The dispute over F1 drivers’ superlicences has come to an end as the drivers have agreed to pay their fees. Max Mosley had demanded the drivers pay an new fee for 2008 which would increase the FIA’s income from superlicences in that year from ?óÔÇÜ?¼330,000 (?é?ú293,000) to ?óÔÇÜ?¼1.5m (?é?ú1.33m). After initially refusing to pay it … Continue reading F1 drivers’ superlicence dispute over
Sebastien Buemi will become the eighth GP2 driver to enter Formula 1 when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso in the Australian Grand Prix next month. His form in GP2 doesn’t seem as strong as the likes of Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton or Timo Glock’s were. He is the only driver to graduate from … Continue reading Buemi: another GP2 prodigy fit for F1?
For all the stick Lewis Hamilton gets on the internet, he’s not short of a fan or two as these stats from Facebook show. But Hamilton would lose his status as most popular F1 driver on Facebook immeditaely if Valentino Rossi’s much-rumoured switch to Ferrari came true…
The Times put together a Sporting Power 100 over the last six weeks. Six names made it onto the list, which focussed on “most influential people today in British sport.” Who made the list and, just as important, who didn’t?
Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso are among the F1 drivers testing today. See below for more information on today’s F1 tests and share your thoughts on testing as it progresses throughout the day. Update: Video and pictures from today’s test added.
Ron Dennis is stepping down as McLaren team principal. Here’s how he turned the team Bruce McLaren founded into one of the most successful in F1.
McLaren has shown off its 2009 Formula 1 car, the MP4/24, with which Lewis Hamilton will be looking to defend his crown.
McLaren boss Ron Dennis gave the annual Watkins lecture at Autosport International yesterday. He was interviewed at length by veteran commentator Murray Walker for around an hour. One of the most interesting moments came when he discussed how he managed the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso in 2007, and how it compared to … Continue reading Ron Dennis on how the Hamilton-Alonso row compared to Senna and Prost
If F1 Fanatic readers were in charge Max Mosley would be looking for a new job and Lewis Hamilton would have won the Belgian Grand Prix. Here’s how the voting went in every major poll of 2008 – from adjustable wings to top rookies.
I’ve updated each of the F1 Fanatic driver biographies with details of their performances in 2008. Links to the new biographies below:
Almost lost among the news of the many cost cutting changes made by the FIA last week was the news that Renault will be allowed to increase the power of their engine to catch up to the other teams. This raises the prospect of Fernando Alonso being able once again to challenge for wins all … Continue reading 2009: Hamilton vs Alonso Part 2?
…Felipe Massa’s double pass on Heikki Kovalainen and Rubens Barrichello. Massa’s move came out on top, narrowly beating efforts from Nick Heidfeld and Lewis Hamilton. Here’s the video of the pass from the Canadian Grand Prix.
He may be the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion but the British public snubbed Lewis Hamilton in the voting for Sports Personality of the Year 2008. Hamilton was beaten by cyclist Chris Hoy, who was supposed to be racing Hamilton in the Race of Champions at Wembley today. That event was cancelled due to … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year
Comparisons between Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna never fail to raise the heckles of Hamilton-haters. But if this video from the FIA’s end-of-season awards ceremony is anything to go by, they’re keen to play up those connections as much as possible:
NASCAR star Jeff Gordon has offered to take a pay cut to ease the strain on his team during the financial crisis: I’ll do whatever it takes for us to have the best team we can possibly have. If that means take part of my salary to keep certain people on… I would be open … Continue reading Should F1 drivers take pay cuts?
Lewis Hamilton has become the first McLaren driver to claim the world championship since Mika Hakkinen nine years ago. With that in mind, Lustigson suggested an article looking at the longest droughts suffered by championship-winning teams. Ferrari went 21 years between drivers’ champions from 1979 (Jody Scheckter) to 2000 (Michael Schumacher) – and that’s not … Continue reading The championship droughts of Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Benetton/Renault
Over 1,400 of you voted in the poll to decide the best Formula 1 driver of 2008. World champion Lewis Hamilton led the voting early on but it was Robert Kubica who came out on top with 40% of the vote. Here are the results in full.
The irony of McLaren?óÔé¼Ôäós season was that the team?óÔé¼Ôäós reliability won Lewis Hamilton the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó championship, but their drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó inconsistency cost them the constructors?óÔé¼Ôäó championship. That?óÔé¼Ôäós putting it rather glibly: Hamilton wouldn?óÔé¼Ôäót have been champion without drives like his Silverstone master class. But the points he threw away in races like Bahrain and Montreal could … Continue reading The teams: McLaren (F1 2008)
The disquiet over Bernie Ecclestone’s remarks on racism which appeared in several newspapers recently has apparently calmed down after Ecclestone cleared things up with Lewis Hamilton and his family: I meant [the supporters who targeted Hamilton in Spain] were a joke, clowns… I’ve spoken with Lewis’s dad Anthony and he understands, everything’s fine. But some … Continue reading Did Bernie Ecclestone really scrap the South African Grand Prix over apartheid?
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