“The cars are going to be travelling anything up to 15kph faster down the straight.”
Former F1 driver Anthony Davidson says the sport is a “closed book” for him now and he’s focussed on winning the Le Mans 24 Hours. I spoke to the ex-Super Aguri driver today who said he was keen to see the proposed world sports car championship go ahead – and feels it’s just as good … Continue reading “Formula 1 is a closed book in my mind” – Anthony Davidson
The Le Mans 24 Hours has been won by 64 different F1 drivers since it was first held in 1923. Last year the winning car was piloted by three former F1 racers – Alexander Wurz, Marc Gene and David Brabham. This year 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell is among the 24 F1 drivers taking part … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours
Senna, Mansell, Prost… the 2009 Le Mans entry list has some famous F1 names on it. Those three are, of course, ‘sons of…’ plus one ‘nephew of…’. But there are 23 other drivers racing at Le Mans this weekend who all have F1 starts to their name. Here’s a list of all of them, including … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours
I’ve updated each of the F1 Fanatic driver biographies with details of their performances in 2008. Links to the new biographies below:
Andy and LJH present the final for of their ten ways to get a drive in Formula 1. We?óÔé¼Ôäóve covered six different ways to get into F1 and today we present the final four: if you?óÔé¼Ôäóve not got a famous dad and chatting up the engine builders has got you nowhere, this is what you … Continue reading Ten ways to get a drive in F1 (part 3/3)
Here’s an exclusive competition for F1 Fanatic readers to win one of five “Life behind Lewis” DVDs in an exclusive competition. Simply email your answer to the question below to be in with a chance of winning. You can read a review of “Life behind Lewis” here.
The tidal wave of books and DVDs on Lewis Hamilton that burst forth last year has eased to a trickle. Now one of the better efforts at a documentary about Britain’s most unavoidable F1 star has made it onto DVD. But although Hamilton’s name and face are plastered across the front of the package, the … Continue reading “Life Behind Lewis” (DVD)
Continuing the driver rankings for the first part of 2008 here is the first part of the top ten. Don?óÔé¼Ôäót miss the top three tomorrow ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ and share your thoughts on the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó performances below.
The half-way point in the season has passed and it’s time to pass judgement on the performances of each of the drivers so far. Who have been the best and worst drivers so far this year? Here’s my verdict – as ever do share yours as we go along.
Nine F1 teams tested at the Circuit de Catalunya last week – Force India were absent from the test. Each day’s running saw a little rain, but not very much, and the cars typically completed around 80 laps each. Here’s what they were doing and how they go on:
Lewis Hamilton put his McLaren on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix but there are concerns about tomorrow’s race due to the state of the Circuit Villeneuve track. The session was hardly a few minutes old when it became clear that the track was disintegrating particularly at the Casino hairpin. It may jeopardise the … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP qualifying: Hamilton takes pole as track starts to crumble
Super Aguri are gone and the F1 field has shrunk down to 20 cars, increasing the competition for any seats that might become available. That’s bad news for some of the promising drivers squeezed out of the sport who might have hoped to get back in – to say nothing of Takuma Sato and Anthony … Continue reading Not enough seats to go round
After months of doubt over their future, Super Aguri team boss Aguri Suzuki has finally bowed to the inevitable and withdrawn his team from Formula 1.
According to reports a Super Aguri transporter has been barred from getting into the paddock at Istanbul. Autosport claims this is because the team will not be racing next weekend. Honda team principal Nick Fry told the magazine he does not believe the Weigl Group, who recently made a bid for the team, are able … Continue reading Super Aguri barred from Istanbul track – are Honda killing their B-team?
Thanks to D Winn and David Watkins who sent in further analysis of how each team’s drivers compare against each other in each part of qualifying, in response to yesterday’s comparison of team mates so far this year. If you want to contribute an article to F1Fanatic, have a look at the guest post section. … Continue reading Analysis: F1 team mates in qualifying
There are three drivers who have beaten their team mates in each qualifying session and race so far this year. So is that because they’re much better than their team mates – or some other reason? Here’s a look at the side-by-side comparisons of the F1 drivers so far this year.
It’s early days, but Luca di Montezemolo’s comments last week about Ferrari not needing Fernando Alonso started me thinking about which drivers might be on the move for 2009. On the face of it Montezemolo doesn’t seem to want to change his pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. And after three driver changes in … Continue reading 2009 F1 drivers – early predictions
Here is a round-up of the facts and statistics from the Spanish Grand Prix, including the drivers’ and constructors’ championship tables. Spotted any more interesting stats? Then post a comment below.
The big question after qualifying is this: how much fuel does Fernando Alonso have in his Renault? The Spanish driver in his home race sent the crowd into rapture by snatching provisional pole position, only to lose it at the last to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.