This week’s F1 stories include the race fans suing a Grand Prix promoter and the Grand Prix promoters desperately trying to attract more race fans. Plus the surprising withdrawal of the Auto Union auction, Fernando Alonso has another row with the press, and who the hell is Hinny Rikinen?
With Fernando Alonso off to McLaren, it falls upon Giancarlo Fisichella to lead the Renault team in 2007. Problem is, Fisichella was trounced by Alonso in their two years together. Alonso racked up 14 wins and scooped both championships. Fisichella took just a pair of wins – and both came on days when his team … Continue reading Fisichella no faster in 2006
We all have a few writers whose opinions we tend to agree with – but isn’t it surprising when one of them comes out with something that’s totally at odds with your point of view? So it was for me last week reading Damien Smith’s latest The Observer column on Autosport.com. He agrees with Max … Continue reading Why the 2007 calendar is too short
The 2007 F1 calendar appears to have been firmed up and once again the number of races has been cut. We take a look at the events that have been chopped and changed including the loss of one round each for Italy and Germany – coinciding with the retirement of Michael Schumacher – and the … Continue reading Changes to the F1 calendar for 2007
In this week’s round-up of F1 headlines the big story is peace in our time as the manufacturers and FIA lay down their arms in the battle for the future of F1. Also, Kazuki Nakajima is already coveting a race seat for next season, and Bahrain and Australia anticipate fleecing and giving discounts to F1 … Continue reading F1 in the news
The teams meet for the first race of the season, with different looking cars, some in strange new colour schemes. Then, in no time at all, the chequered flag is falling for the final time and a new champion is crowned. This year saw controversy off and on the track, but the season was redeemed … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Race-by-race
All season long we’ve been polling the users of the Autosport.com forums on what they thought of each race as it happened. The Hungarian Grand Prix was the early-season favourite – but has it been surprassed by the thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix? With all the votes counted we can now reveal which were the most … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Most popular race
Relive the memorable moments of 2006 with 108 photographs from every round of the season. Including Jenson Button and Felipe Massa’s first Grand Prix wins, Michael Schumacher’s final victory in Shanghai, Jacques Villeneuve and Juan-Pablo Montoya’s last races and all the rollercoaster twists and turns of the 2006 championship – which was won in the … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: The year in pictures
Tomorrow will see the final battle between Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher – the two great drivers of Formula One today. With a fired-up Schumacher starting tenth and a conservatively-minded Alonso fourth the two must surely cross paths at some point during the Brazilian Grand Prix. It’s a terrible pity that this intense rivaly is … Continue reading Alonso vs Schumacher: The final chapter
The Canadian Grand Prix marked the halfway point in the 2006 season, which seems a worthwhile time to take stock of how the drivers are faring up and down the pitlane. Don’t miss the second part coming up before the United States Grand Prix. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
Continuing our countdown of top Formula One videos, numbers 90-81 stretches from Emerson Fittipaldi’s first Grand Prix win right up to 2006 with the debut of Nico Rosberg (pictured). Plus another delicious Michael Schumacher controversy. Read on for the next part of our top 10. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part II (90-81)
An ongoing poll on the Autosport forums shows the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix is the most popular of the year so far. Fans gave it an average rating of 7.7 out of 10. At the opposite end of the scale the Malaysian Grand Prix, round two was voted the least popular. Unsurprisingly the two races … Continue reading Bahrain is fan favourite
Bahrain thrilled us: Formula One came back on a high with drama in qualifying, a gripping battle for race victory, an astonishing rookie debut, and plenty of overtaking. But Malaysia was a tedious damp squib. So which one was the one-off? It’s easy for an F1 fan to let their head drop after a race … Continue reading Has the bubble burst?
It’s all change for 2006 – new teams, rules, qualifying (again) and even a new opening race. The Australian Grand Prix has been moved back to April to accommodate some tedious running-and-jumping festival (that’s The Commonwealth Games – ed.) and so the new season gets underway in the middle of a Bahraini desert. So much … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix Preview