Guest writer Andrew Tsvyk concludes his look at the history of Japanese drivers in Formula 1. See part 1 here. This second instalment covers the likes of Takuma Sato, Kazuki Nakajima and Ukyo Katayama. Plus, the only driver to stand on the podium at his home race.
Two weeks ago we began compiling the list of the bottom 10 F1 drivers of all time – the 10 worst F1 drivers. Here’s how the shortlist stands at the moment along with some of your remarks. Is there anyone missing from it? And who doesn’t belong there?
Plucky underdogs Super Aguri had a reasonable year in 2007, scoring their first ever points and worrying the factory Honda team on several occasions. But I can’t help but wonder what the future holds for this team that basically exists just to give one driver – Takuma Sato – a seat in Formula 1. Are … Continue reading The future of Super Aguri
What can you say about the only team that hasn’t even got its new car ready yet? After ending 2006 strongly with Takuma Sato’s fine drive in Interlagos, Super Aguri are going into 2007 on the back foot after their new car failed crash tests. It may not even be ready for the first race. … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: Super Aguri
The teams meet for the first race of the season, with different looking cars, some in strange new colour schemes. Then, in no time at all, the chequered flag is falling for the final time and a new champion is crowned. This year saw controversy off and on the track, but the season was redeemed … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Race-by-race
A detailed look at the statistical record of 2006 throws up some interesting facts: Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher would have been tied at the end of the year were the points system from 1990 being used. Kimi Raikkonen gained more places in the Bahrain Grand Prix than any drivers had since 1993. And Schumacher … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Stats
In the latest installment of our comprehensive 2006 review we picked the quotes that tell the story of the season. F1 drivers and personnel may be tight-lipped and PR-savvy, but these 22 on-the-record remarks show what they really thought of their rivals, their teams, and of course, the life and times of one Michael Schumacher.
The 2006 championship was contested by 27 different drivers, 18 of which entered every race. Which ones impressed and which ones struggled? We rate all 27, starting with the first 17 today and looking at our top ten drivers in detail tomorrow.
Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher are tied at the top of the championship table – but they wouldn’t be if the sport were still using the pre-2003 points system. Take a statistical look at the 2006 championship so far in our post-race stats update.
SCEE have released the annual update to the only official Formula One game. As ever, it’s exclusive to the PlayStation, and decidedly ‘arcade’ style rather than a detailed simulation. It has all the latest teams and drivers – but is it actually any good?
The Canadian Grand Prix marked the halfway point in the 2006 season, which seems a worthwhile time to take stock of how the drivers are faring up and down the pitlane. Don’t miss the second part coming up before the United States Grand Prix. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
Super Aguri driver Yuji Ide has had his FIA Superlicence formally revoked, ending any chance of him participating further in Formula One this year. Franck Montagny, who drove in his place at the European Grand Prix, will continue for the team in Spain this weekend. Some have criticised the decision on the grounds that Ide … Continue reading Super Aguri vs Superlicence
Frenchman Franck Montagny will make his Formula One debut at this weekend’s European Grand Prix. He will replace the under-fire Japanese driver Yuji Ide at Super Aguri-Honda. Ide started the season with no prior Formula One experience. He struggled to match the pace of more experienced team mate Takuma Sato and in Melbourne compromised the … Continue reading D-Day for Ide
It’s round three this weekend and already some drivers could be using their third engines: Yuji Ide, Christijan Albers and David Coulthard all retired in Bahrain and Sepang – although Coulthard did on the slowing down lap in Bahrain. Felipe Massa, of course, changed engines twice in Bahrain to get extra tyre testing done for … Continue reading Engine check – Australia
The first decade of the 21st century is proving one of the most turbulent in the entire history of Formula One, in terms of changes to the rules of racing. 2006 sees the biggest change to the engine rules since turbos were banned at the end of 1988, as 2.4- litre V8s replace 3-litre V10s. … Continue reading F1 Fanatic season guide 2006
Super Aguri have confirmed press speculation that they will run an all-Japanese line-up in 2006, partnering Takuma Sato with F1 rookie Yuji Ide. Ide joins Nico Rosberg and Scott Speed as the three new drivers for 2006. They have not yet announced a test driver. The full driver line-up for 2006 is as follows: Renault … Continue reading Super Aguri name drivers and complete the 2006 grid
Renault 1 Fernando Alonso 2 Giancarlo Fisichella McLaren-Mercedes 3 Kimi Raikkonen 4 Juan-Pablo Montoya Ferrari 5 Michael Schumacher 6 Felipe Massa Toyota 7 Ralf Schumacher 8 Jarno Trulli Williams-Cosworth 9 Mark Webber 10 Nico Rosberg T Alexander Wurz Honda 11 Rubens Barrichello 12 Jenson Button T Anthony Davidson Red Bull Racing-Ferrari 14 David Coulthard 15 … Continue reading 2006 Driver Line-up latest