The fiendishly tough F1 season quiz is back. Can you name that race? Tackle the test below…
The organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix paid the highest fee going to hold an F1 race in 2009 – but they only got half a race for it. The Sepang circuit’s race cost them $45.7m (?é?ú28.56m / ?óÔÇÜ?¼31.75m) to host this year. But the Grand Prix was abandoned after 31 of the scheduled 56 … Continue reading Malaysian washout was 09’s dearest race
Who pulled off the best overtaking move of 2009? These top ten choices have been whittled down from dozens of suggestions made by F1 Fanatic readers. If you’re mind’s already made up cast your vote now, or see below for the best arguments in favour of each of them and videos of the passes.
Overtaking in F1 is a hotly-debated subject – particularly the view that we haven’t seen much of it this year. That isn’t necessarily the case. The video above compiles a selection of the best passes of 2009 – and there were more besides that don’t feature on there. But which driver made the best overtaking … Continue reading What was the best pass of 2009? (Video)
Felipe Massa had a final fling in a Ferrari today in what must surely be the last F1 action of 2009. He polished off another 60 laps in an F2007, concluding his two days in action at Mugello. The pictures below show how much his eye injury has healed – afterwards he talked about having … Continue reading Massa completes F2007 test
At the beginning of the year I summoned up the full extent of my F1 geekery and used it to peer into the mists of time and calculate what would happen in the season ahead. Maybe I would have been better off with a crystal ball and a Ouija board. Here’s the 15 predictions I … Continue reading 2009 F1 predictions – how did we do?
F1 season review DVDs just keep getting longer. The 2009 edition – weakly titled “Not in a hurry” – clocks in at more than four-and-a-half hours including extras. The tightly-regulated broadcasting of Formula 1 means this is the only way you can buy video footage of Jenson Button’s championship victory and all the other highlights … Continue reading F1 2009 DVD “Not in a hurry” reviewed
I’ve updated the biographies for each of the 25 drivers who started an F1 race in 2009. You can find them all below: McLaren Lewis Hamilton Heikki Kovalainen Ferrari Felipe Massa Kimi R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen Luca Badoer Giancarlo Fisichella BMW Robert Kubica Nick Heidfeld Renault Fernando Alonso Nelson Piquet Jnr Romain Grosjean Toyota Jarno Trulli Timo Glock … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver biographies updated
One year ago today, Honda announced it was putting its F1 team up for sale. In the 12 months since then their successors, Brawn, stunned us by not only surviving but by dominating the first half of the season and ultimately bringing home both world titles. It may have been called a ‘fairytale’ but there … Continue reading Brawn GP: One incredible year (Video)
Over the last two days the 25 drivers who competed in F1 this year have been whittled down to a top five. But who was the very best of the best? Read on for my verdict – and vote for who you think was the top driver in 2009.
Jenson Button or Sebastian Vettel? Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso? Who do you think was the best F1 driver of 2009? Cast your vote below to decide the F1 Fanatic driver of the year.
We began the countdown of the top drivers of 2009 yesterday looking at the least impressive racers of the year. Today we cover the other drivers who failed to make it into the top five – with more of your comments and ratings of the class of 2009.
Working out who was the best F1 driver is never easy – a driver typically only has one rival who has the same equipment, and even within teams two cars are not necessarily always the same. And it’s been even harder this year with the sudden emergence of Brawn and Red Bull as front runners, … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver rankings part 1: 25-16
What were the best memorable moments of 2009? Here’s what you suggested as the funniest, most exciting and happiest memories of the 2009 F1 season.
Starting today we review the highlights of 2009 as nominated by you. We begin with your low points of the season and tomorrow we’ll take a look at the best bits of 2009.
Codemasters picked two formats for their new official Formula 1 game “F1 2009”. Yesterday we looked at the handheld Sony PSP version – but what’s the game like played in full screen on a Nintendo Wii? Read on to find out.
The final part of our look at the 2009 F1 season in numbers will shed some more light on which were the best-performing drivers, and looks at how 2009 compared to other F1 seasons. Plus there’s a recap of all the major records broken in 2009 – from the youngest ever F1 driver to the … Continue reading F1 2009: The year in stats (Part 2)
Yesterday we looked back on another F1 season packed with live blogging fun. But the one thing better than seeing F1 on TV is being there are the track. Tell us about the races you went to this year.
We’ve followed every minute of every session on the F1 Fanatic live blogs this season. Here’s a look back at the story of the 2009 F1 season as told by you – with your comments from the most exciting moments in each race of the season:
It was the year F1 almost split in two: the summer of 2009 was dominated by the row over budget caps. When the FIA and the teams finally reached an agreement on reducing costs it briefly seemed F1’s season of scandal might be over. But then came word of some extraordinary allegations from Nelson Piquet … Continue reading F1 2009: Year of controversy (Part 2)