I always find the closer a new season gets, the more sharply I feel the pangs of withdrawal. Happily these days we have Youtube, and the wonderful people who go along to the F1 tests and film them, which keeps me going… Here’s some footage of Michael Schumacher testing on Monday alongside Kimi Raikkonen at … Continue reading Video: F1 testing at Barcelona (part 6)
Last year I picked my favourite 50 F1 passes on video from the last three decades. I realised I’m long overdue updating it with some of the best picks from last year’s racing – featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and more. Quick, watch them now before someone at FOM decides that having videos … Continue reading Video: Best F1 passes of 2007
Here’s an hour of footage from the last F1 test at Jerez with several interesting moments. Robert Kubica’s BMW seems to make an unusual sound under braking – are the team running a new system to aid the car under deceleration? And David Coulthard is caught spinning off the track as high winds caused problems … Continue reading Video: F1 testing at Jerez (part 5)
Lewis Hamilton will be joined in F1 this year by rookie Nelson Piquet Jnr and Formula 1 returnee Timo Glock. These three drivers were the central characters in the epic GP2 title battle of 2006. Hamilton came out on top – but Piquet and Glock made him work hard for it and together the three … Continue reading Video: Lewis Hamilton vs Nelson Piquet Jnr vs Timo Glock
Ferrari looked very quick in testing at Bahrain International Circuit last week. Here’s some video from the test and an interview with a very happy-looking Kimi Raikkonen. But it didn’t all go well for the team – there’s some footage of Felipe Massa pulling to a halt with apparent technical problems. Toyota, who were also … Continue reading Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)
Here are two more videos of the recent Formula 1 tests, covering the session most of the teams attended last week at the Circuit de Catalunya. It includes footage of Red Bull’s unusual new rear engine cover design as well as a couple of the drivers making mistakes and going off.
Video of a virtual lap of the new Valencia street circuit has been released – the track looks fast, challenging and not at all like many of the recent additions to the F1 calendar. However some of the local residents aren’t happy and have protested against the expense (financial and environmental) of transforming part of … Continue reading Video: Valencia street track vs road course
Here are some more videos of last week’s F1 test at Valencia where Ferrari, McLaren, Toyota, BMW, Renault, Honda, Red Bull and Williams had their 2008 cars. There’s also video from the earlier Jerez test with some nice shots of F1 cars travelling sideways in the wet. More of that in 2008 please…
I came across a series of excellent videos covering last week’s F1 test in Valencia on Youtube today. The footage includes the debut appearances of two new 2008 F1 cars – the Williams-Toyota FW30 and Renault’s new R28, the latter driven by Fernando Alonso. See below for over half an hour of footage from the … Continue reading Video: F1 testing in Valencia (part 1)
Here are two new videos of BMW testing their new F1.08 at Valencia. Robert Kubica is driving the car and you can clearly see him struggling to put the power down at the start of the second clip, as he wrestles with a car that has no traction control on a dusty track. You can … Continue reading Video: BMW testing at Valencia
I’ve been looking for a way to bring better quality F1 video onto F1 Fanatic for some time. Video services like Youtube are great, but due to the short-sightedness of F1’s broadcasting rights owners most F1 videos get taken down from there very quickly. Today I’ve created a new section of the website dedicated to … Continue reading New F1 video service at F1 Fanatic
In the F1 blogs this week some rare video footage of Ayrton Senna karting in 1982. Plus one writer’s thoughts on meeting Jenson Button, the perfect T-shirt for Lewis Hamilton and more worries over that divisive ten-year engine development freeze.
Here’s one for those who like chuckling at floppy youth hairstyles: six videos showing 2007 F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen and runner-up Lewis Hamilton in their karting days. Some of their strongest characteristics are already plain to see – Raikkonen’s laid-back reticence and wry smile are much in evidence. Behind the wheel Hamilton’s attacking, opportunistic race … Continue reading Video: Raikkonen & Hamilton get started in karts
Here’s some new footage of Fernando Alonso’s crash in the Japanese Grand Prix taken from onboard his McLaren. Very little footage of the accident was shown during the live broadcast of the event on ITV. This video, taken from the Official F1 Season Review, shows how the crash unfolded. It also shows onboard footage of … Continue reading Video: Fernando Alonso’s Fuji crash onboard
Not to be outdone by Mercedes’ ‘Anything you can do…’ advert with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton (oh, the irony) Ferrari owners Fiat have lined up Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen to advertise one of their new cars. The pair who have eight world championships between them swap seats in the new Fiat Bravo T-Jet. … Continue reading Video: Schumacher and Raikkonen star in new Fiat ad
The final instalment in the guide to F1 presents for Christmas and other celebrations. Here are the last set of gift ideas including team and driver merchandise, models and a few others. Already covered in this series are F1 DVDs and videos, biographies (including all the Lewis Hamilton books), F1 annuals and other books, and … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Merchandise & more (5/5)
Whether you’re buying an F1 gift for a younger member of the family, or you’re just a child at heart, here are some suggestions for great present ideas. This series has already covered F1 videos and DVDs, biographies, F1 annuals and other books.
Continuing the guide to the best gifts for F1 fans this year with a look at the rest of the best books of 2007. Yesterday I covered F1 driver biographies and before that F1 videos and DVDs. It wouldn’t feel like the end of the season for me without a new copy of Autocourse – … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Books (3/5)
Here’s the second part of the F1Fanatic.co.uk guide to F1 gifts. Yesterday I picked out the best F1 videos – today it’s the turn of biographies – and there were plenty of new ones in 2007. Of course one man dominates the shelves at the moment – Lewis Hamilton – but there are also some … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Books (2/5)
Searching for presents for your Christmas wish list? Need a present for a Formula 1 fan? Over the next five days I’ll be picking out some of the best F1 videos, books, toys, collectibles and more to give you some great gift ideas – starting off with the best in F1 video.