On 14 July 1951, Jose Froilan Gonzalez drove his 375 F1 to take the first victory for Ferrari in the Formula 1 World Championship. It was the first chapter of a long story that would include more than 200 wins 16 constructors’ championship titles so far. Gonzalez had become known as El Cabezon, ‘the Wild … Continue reading On this day in 1951: Gonzalez scores Ferrari’s first F1 win
Mario Andretti won his first F1 race 40 years ago today at the 1971 South African Grand Prix.
Once almost eight kilometres long with a two-and-a-half-minute lap, Interlagos has been halved in length since holding its first world championship race in 1973.
Mercedes have denied reports Michael Schumacher was held up by Felipe Massa during the Korean Grand Prix.
In part two of F1 Fanatic’s interview with Sir Jackie Stewart he tells us why he’s backing Mark Webber to win the world championship.
The F1 teams have agreed the test dates for the 2011 F1 season.
Contrary to earlier reports the teams will not be testing at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal.
The inaugural Korean Grand Prix attracted 168,000 spectators over the three-day event, the race organisers claimed on Friday.
Sir Jackie Stewart’s racing career is the subject of a new book, “Collage”, which brings together newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs and all kinds of other documents from his life.
Bernie Ecclestone, the most powerful man in Formula 1, turn 80 years old today.
He’s been a racing driver, a manager and a team owner. But above all it’s in his role as president of Formula One Management that he exerts far-reaching influence over F1.
Despite months of doubt over whether the race would actually go ahead the Korean Grand Prix did take place and produced a race to remember.
What’s your verdict on F1’s newest circuit? Is it a worthwhile addition to the calendar?
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a terrific event which brings together classic and contemporary racing cars along with their drivers in a summer tea party setting. I look forward to it every year. Does the DVD review bring it to life?
If Red Bull and McLaren were in any doubt of the advantages of throwing their championship efforts behind one driver, Fernando Alonso’s rise from fifth place before the German Grand Prix to championship leader should cause them to re-evaluate their approach.
The first-ever Korean Grand Prix was dramatic and unpredictable at every twist and turn – once the race finally got started! Find all the F1 Fanatic Korean Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.
The tie-breaker had to be invoked for round 17 of the Predictions Championship after seven players tied for best prediction. Guessing the pole position time for this race was always going to be tricky but H Mrkovic did the best job, getting within 0.032s of the pole time and scooping the top prize this weekend. … Continue reading Seven players tie for top score in Korean round of Predictions Championship
Which driver did the best job during the Korean Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Korean Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
The Korean Grand Prix ended with one RB6 caked in mud and another in fire extinguisher foam. This couldn’t have been a more crushing result for Red Bull. Having annexed the front row of the grid for the eighth time this year they came away with nothing after a crash and a blown engine.
Fernando Alonso seized an 11 point championship lead over Mark Webber with his fifth win of 2010 in the Korean Grand Prix. He bounced back from a slow pit stop which cost him a place to Lewis Hamilton and stayed on top of tyre wear in the closing stages to score an impressive win.
Second place in Korea keeps Lewis Hamilton within range of the championship leaders heading into the last two races. But Jenson Button seems destined to lose his championship crown. He struggled for pace in the rain and slumped to a point-less 12th after spinning near the end of the race.
Michael Schumacher matched his best result of the year, passing Jenson Button on his way to fourth place in Korea. But it was a case of what might have been for team mate Nico Rosberg who was taken out of the race shortly after overtaking Lewis Hamilton.
Korea’s first ever Grand Prix was always going to have a place in the history books. But taking near three hours to complete, it also became the longest world championship race since 1960. Read on for more stats and facts from the Korean Grand Prix.