The rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost has hardly been neglected by F1 authors. Does The Power and the Glory add something new to the story?
Looking for a new game to see you through the summer break? Motorsport Manager 3 offers a pocket-sized team boss experience at a pocket money price.
Does ‘The Best of the Best’ do justice to the legacy of a driver with the extraordinary talent of Jim Clark? Read the RaceFans verdict.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one week away so what better time to read up on the history of F1’s most prestigious race?
Having put down his microphone at the end of last season,. David Hobbs has now put the story of his incredibly varied motor racing career on paper.
This memoir by Jim Clark’s former number one mechanic offers a fresh perspective on the driver who died 50 years ago next week.
Jules Bianchi, Robin Frijns and Sam Bird are all vying for a place in F1 and any one of them could clinch the Formula Renault 3.5 title this weekend.
Being an F1 driver is a dream job – but it’s not without a few downsides.
Want to do more than just watch races in 2010? F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans shows you how to get involved in motor racing. When you think of getting involved in motorsport, you naturally think of driving. But for those of us who can’t match the elite few at the top of motor racing … Continue reading Don’t just watch – get involved in 2010
F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans reminds us to take in more than just the 19 race on the F1 calendar in 2010. Over the past few weeks there has been plenty of discussion on F1 Fanatic about going to see F1 races, ticket prices and so on. Nothing compares to watching the Grand Prix … Continue reading Watch more than just F1 races in 2010
F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans, who’s commentated on races at circuits and on television, gives his verdict on the BBC’s F1 coverage. Last year I was lucky enough to get to work on TV side of motorsport making some highlights programmes and subsequently commentating live on-site for the World Series by Renault. I’ve learned … Continue reading BBC F1: a commentator’s verdict
Earlier this week I asked if Honda’s F1 pull-out would be a one-off or the first of many. Guest writer Ben Evans sees more manufacturer withdrawals in the near future. So Honda is F1?óÔé¼Ôäós first credit crunch victim having, in the space of 12 months, gone from two F1 teams to none. Surprising? Well not … Continue reading Why more manufacturers will follow Honda out of F1 (Ben Evans column)
Drivers, racing, politics, penalties and economics – Ben Evans surveys them all in his verdict on 2008. The final five minutes of the 2008 Grand Prix season were as an exciting few moments as the sport has ever seen, with the destiny of the world championship changing hands three times in as many laps. For … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: 2008 in review
F1Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans pushes the case for motor racing to be part of the 2012 London Olympics. Every four years at some point during the Olympics the debate rumbles around ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ why is motorsport not included? Usually this is dismissed out of hand – the Olympics is a battle of man not machine, … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: F1 Olympics
Strangely for a year that has been so political (again) most of the politicking has been going on off-track and has had little bearing on any of the races. Apart from the eeny-meeny-miny-mo approach to qualifying penalties. At Silverstone last weekend the two major elements of political discussion were the proposed Formula Two category and … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Donington Park
If there was any doubt before France that Lewis Hamilton?óÔé¼Ôäós F1 honeymoon was over there certainly isn?óÔé¼Ôäót now. In a weekend where the McLaren team was subject to some extremely harsh penalties (why was Heikki Kovalainen penalised but not Kimi Raikkonen during qualifying?) Hamilton?óÔé¼Ôäós race was effectively over midway through the first lap.
Last weekend I had my first Italian motor racing experience: complete with drivers refusing to leave crashed cars, excessive discussion about every aspect of the weekend, and some absolutely stunning girls in and around the paddock. It is often said that on the driving side Italian motorsport never delivers to its potential. Italy hasn?óÔé¼Ôäót produced … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Dallara
Concluding the two-part series begun yesterday Ben Evans looks at the career of Dane Jan Magnussen (right, with Rubens Barrichello), another ex-McLaren driver who showed great promise in his pre-F1 career but never reached the heights expected of him in Formula 1. In Formula Ford and Formula 3 both McNish and Magnussen were-once-in-a generation fast, … Continue reading Might have been Hamilton: Magnussen
In the first of a two-part series F1 Fanatic columnist Ben Evans looks at two previous young McLaren drivers and asks why they never scaled the heights Lewis Hamiton has. Watching Lewis Hamilton drive the race of his life on Sunday storming to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, my mind couldn?óÔé¼Ôäót help wandering to … Continue reading Might have been Hamilton: Allan McNish
Only a handful of races into the season and already the doom mongers are out for the scalp of Nelson Piquet Jnr The Renault driver?óÔé¼Ôäós erratic start to the year is, in some people?óÔé¼Ôäós view, enough to cost him his seat should he disappoint again at Monaco. Now, though I have never been the greatest … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Piquet, Moto GP, and the star F1 driver of 2009