Heidfeld and Kubica up against Vettel

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Ask yourself the following: You are Mario Theissen, spearheading BMW’s 2007 F1 campaign with established talent Nick Heidfeld and exciting young star Robert Kubica. You know that this year, on the Fridays before Grands Prix, you won’t be able to run three cars like you did in 2006 – the new rules state you can … Continue reading Heidfeld and Kubica up against Vettel

Hamilton praises Sutil… why?

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Lewis Hamilton is either a very charitable soul, or the McLaren driver has taken a psychological swipe at Spyker pilot Christijan Albers for some reason. Hamilton’s old Formula Three Euroseries team mate Adrian Sutil recently landed the race seat alongside Albers for 2007. In this week’s Autosport Hamilton warned Albers, “it’s going to be like … Continue reading Hamilton praises Sutil… why?

F1 anagrams

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Merry Xmas to everyone who’s read F1Fanatic this year! Here’s a little festive fun for you – find the F1 drivers & personalities hidden in the following anagrams. My favourites are ‘barf toe ravioli’ and ‘mafia sleeps’, but I can’t claim the credit for ‘claim much cash here’, which was in F1 Racing recently…

F1 2006 Review: The year in pictures

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Relive the memorable moments of 2006 with 108 photographs from every round of the season. Including Jenson Button and Felipe Massa’s first Grand Prix wins, Michael Schumacher’s final victory in Shanghai, Jacques Villeneuve and Juan-Pablo Montoya’s last races and all the rollercoaster twists and turns of the 2006 championship – which was won in the … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: The year in pictures

2006 Brazilian Grand Prix preview

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The final race of 2006 will see a great number of ‘lasts’: Fernando Alonso’s last race for Renault before going to McLaren, Kimi Raikkonen’s last for McLaren before going to Ferrari. And Michael Schumacher’s last for Ferrari before going to?????? normal life. All three will be ultra-motivated, wired to the eyeballs, wanting to go out … Continue reading 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix preview

F1 Video special: Advertising breakdown

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Formula One and adverts do not go well together – as anyone who was watching ITV’s live broadcast of the Japanese Grand Prix knows (ITV cut away to adverts just as Michael Schumacher’s crucial engine failure was unfolding.) F1 drivers in adverts is a recipe for comedy, though: the sub-soap opera acting, the cheesy smiles, … Continue reading F1 Video special: Advertising breakdown

Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview

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With Michael Schumacher’s retirement confirmed, all eyes turn to the nail-biting championship battle between the Ferrari driver and reigning champion Fernando Alonso. For evidence of that, look no further than this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, where the Shanghai International Circuit owners have devoted a grandstand each specifically to supporters of Alonso and Schumacher. Schumacher may … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview

2006 Stats Update: Italy

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Have Fernando Alonso and Renault lost their grip on the championships? The statistics of the last few races paint a grim picture as Michael Schumacher has slashed Alonso’s lead to a perilous two points, and Ferrari have nosed past Renault in the Constructors’ Championship. Take a closer look at the situation with our post-race statistics.