One of the more popular terms used in F1 nowadays is the ‘Trulli Train’. While Trulli is known for his defensive prowess, he’s also a qualifying expert and unbelievably quick on a low fuel load. His years with Renault and Toyota have seen him more at the front than in the past.
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the F1 career of Toyota’s Jarno Trulli. The Monaco Grand Prix has given lots of people a day in the spotlight lately – they’ve had 7 different winners in the past 8 years. One of them was Jarno Trulli. While his win here in 2004 has been … Continue reading Jarno Trulli’s F1 career in video (part 1)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer finishes his look at Fernando Alonso’s F1 career. By the end of 2004, many people acknowledged that Fernando Alonso was going to win titles. It was a matter of when, not if. But few anticipated how quickly it would happen.
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks at the career of Spain’s most successful F1 driver – twice champion Fernando Alonso. When the Spanish Grand Prix opened in 1991, it struggled to make any profits with half-full stands. It stayed that way for the 1990s and the start of the 2000s. That’s all in the past … Continue reading Fernando Alonso’s career in video p1
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the brief history of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Like the previous round in China, Bahrain joined the Formula 1 calendar in 2004. Thanks to the efforts of Crown Prince Sheikh al Khalifa, Bernie Ecclestone, and even Sir Jackie Stewart, the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir hosted the … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix history (Video)
Journeyer concludes his two-part look at Rubens Barrichello’s F1 career. Rubens Barrichello is the most experienced driver in Formula 1 history – and from the end of 1990s and throughout the 2000s he was usually found mixing it with the leaders and regularly winning races himself. But despite a long spell at multiple championship winners … Continue reading Rubens Barrichello’s career in video (p2)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer begins a new series of F1 driver retrospectives with a look at the most experienced driver of them all: Rubens Barrichello. Rubens Barrichello won the first Chinese Grand Prix in 2004 – in fact, that was his last victory to date. In this first part of a look back on … Continue reading Rubens Barrichello’s career in video (p1)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer is off to the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend – but he penned this look at the ten races at the Sepang circuit before catching his flight. The Sepang circuit was the first of what we now call ?óÔé¼?ôTilke-dromes”. Named after track designer Hermann Tilke, this was the first circuit … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix history (Video)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the history of the Australian Grand Prix. Albert Park in Melbourne is a very different place from Adelaide’s streets. Where Adelaide had long straights and mostly 90-degree turns, Albert Park has more varied corners. But it still provided plenty of action, as we shall see in … Continue reading Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the history of the Australian Grand Prix. It’s back! F1 2009 is about to get under way, and so are we! I’m back for the new season, ready to share with you the history of the sport. Let’s kick things off with the season-opener, the Australian Grand … Continue reading Australian GP history 1985-1995 (Video)
Honda’s stay in F1 has been remarkable, achieving many a win, and scoring a couple of titles along the way. But the 1990s and 2000s never quite saw Honda return to their glory days of the 1980s.
Guest writer Journeyer charts the history of the three ages of Honda in F1 in this two-part video series. Honda’s sudden withdrawal from the sport has shocked F1. Honda was one of the few companies that held motorsport in high regard, entering F1 only three years after building their first car. Honda’s rich heritage makes … Continue reading Honda: 1963-2008 in videos part 1
The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace at Interlagos in Sao Paulo hosts the final round of this year’s world championship, the fourth time in five years it has done so. More importantly, the title will be decided here for the fourth year in succession. But the race has actually appeared as the season-opener more often than … Continue reading Brazilian GP history 1973-1983 (Video)
Journeyer reviews the history of the Chinese Grand Prix – all four years of it… The Shanghai International Circuit looks a rather bland circuit. Sure, it has a big paddock and great hospitality areas, but the track itself is a Shang-shaped Tilkedrome. But the Chinese Grand Prix has been an entertaining addition to the calendar. … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix history 2004-2007
Here’s the second part of Journeyer’s guide to the Japanese Grand Prix. Part one showed Japan’s rich history of title showdowns started a long time ago. Six title showdowns in the first seven Japanese GPs made for some astounding viewing. While title showdowns became rarer in later races, these races often played crucial rules in … Continue reading Japanese GP history 1991-1999 (Video)
The F1 history class is back so sit up straight and pay attention – here’s Professor Journeyer with the first instalment of a three-part video guide to the Japanese Grand Prix. The Japanese Grand Prix can be best described in two words: championship showdown. Sure, some circuits may be more challenging, some may have better … Continue reading Japanese GP history 1976-1990 (Video)
So here we are: the final top four of street circuits. Which circuits are so great that F1 Racing thinks they warrant a place at the top of this list? They’re spread out across the globe, each the best that part of the world has to offer. Let’s take a look at them now.
Yesterday we looked at the first four of the top street circuits listed in F1 Racing in March. All but one of those circuits were used within the last 20 years. The next four are the opposite: all but one were not used within the last 20 years, giving us a more definitive look of … Continue reading F1?óÔé¼Ôäós best street circuits part 2/3 (Video)
Journeyer usually takes a look at the F1 history of each track on the calendar – but with Singapore new to the world championship his retrospective this week looks at F1’s best and worst street circuits. The Singapore Grand Prix is coming up very soon and I’m going to be there; to say I’m very … Continue reading F1’s best street circuits part 1/3 (Video)
Journeyer finishes off his look at the history of the Italian Grand Prix with a final selection of videos. See part one and part two. Modern-day Monza is the last one of a dying breed. It is the last proper low-downforce track on the calendar. With Hockenheim’s revision in 2002, Monza’s value to the calendar … Continue reading Italian GP history 1989-2007 (Video)