Here’s a video from a Williams activity day for their sponsors which was held last month at Silverstone. Among the machinery on display was Keke Rosberg’s 1982 championship-winning Williams-Cosworth FW08B. Appropriately, Williams will be using Cosworth power once again next year, though Keke’s son Nico will not be driving for the team any more. Nico … Continue reading Video: Williams F1 cars at Silverstone
The usual McLaren-versus-Ferrari duel was suspended in 2009 and instead all the glory went to a team we hadn’t heard of 12 months ago. F1 Fanatic’s 2009 season review kicks off with a look at how the ten F1 teams fared in 2009.
Last week sato113 asked in the forum whether any of the teams had done big end-of-season group photos. I’ve found pictures for all bar two of the teams, plus the traditional end-of-year drivers’ photo. For Toyota and BMW – and possibly Renault too – these pictures are their farewell to Formula 1.
The official Formula 1 season reviews often get lumbered with bad names and the 2009 F1 DVD is no exception. This year’s F1 review will be called “Not in a hurry” according to a sleeveshot posted on Twitter. It’s hardly the most imaginative title they could have come up with. But then, this is from … Continue reading 2009 F1 DVD is called “Not in a hurry”
F1 Fanatic last had a redesign at the beginning of 2007 and it’s starting to look a bit tired in places. There’s a whole host of new functionality I want to add to the site and there’s a lot of work to do in making it load more quickly and less prone to crashing. But … Continue reading Wanted: Your ideas for the new F1 Fanatic
F1 has lost its third team in less than 12 months as Toyota has confirmed it will not compete in 2010.
You could accuse the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of being just style over substance – but the style was certainly grand. Still when you look into the stands on some of these pictures you have to wonder why so many of the 50,000 seats they sold were empty. Here’s a gallery of spectacular pictures from … Continue reading 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pictures
How did Kamui Kobayashi gain half-a-dozen places and get ahead of his team mate to finish sixth in his second race? And was Romain Grosjean’s race really as bad as it looked? The analysis of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take a look at the answers to these questions.
Drivers’ fastest laps Rank Driver Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap Laps within 1% of personal best 1 Sebastian Vettel 100.279 0 21 2 Sebastien Buemi 100.326 0.047 14 3 Lewis Hamilton 100.367 0.088 10 4 Rubens Barrichello 100.449 0.17 21 5 Mark Webber 100.571 0.292 26 6 Jenson Button 100.642 0.363 29 7 Nick … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest lap analysis
Sebastian Vettel took advantage of problems for Lewis Hamilton to win his fourth Grand Prix of 2009. It was a one-two for Red Bull as Mark Webber kept Jenson Button at bay to take second place in an exciting end to an otherwise predictable race.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 95 2 Sebastian Vettel 84 3 Rubens Barrichello 77 4 Mark Webber 69.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 32.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Final 2009 F1 championship standings
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 55 2 Mark Webber 55 17.857 17.857 3 Jenson Button 55 18.467 0.61 4 Rubens Barrichello 55 22.735 4.268 5 Nick Heidfeld 55 26.253 3.518 6 Kamui Kobayashi 55 28.343 2.09 7 Jarno Trulli 55 34.366 6.023 8 Sebastien Buemi 55 41.294 6.928 9 Nico Rosberg 55 … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result
Sebastian Vettel led home a RedBull-one-two at Yas Island. What did you think of F1’s first race at Abu Dhabi? Rate the race out of ten below and have your say in the comments.
With a spanking new multi-million pound venue and a golden sunset, F1’s photographers have outstripped themselves capturing some truly gorgeous pictures from today’s qualifying session. Here’s the pick of the bunch.
Lewis Hamilton may be carrying a couple of kilos less fuel than his rivals – but will it be enough for them to keep up with him? Here’s the fuel weights for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in full:
Lewis Hamilton dominated qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to take pole position by two-thirds of a second. The two Red Bulls will line up behind him but team mate Heikki Kovalainen was left 13th after his McLaren broke down during Q2.
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’40.948 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’41.615 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’41.726 4. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’41.786 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’41.892 6. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’41.897 7. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’41.992 8. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1’42.343 9. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid
We’ve seen previews and renderings of what Yas Island would look like. But only now that we’ve had our first glimpse of the cars in action on the circuit can we see such what an exceptional venue this is. Added to the impressive architecture was the rare sight of F1 cars in action at sunset … Continue reading F1 cars in action at Abu Dhabi (pictures)
The 2009 F1 season comes to a close this weekend with the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Get ready for the race of the year with the F1 Fanatic unofficial programme.
Good news for Renault fans – the team have announced their first new sponsors since losing ING and Mutua Madrilena after the Singapore scandal. TW Steel logos will feature on the cars at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Here’s some renderings of what the R29 will look like this weekend: