The last woman to sign a deal to race in Formula 1 got her opportunity 30 years ago today. But Giovanna Amati never had much of a chance at a Brabham team that was already close to collapse.
Brabham goes beyond the story of three-times world champion Jack Brabham, exploring what became of the team which bore his name.
How does it feel to drive an F1 car with 1,400 horsepower? Marc Surer relives his experience of BMW’s extreme mid-eighties turbo engine.
Brabham is the latest former F1 team to be tipped to return to F1 in 2010, joining the likes of Lola and March. However the company that has submitted the entry for 2010 under the Brabham name is not linked to the man who founded the original Brabham team, three-times F1 champion Sir Jack Brabham. … Continue reading New row over use of Brabham name
F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back at a time when the F1 season started on January 1st.
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
With Robert Kubica winning the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix for Poland there’s a bumper crop of facts and statistics following yesterday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld is now the driver with the most second places and no wins, Kimi Raikkonen set yet another fastest lap, and McLaren & Ferrari’s domination of the top … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP facts & stats
It’s the Monaco Grand Prix next and to get in the mood here’s some fantastic pictures of great Formula 1 cars from the 1960, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s in action in the 2008 Monaco Historic Grand Prix last weekend. Joris Meuffels kindly let me use a selection of these pictures he took including loads of … Continue reading Pictures: 2008 Monaco Historic GP