F1 ’06: What the press say

6 Mar 2006 |

Over the weekend the UK newspapers have been looking ahead to the new Formula One season. Top read was The Guardian, simply for the two page cartoon strip “Super Aguri saves F1” in their excellent 68-page mini-guide to the season published on Saturday. The Guardian lead with Richard Williams’ piece on the ‘Michael Schumacher: will-he-won’t-he-retire’ … Continue reading F1 ’06: What the press say

Not the F1 2006 preview

6 Mar 2006 |

For those of who are being ‘Formula One Season Preview’-ed to death (and F1Fanatic are culprits as much as anyone), do check Sniff Petrol’s hilarious Factually Inaccurate F1 Preview. Sniff Petrol Issue 71 Factually Inaccurate F1 Preview (external)

A1GP of America un-cancelled

6 Mar 2006 |

Contrary to earlier expectations the A1 Grand Prix chief operating officer David Clare has confirmed that the Laguna Seca race will go ahead as orginally intended: Despite challenges brought on by the prevailing weather conditions, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is confident that the track will be presented to the necessary standard required to host an … Continue reading A1GP of America un-cancelled

F1Fanatic Volume 2, Issue 1

5 Mar 2006 |

In the first issue of 2006: 2006 Formula One Preview – team by team Bahrain Grand Prix Preview – new season, new starting place Editorial: On with the show

Bahrain Grand Prix Preview

5 Mar 2006 |

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

On with the show

5 Mar 2006 |

It’s been a long and busy winter here at F1Fanatic. For those of you who were with us last year, welcome back! I hope you’re enjoying to new site design. And for those of you who’ve recently joined us – and I’m delighted to say that’s 75% of you – welcome! 2006 promises to be … Continue reading On with the show

New test pact for five?

2 Mar 2006 |

Ferrari are one of five teams ready to sign a new pact restricting testing ahead of the 2006 season, according to German site Auto Motor und Sport. Auto Motor und Sport believe the pact has already been signed and a fax confirmation will soon be received. Renault, Williams, Mclaren and Honda are the four other … Continue reading New test pact for five?

McLaren still running V10

2 Mar 2006 |

With the reliability of the Mercedes FO 108 V8 engine (pictured) still suspect, McLaren are still running their V10-engined cars with just one week left until the start of the new season. According to F1 Linksheaven Pedro de la Rosa completed 115 laps in a V10 McLaren only yesterday. Aside from the obvious explanations why … Continue reading McLaren still running V10

Raikkonen-Ferrari rumours return

2 Mar 2006 |

The Finnish press are up in arms about Kimi Raikkonen’s rumoured move to Ferrari in 2007. Three newspapers carried the story today according to Paddock Talk. Related links Paddock Talk: Raikkonen signed by Ferrari? (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / ferrari / mclaren / raikkonen

Ferrari unveil final aero spec

28 Feb 2006 |

Ferrari’s Bahrain-spec aerodynamic bodywork has been spotted being tested at the Sakhir circuit by Michael Schumacher. A deep front wing scoop, replacing the ‘chin wing’, and cascading inner front wings are clearly discernible, taking styling cues from 2005 front-runners Renault. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / ferrari

Victory for Grand Prix campaign

26 Feb 2006 |

John Frankenheimer’s 1966 classic film Grand Prix is set for a September DVD release by Warner Home Video, according to this month’s F1 Racing. This follows a campaign supported by over 6,000 fans to have the film released.