There are only four rounds left for Michael Schumacher to overhaul Fernando Alonso if he is to win a record eighth drivers title. But the next one, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, surely offers him the best chance of drastically cutting Alonso’s lead. Beating Alonso into second place is no longer enough for Schumacher … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix 2006 Preview
Prodrive aren’t the only people suffering at the hand of a group of local busybodies with nothing better to do. Now the Monza circuit has been forced to cancel its round of the Grand Prix Masters series due to complaints from locals about noise levels. The chief villain in this piece is Judge Marco Manunta … Continue reading GP Masters to miss Monza
At Monza the sense of history oozes from the very tarmac. The Italian Grand Prix has been a late-season fixture since the very first Formula One World Championship and is synonymous with the thousands of Ferrari-adoring tifosi who mob the circuit every year. Last year these late races were of little importance to the championship … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix 2005 Preview
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
Not five years ago, the British Formula Three Championship was part of your golden ticket to F1 glory and the series’ stars were seemingly on the fast-track to Grand Prix stardom. But the arrival of the rival 3 Euroseries may have changed all that. Jenson Button, Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson are all recent British … Continue reading British Formula Three preview
Jim Clark’s performance in the 1967 Italian Grand Prix is disqualified from our list on one crucial point – he didn’t win the race. But he came so close, and his drive was so spectacular, that it deserves passing a brief tribute. Clark had taken the pole but was edged out by Dan Gurney’s Eagle-Westlake … Continue reading The Greatest Almost-Win: Clark
Hermann Tilke takes some credit for eight of the current F1 tracks – but are they actually any good asks Ben Evans.