Formula 1 made its big-screen live debut last weekend – 30 Vue cinemas showed the British Grand Prix live. I wasn’t able to go because I was at the race but my brother did. With F1 in the Cinemas rolling out across the country for the rest of his season, here’s what he told me … Continue reading Watching F1 in the cinema
I’m sure there’s plenty of competition for the title of Kimi Raikkonen’s No. 1 fan – but I think I’ve found a strong candidate. Plus a blogger from the US says good riddance to F1 – and why Jenson Button might be thinking the same.
There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s tons of other motor racing action going on around the world. My pick for this week is the Indy Racing League – but there’s plenty of other races for those of you who don’t like ovals…
I’ve been scolding myself for days for not making a bigger fuss over Sebastian Vettel’s Grand Prix debut. So here it is, almost three weeks late. Vettel is hot stuff. Lewis Hamilton has seriously skewed our perceptions of what to expect of a rookie driver. He was only going to get more attention than Hamilton … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel: better than Hamilton?
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced it will not be holding an F1 Grand Prix in 2008. The circuit owners had stipulated a deadline of July 9th for confirming a deal to hold the race. But circuit owner Tony George and F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone failed to agree on the fee for the race. … Continue reading No F1 GP at Indianapolis in 2008
Here’s four videos of F1 cars returning to action on the beautiful Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the first time since 2005. The new track features revised corners at bus stop and La Source designed by the omnipresent Hermann Tilke. Happily one of the greatest corners at F1’s best circuit – Eau Rouge – has been left … Continue reading Video: F1 tests at revised Spa
Ferrari-McLaren scandal, Stepney-gate, the Ferrari espionage affair – call it what you will, everyone’s talking about it. Lewis Hamilton may be big news in the back pages of newspapers but the increasingly strange details of industrial espionage between F1’s two top teams is commanding column inches in the front pages. Every top sport from football … Continue reading Debate: Stepney scandal good for F1?
There’s been a load of work going on behind the scenes at F1 Fanatic – here’s a quick run down of the new features. We’ve got more wallpapers, more feeds plus our pick of the very best in F1 books and video.
A new book, “Unraced”, takes a look at some of the most recent F1 cars that were built yet never saw the start of a Grand Prix. It’s full of interesting tales from teams that collapsed to cars that were just too radical to be made reliable. Here’s four of the most interested F1 cars … Continue reading The F1 cars that never raced
The hearings into Mike Coughlan’s reputed involvement in obtaining documents from Ferrari began today and some surprising allegations have been made. Apparently Ferrari first heard of the matter when a photocopying shop in Woking contacted them. It is alleged that Mike Coughlan’s wife Trudy entered the shop earlier that day to duplicate a 780 page … Continue reading Extraordinary details in Ferrari-McLaren spy case
Spyker boss Michel Mol has confirmed that Christijan Albers will no longer race for the team. The team are yet to announce a replacement driver for the Nurburgring round next week and any one of a number of racers could fill Albers’ place.
We’ve got a selection of high resolution wallpapers from last weekend’s British Grand Prix, including all the home drivers, race winner Kimi Raikkonen and more. Enjoy! Related links F1 wallpapers Tags: f1 / formula one / formula 1 / grand prix / motor sport
Want to know who the fans were supporting at Silverstone? Simply count their caps. You might think that everyone was there to support Hamilton but ten minutes spent looking at what the fans were wearing on their heads told a different story – I spotted support for all but one of the F1 teams. Here’s … Continue reading Silverstone Cap Count
Today marks one year since Juan Pablo Montoya abruptly called time on his F1 career and returned to the United States to race in NASCAR. He scored his first victory in the Nextel Cup last month, underlining his talent and versatility as a driver. Few modern drivers have a CV to rival Montoya’s, with victories … Continue reading Montoya, come home
Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari have the most victories in their respective championships – but they’re not leading them. Plus, proof that the 2007-specification cars are now quicker than last year’s models despite the move to specification tyres. And which driver is once again leading the ‘most car failures’ table?
As ever the British Grand Prix attracted fans of all drivers – and they’re not above showing their support in any was possible. Here’s some pictures of the top banners and best-dressed fans at the British Grand Prix…
We’ve just passed the halfway point in the championship and the battle for the title remains as finely poised as ever: 1. Lewis Hamilton 70 2. Fernando Alonso 58 3. Kimi Raikkonen 52 4. Felipe Massa 51 With eight races left, who will be champion this year?