F1 in the news 27

In the F1 headlines this week, an Aston Martin F1 team, the future of the British Grand Prix and F1 drivers going stock car racing. Plus, Bernie Ecclestone picks this year’s championship winner…

F1 set for HD TV coverage

Formula One television could be about to catch up with the high definition broadcasting revolution. SISLink, a global satellite broadcasting company, has won a contract to supply ITV Sport with HD-ready satellite facilities for F1 coverage, starting with next week’s Australian Grand Prix. The company is building two HD-ready trucks and upgrading its facilities in … Continue reading F1 set for HD TV coverage

F1 2007 Preview: Spyker

The Team Formerly Known As Jordan kicks off 2007 under another new name. The outfit based near Silverstone are now backed by Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker. It’s brought some interesting changes to the outside of the car which is now resplendent Dutch orange and silver. A shame they decided to tone down the bright orange … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: Spyker

F1Fanatic – New look, new content

In belated celebration of F1Fanatic’s second birthday we’ve gone the whole hog with a brand-spanking new redesign. Many thanks to GPS Gazette for the theme and Dreamfly for the customisation. Starting today we’re delighted to share with you some exciting new features including video, wallpapers and more.

The Old Rumour Mill – March

Ever hear the one about Michael Schumacher teaming up with Volkswagen to create a new F1 superteam for 2007? Or Ferrari entering the Indianapolis 500? And the oval track being built at Silverstone? Sadly they weren’t true – but these stories all made the headlines a few years ago. Here’s what was said.

F1 2007 Preview: Helmets

Time was when drivers would go throughout their career without changing their helmets. These days F1 racers seem to spend every moment they’re out of the cockpit dreaming up a new style, or finding some way of cramming more adverts on them. Home races, one-off sponsor deals, minor football tournaments – everything has been used … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: Helmets

Tom Pryce, 30 years on

What might have become of Tom Pryce had he not been killed in that terrible crash at Kyalami 30 years ago? He was in his fourth season of Grand Prix racing. He had spent most of that time in uncompetitive machinery he nonetheless won the non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch (back in the … Continue reading Tom Pryce, 30 years on

2007 testing round-up 6

Fernando Alonso summed up the state of play as the last major test before the start of the season ended this week: “I think Ferrari is a little bit ahead of everybody – really quick and really consistent – and I think BMW, Renault, Williams, McLaren will be very close on timed laps.” Ferrari’s indeed … Continue reading 2007 testing round-up 6

F1 in the blogs 20

Would you spend ???260 on a mouse mat? Even if it’s made of carbon fibre? Some people would… Also in the F1 blogs this week, the Williams team previewed, Felipe Massa tipped as a championship contender and Top Gear’s take on the 2007 season.

F1 2007 preview: Williams

Williams slumped to eighth in the 2006 world championship, two places and 24 points behind Toyota. Now the two teams have done a deal which will see Toyota use Williams’ gearbox technology and Williams use Toyota’s engines. It offers Williams the chance not only to bounce back from the disappointments of recent seasons – but … Continue reading F1 2007 preview: Williams

F1 in the news 26

In this week’s F1 news, the Brazilian Grand Prix was the most popular race of last year – and one of the top porting events by television audience. Plus the three drivers up for sportsman awards, a possible return to South Africa and why Ferrari didn’t sign Fernando Alonso.