F1 Fanatic’s technical expert John Beamer continues his look at the 2010 F1 car designs. The 2010 F1 testing schedule seems shorter than ever. With just 15 days of running across four tests it doesn’t take much to upset a team’s tightly packed schedule. Throw in heavy rain and the testing scheme goes out of … Continue reading 2010 F1 cars technical analysis (Part 2)
The pass that made a star of Kamui Kobayashi has been voted the best overtaking move of 2009 by F1 Fanatic readers. The vote to find the best pass of 2009 was closely fought and attracted over 2,000 votes – along with some heated debate.
The organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix paid the highest fee going to hold an F1 race in 2009 – but they only got half a race for it. The Sepang circuit’s race cost them $45.7m (?é?ú28.56m / ?óÔÇÜ?¼31.75m) to host this year. But the Grand Prix was abandoned after 31 of the scheduled 56 … Continue reading Malaysian washout was 09’s dearest race
I’ve trawled through the F1 Fanatic archive for 2009 and picked out a selection of my favourite articles of the year. Here’s my choice of over 60 exclusive interviews, great guest pieces, memorable arguments and other highlights from the site this year.
Who pulled off the best overtaking move of 2009? These top ten choices have been whittled down from dozens of suggestions made by F1 Fanatic readers. If you’re mind’s already made up cast your vote now, or see below for the best arguments in favour of each of them and videos of the passes.
Overtaking in F1 is a hotly-debated subject – particularly the view that we haven’t seen much of it this year. That isn’t necessarily the case. The video above compiles a selection of the best passes of 2009 – and there were more besides that don’t feature on there. But which driver made the best overtaking … Continue reading What was the best pass of 2009? (Video)
Felipe Massa had a final fling in a Ferrari today in what must surely be the last F1 action of 2009. He polished off another 60 laps in an F2007, concluding his two days in action at Mugello. The pictures below show how much his eye injury has healed – afterwards he talked about having … Continue reading Massa completes F2007 test
At the beginning of the year I summoned up the full extent of my F1 geekery and used it to peer into the mists of time and calculate what would happen in the season ahead. Maybe I would have been better off with a crystal ball and a Ouija board. Here’s the 15 predictions I … Continue reading 2009 F1 predictions – how did we do?
Codemasters are releasing a version of their official 2009 F1 game for the Apple iPhone next week. It will feature all the teams and tracks from the 2009 F1 season, and 20 drivers. Players will be able to race in ‘time trial’ and ‘endurance’ modes. In ‘time trial’ the challenge is to set the best … Continue reading F1 2009 coming to iPhone
F1 season review DVDs just keep getting longer. The 2009 edition – weakly titled “Not in a hurry” – clocks in at more than four-and-a-half hours including extras. The tightly-regulated broadcasting of Formula 1 means this is the only way you can buy video footage of Jenson Button’s championship victory and all the other highlights … Continue reading F1 2009 DVD “Not in a hurry” reviewed
I’ve updated the biographies for each of the 25 drivers who started an F1 race in 2009. You can find them all below: McLaren Lewis Hamilton Heikki Kovalainen Ferrari Felipe Massa Kimi R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen Luca Badoer Giancarlo Fisichella BMW Robert Kubica Nick Heidfeld Renault Fernando Alonso Nelson Piquet Jnr Romain Grosjean Toyota Jarno Trulli Timo Glock … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver biographies updated
One year ago today, Honda announced it was putting its F1 team up for sale. In the 12 months since then their successors, Brawn, stunned us by not only surviving but by dominating the first half of the season and ultimately bringing home both world titles. It may have been called a ‘fairytale’ but there … Continue reading Brawn GP: One incredible year (Video)
Kimi Raikkonen got the most votes in our 2009 F1 driver of the year poll. But as sumedh pointed out in the forum, it seems we have had a large number of visitors from a Kimi Raikkonen community after the poll was put live. It’s clear from traffic patterns to the site this has had … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen voted top driver of 2009
The in-season testing ban may have caused some problems but it has given us one thing to look forward to: tomorrow a three-day F1 test session exclusively for rookie drivers begins at Jerez. Already most of the teams have announced their drivers which include a host of champions plus several drivers from nations not currently … Continue reading F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers
Michael Schumacher won the Desafio Internacional das Estrelas kart race for the second time in three years by finishing second in today’s second heat. Schumacher won the first race in Florianopolis yesterday and came in second today behind his former team mate – and event organiser – Felipe Massa.
Over the last two days the 25 drivers who competed in F1 this year have been whittled down to a top five. But who was the very best of the best? Read on for my verdict – and vote for who you think was the top driver in 2009.
Jenson Button or Sebastian Vettel? Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso? Who do you think was the best F1 driver of 2009? Cast your vote below to decide the F1 Fanatic driver of the year.
We began the countdown of the top drivers of 2009 yesterday looking at the least impressive racers of the year. Today we cover the other drivers who failed to make it into the top five – with more of your comments and ratings of the class of 2009.
Working out who was the best F1 driver is never easy – a driver typically only has one rival who has the same equipment, and even within teams two cars are not necessarily always the same. And it’s been even harder this year with the sudden emergence of Brawn and Red Bull as front runners, … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver rankings part 1: 25-16
What were the best memorable moments of 2009? Here’s what you suggested as the funniest, most exciting and happiest memories of the 2009 F1 season.