With the holiday season drawing in the F1 blogs have quietened down. But discussion still goes on about the future of Jacques Villeneuve, the Max Mosley vs GPDA safety row, and McLaren’s (ultimately successful) endeavours to get Fernando Alonso behind the wheel before the year was out. Read on for more.
In the news this week a few interesting developments in the driver market as Adrian Sutil will make his race debut as a rookie in 2007 with Spyker, Sebastian Bourdais courts an ’08 race seat with Toro Rosso, and Timo Glock nabs a testing contract. This and more in our weekly headlines round-up.
Many of you will have read our recent guide to festive presents for the Formula One fan. Sadly your typical catalogue of F1 presents consists of either rushed biographies of drivers who have retired, or season reviews the remind how many hours in front of the TV over the past year could have been condensed … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Christmas Cheer
What big F1 news story broke one year ago today? Have a guess… It was Fernando Alonso’s shock switch to McLaren for 2007 – a move that caught most, if not all, F1 followers completely unaware. Of course it’s not the first time in F1 history that a shock driver or team move has caught … Continue reading Top ten… F1 bombshells
F1 bloggers reacted to the sad news of Clay Regazzoni’s death this week. Also in the blogs – more Schumacher conspiracies, photographs from the FIA Gala, and is the sun setting on Rubens Barrichello’s career? Read on to find out…
In the F1 headlines this week the grandson of an F1 legend gets his first test in a Formula 1 car, the Brazilian Grand Prix organisers win a prize for the easiest job in the world, and the pressure piles on Giancarlo Fisichella. Read on for more. IRL: Andretti for Honda test – IRL racer … Continue reading F1 in the news
In the 2005 season the top F1 engines were producing in excess of 900 horsepower, with the leading engines believed to have as much as 950hp on tap. But as of this year engines were cut in size from 3.0-litre V10s to 2.4-litre V8s. And with that drop in size came a corresponding drop in … Continue reading Supercars outgun F1 in power race
Only time will tell the damage Formula BMW has done to single seater motor sport. With excessive running costs (well in excess of ?âÔÇÜ?é?ú200,000 for a tilt at the title), questionable driving standards and underpowered cars with way too much grip which teach drivers little in the way of feel. But then again what’s do … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Age Concern
In this week’s round-up of bloggers’ thoughts on F1, Jenson Button is nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award but hardly anyone seems to think he should win it. Read on for more…
In this week’s round-up of the F1 news, financial dealings, Super Aguri acrimony and Antonio Pizzonia’s latest attempts to get back to top level motorsport.
Once upon a time motor racing was a spectator sport. By this I don’t mean TV spectators, but actual physical live human being fans at the track. But now every meeting from the humble clubbie to F1 race struggles to pull in the fans and keep them interested.
In the F1 blogs this week why Fox covering F1 in America is a good idea and why Super Aguri’s Friday testing proposal is probably not. Plus some Ron Dennis-bashing and a big cheer for ‘little Ant’. (All blog links external)
Lewis Hamilton is still making the headlines this week – he’s going to have to get used to it. Kamui Kobayashi takes a Toyota for a spin and McLaren, not content with having nabbed a double world champion in Fernando Alonso, brought their last one back for some testing. This and more in the weekly … Continue reading F1 in the news
We’re only one month into the off-season and already Ben has re-watched all his F1 review videos. So what makes a good review? Ben has a few ideas – not least of which putting out two reviews for each season. Read on to find out why…
The appointment of Lewis ‘first black F1 driver’ Hamilton is unsurprisingly the number one story among F1 bloggers this week. But there are also those with plenty to say about the new green F1 and the state of F1 television. Read on for more in our weekly round-up. (All blog links external)
In our weekly roundup of F1 headlines the next generation of F1 stars have impressed at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, the ‘Michael Schumacher comeback’ rumours have started already, Juan Pablo Montoya makes a crash-bang debut in the NASCAR Nextel Cup, and Alessandro Zanardi makes an incredible return to an F1 cockpit. All news … Continue reading F1 in the news
These are dangerous times to be a minor television celebrity, whether you’re crashing jet cars, sacrificing your credibility on the dancefloor, or having to spend one second in the company of David Gest, our hardworking D-list celebs have had a hard time of it lately – with nary an invite to Tom and Katie’s wedding … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Stars in Wrecked Cars
Ever driven a lap of the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife? Our returning columnist Ben Evans has and in the first of his new columns for F1Fanatic he gives us an insight into a lap of the track. It turned me green with envy, and it will probably do the same to you…
In this week’s round-up of F1 stories: good news and bad news for Australian F1 fans, Red Bull juggle their engines, and one very famous name is set to make a return. Click below to read more (all links external).
Continuing on from yesterday’s chart of the top drivers in 2006, we pick the top ten of the season. Read on to find out who we thought was the best driver of the season.