Testing this week was split between the haves and the have-nots. The richest teams flew off to Bahrain for some hot-weather testing at a circuit that will host a Grand Prix this year. Meanwhile Spyker and Williams took the lower-cost option of returning to Valencia. Take a look at who’s quick, who’s reliable – and … Continue reading 2007 testing round-up 5
The morale of the teams must have sunk when they arrived at Barcelona for testing this week and it rained on the first day. Happily the weather cleared up and for the first time this year all the 11 teams were on-track together – although Super Aguri have yet to bring their new car. Oh, … Continue reading 2007 testing round-up 4
The story of the off-season so far has been rain – lots of it. It spoiled the second half of testing this week and Renault packed up early on Thursday so as not to waste tyres. Spyker and Williams had their new cars in action for the first time – but Red Bull still seem … Continue reading 2007 testing round-up 3
With most of the drivers in place for next year, let’s take a look at how the 2007 F1 season is shaping up. There are still two places left to fill: The question fo who will drive the second McLaren will be answered before Christmas according to Martin Whitmarsh, and there’s some speculation that it … Continue reading 2007: Who goes where part 4
F1Fanatic’s comprehensive 2006 season review starts today with our thoughts on who were the top performers in 2006. With the final round of the season over it’s time to vote in the annual F1 Racing Man of the Year Awards. We take a look at this year’s and tip which drivers, teams and personalities deserve … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Men of the year
Michael Schumacher’s retirement is surely the biggest driver news story of the year. Unless Nigel Mansell is planning another comeback. That leaves only one top seat for 2007 left to be claimed – at McLaren alongside Fernando Alonso. With that in mind, let’s see how the teams and drivers for next year line up.
So Mark Webber will ‘return’ to Red Bull Racing – the team which, as Jaguar, he departed in 2004. And with Jacques Villeneuve officially out of BMW now is the time to take a second look at how the teams will line up in 2007.
Alex Wurz will return to full-time racing in Formula One for the first time since 2000 next year, as he will replace Mark Webber at Williams. The surprise move prompts speculation about the Webber’s future. Is manager Flavio Briatore about to parachute him in at Renault to replace Fernando Alonso? Could a shock move to … Continue reading Wurz gets race drive
Continuing our countdown of top Formula One videos, numbers 90-81 stretches from Emerson Fittipaldi’s first Grand Prix win right up to 2006 with the debut of Nico Rosberg (pictured). Plus another delicious Michael Schumacher controversy. Read on for the next part of our top 10. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part II (90-81)
The annual game of ‘who goes where’ for next year is on hiatus until the truth about Michael Schumacher’s future is known – and that is not expected to come until September. F1Fanatic has it’s own view on what Schumacher will do, but team principles up and down the pit lane are wisely biding their … Continue reading Too many drivers, too few drives
In the first of a two-part feature we reviews and rate the 25 drivers who participated in the 2005 World Drivers’ Championship. The top ten will be revealed in the final issue of 2005?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?é?ª 27 (-12 on half-term report ranking) Takuma Sato, BAR-Honda, 1 point Sato’s third full season of Formula One was a disaster: … Continue reading 2005 Driver rankings #27-11
David Coulthard’s recent remark on the issue of safety at test sessions has been given greater resonance by a massive accident Alex Wurz suffered in testing at the Paul Ricard facility today. A suspected suspension failure threw his McLaren into a barrier at around 280kph (180 mph). The car was reportedly broken into several pieces … Continue reading Wurz in the wars
Juan Pablo Montoya is out of action again, with Alex Wurz promoted in his place this time. McLaren have apparently modified an MP4-20 chassis to his accommodate his above-average (for an F1 driver) height. This is a blow for Pedro de la Rosa, who drove a patchy but impressive race in Bahrain, setting fastest lap … Continue reading Montoya still out, Wurz now in
Like it or not, crashes will always be a part of F1’s appeal, as any form of motorsport. They are especially fascinating in F1, because these drivers are supposed to be the world’s best. It is in celebration of the fact that this isn’t always the case that we reveal the F1Fanatic Crash Awards. Every … Continue reading The Crash Awards
Juan Pablo Montoya’s indifferent start to 2005 is not calculated to improve with the news that he will not race in Bahrain, still nursuing a shoulder fracture incurred while playing tennis. Frustratingly for McLaren they have still not modified an MP4-20 to fit their taller and preferred third driver, Alex Wurz. Instead, their second test … Continue reading Montoya’s injury