Jackie Stewart’s record of 27 victories stood for 14 years until Alain Prost surpassed his mark. The French driver would go on to win four championships and 51 races. Two other champions of the eighties covered in this part of the guide to F1 race winners are Alan Jones and Nelson Piquet. Jones won their … Continue reading 100 F1 race winners part 7: 1977-1982
Ten more of F1’s 100 Grand Prix winners including champions Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Plus the fiftieth driver to win a Formula 1 race – America’s Peter Revson.
Lewis Hamilton was dominating the German Grand Prix until a safety car appearance threw his race into disarray.
Journeyer concludes his look back on the history of the French Grand Prix – read part one here. A Leyton House leading a race? A driver winning after making four pit stops? The French Grand Prix has seen some highly unusual developments.
The disintegrating track surface at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is threatening the running of tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix.
This weekend is the 30th anniversary of F1’s first world championship race at Montreal. F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer takes us through the history of the race at the track we now call the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – starting with the last Canadian Grand Prix not held at the track. The Canadian Grand Prix has … Continue reading Video: Canadian GP history 1977-98
Wet conditions got the better of Ferrari at Monaco allowing Lewis Hamilton to claim victory at the principality despite hitting the barrier in the early running.
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer returns with the first in a two-part look at the history of the Monaco Grand Prix. And so we reach Monaco, Formula 1’s most famous and glamorous race – and with good reason. Barring World War II, Grands Prix has been held here for the last 80 years or so. … Continue reading Video: Monaco GP history 1929-73
Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa’s winning margin of 0.9s over Lewis Hamilton suggests the Spanish Grand Prix was a close run thing. It was anything but.
The response to my invitation for guest writers was fantastic and I’m very happy to share the first of these new articles today. Journeyer, a long-time contributor to the comments and Live Blogs on F1Fanatic, covers the history of the Spanish Grand Prix. Formula 1 has been around for 58 years now. With it goes … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix: memorable races
Sebastien Bourdais had a big crash in testing at Barcelona on Wednesday. Happily he was unhurt but he may have dealt a blow to his standing in the team if the damage to the new STR3 forces the team to delay its introduction. Major crashes can affect F1 drivers in different ways. Even though drivers … Continue reading Video: How drivers react to big crashes
Ferrari made it look easy in the Bahrain Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton’s bid for victory self-destructed once again.
Rain at the 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix produced a cracking race. Here are a few videos of one of Michael Schumacher’s best wins.
Lewis Hamilton shrugged off the disappointment of losing the 2007 championship at the final round and started the new season back at the front of the title race.
The 2002 Australian Grand Prix began with an enormous crash that wiped out eight cars. See video below of how one spectator saw Ralf Schumacher’s dramatic flight after he hit Rubens Barrichello’s Ferrari.
Formula 1 was one of the last sports to abandon apartheid South Africa, though several teams boycotted the final 1985 race on the original Kyalami circuit.
At the end of 1990s Formula 1 began to look east. With the teams hit by ever-tighter restrictions on tobacco advertising, and eastern countries offering less tight restrictions, moving the sport beyond its traditional heartland made good commercial sense. The fact that it bolstered the sport’s claim to being a ‘world’ championship was merely a … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 14: 1999-2002
The 1994 season was a traumatic one for Formula 1. It is often remembered solely because of the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger. But their deaths at Imola during the San Marino Grand Prix came in a season that saw a higher than average number of driver injuries: JJ Lehto in pre-season testing, … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 12: 1994
In the late 1980s it often seemed like good tracks were dropped for safety reasons, and less good tracks found their way onto the calendar because money talked. How else could you explain a circuit like the awful Phoenix street track holding three Grands Prix? Or why the slow and dull Hungaroring remains on the … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 10: 1985-9
Tracks being altered to include slower corners became commonplace in the second half of the 1970s. Silverstone’s flat-out blast was rudely interrupted by a crude chicane at Woodcote. The other super-quick circuit – the Osterreichring – was also slowed, although both tracks retained much of their essential character. And two tracks we are familiar with … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 8: 1975-8