks where staging a circus or something else would be better, anything can happen, because the spectacle is supplied by the Safety Car. This is humiliating for F1. Montezemolo may be sore about … Continue reading Luca di Montezemolo is right: F1’s safety car rules are humiliating for the sport
Singapore was F1’s 800th world championship race: so how many of the 800 have you seen? I started watching F1 halfway through 1989 when I saw a broadcast of the British Grand Prix. Alain Prost won after Ayrton Senna spun off with a gearbox problem, and Nigel Mansell was a charging second after suffering a … Continue reading 800 F1 races: how many have you seen?
New rumours on the 2009 F1 driver market suggest Nelson Piquet Jnr will be dropped by Renault at the end of the year. But Brazilian F1 fans need not despair as Piquet’s countryman Lucas di Grassi is being lined up to replace him. Renault is offering Piquet to Toro Rosso according to Autosport – might … Continue reading Lucas di Grassi poised to take Renault seat off Nelson Piquet Jnr for 2009
The first ever F1 race held at night went very well at Singapore. None of the pre-event concerns over the use of artificial light came to pass. Bernie Ecclestone is keen for F1 to have more night races in the future. He’s urging the Japanese to hold their event as a night race. Malaysia had … Continue reading Should F1 hold more night races?
The Singapore Grand Prix marked the 800th round of the F1 world championship. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós a breakdown of which countries and teams have won the most races and loads more statistics and facts to do with this landmark race.
The Williams F1 team holds live Grand Prix screenings in its conference centre for fans. For a fee, fans can watch the race, hear live updates from the team at the track, and see the team’s museum of race cars, which isn’t usually open to the public. Here’s a short video about the Italian Grand … Continue reading Williams fans at 500th GP show (Video)
I’ve produced a chart showing the position of each driver on every lap of the Singapore Grand Prix, compared to the race leader. Here’s an analysis of some of the key points in the race base on the chart.
I can’t get enough of these awesome photographs from F1’s first night race. Here’s a selection of high-resolution photographs from the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
The inaugural Singapore Grand Prix was a statistical feast for the anorak-wearer. The 800th F1 championship race saw Nick Heidfeld break Michael Schumacher’s record for most finishes, a first-time race leader, and the first time a driver has ever won an F1 race from 15th on the grid. Read on for more.
Pitpass claims the BBC has named its 2009 F1 coverage presenters as Jonathan Legard, Martin Brundle, David Coulthard, Jake Humphrey and Lee McKenzie. Legard has previously commentated for the BBC on Formula 1 on Radio Five Live and has an expert knowledge of the sport. Pairing him with Martin Brundle, who’s won awards for his … Continue reading BBC’s 2009 F1 team: Legard, Brundle, Coulthard, Humphrey and McKenzie
Ferrari suffered a disastrous problem during a pit stop for the second race this year. Felipe Massa was signalled to leave his pit box while the refuelling rig was stil attached to his car. The F2008 wrenched the fuel hose from the refuelling rig and Massa joined the fast lane of the pits in front … Continue reading Felipe Massa’s pit lane disaster (video)
Review the Singapore Grand Prix live blog below.
I’ve made a small but significant change to the layout of F1 Fanatic. All posts are now classed either as “articles in brief” or “articles in full”, which determines where they appear on the home page: Articles in full are longer stories which appear in the main column on the left, usually with an image. … Continue reading The long and short of it
Renault is teasing us with more pictures of their fabulous retro-designed 30th anniversary car. It would be nice if Renault could run one car in their usual livery and one in this great design. But F1 rules dictate that teams must run their cars in liveries that are substantially the same. I think this great … Continue reading More pictures of the stunning retro Renault
It’s the British Grand Prix this weekend and as ever we’ve got a selection of photos from past races available for you to download for your desktop. Enjoy!
So you’re off to Silverstone for the race. But where on the 5.1km track will you find the best view? I’ve watched four Grands Prix and loads of other races at Silverstone from every conceivable part of the circuit. So here’s my thoughts on where to watch the race from.