FIA President Max Mosley famously said a few years ago that we should think of Formula One as a strategic event – “like a game of chess”, was his analogy. Poppycock. Drivel. Gobbledegook. Balderdash. We watch Formula One to see racing – to watch two drivers wringing every millisecond of performance from their machines, dicing … Continue reading Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part III
The second part of our feature on thirty years of outstanding overtaking. Today’s memorable moments include inspired ‘double passes’ by Jean Alesi and Alain Prost, a pair of cracking moves from the infamous 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, and an unlikely move by Damon Hill.
So, the arrival of aerodynamics killed racing did it? Not a bit of it. F1Fanatic counts down the 50 greatest overtaking moves of the last 30 years, featuring such past pass masters as Gilles Villeneuve, Nigel Mansell, Juan Pablo Montoya and many more. The first ten videos are below – check back over the next … Continue reading Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part I
A little bit of F1 video fun. Those of you who saw the F1Fanatic Xmas list last month might well have guessed that I was hoping Santa might bring me one of those belting Ferrari Lego sets. Well, he didn’t, but my girlfriend did – and here it is: a 1:8 scale Ferraro Lego model … Continue reading Video: Building an F1 Ferrari from Lego
Get a disappointing haul of Xmas presents this year? If so, help yourself to this selection of goodies from the Mark Webber Blog, who in the spirit of the season are sharing some full-length F1 race videos. Grab them while you can, and leave a word of thanks (or, better, a festive donation) for the … Continue reading F1 video Xmas present
In Trackside this week a look at the history of the Land Speed Record-breaking family of Malcolm Campbell and Donald Campbell. Plus, win copies of the 2006 F1 season review DVD “Once Again” and the classic John Frankenheimer film “Grand Prix”. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Auto watch: F1 2006 season review DVD + competition (external) … Continue reading F1 DVDs up for grabs
I was a little incredulous when I heard that McLaren were intending to sell software to businesses. But I saw a report on Newsnight the other day that put the whole thing into a much more convincing perspective. Essentially, the plan is to use their extremely sophisticated race strategy software to help businesses prepare for … Continue reading F1 Video: McLaren software
Formula One and adverts do not go well together – as anyone who was watching ITV’s live broadcast of the Japanese Grand Prix knows (ITV cut away to adverts just as Michael Schumacher’s crucial engine failure was unfolding.) F1 drivers in adverts is a recipe for comedy, though: the sub-soap opera acting, the cheesy smiles, … Continue reading F1 Video special: Advertising breakdown
Before Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda was the main man at Maranello. Here are a group of Germans singing lusty praise of the famously frazzled Austrian. To wit: Ein Ohr! Ein Ohr! Ein Ohr, ein Ohr, ein Ohr! Niki Lauda! Niki Lauda! Niki Lauda hat ein Ohr! Which, for the Germanically-challenged, is: One ear! One ear! … Continue reading Niki Lauda: Has one ear
Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher both punished before the Grand Prix gets started? You better believe it happened, and here’s how. Fernando Alonso brake-tests Robert Doornbos (video, external) Alonso was held up by Doornbos in the second practice session on Friday. He reated by waving his fist at the Red Bull-Ferrari test driver, and brake … Continue reading Hungary for controversy?
The final part of our top 100 countdown of the best F1 moments captured on video. The top ten F1 videos includes the notorious controversies at Suzuka, some legendary races from Monza, and a couple of amazing encounters in Jerez, of all places. But none of these is number one. To find out what is, … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part X (10-1)
The penultimate part of our countdown of the 100 best F1 videos on the ‘net. Find here a thrilling last lap, an even more thrilling first lap and the luckiest mechanic in Formula One. Also, no prizes for guessing what the most recent clip in the top 100 is and, at long last, the scene … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part IX (20-11)
Numbers 30 to 21 of our top 100 F1 videos. Todays classic Formula One videos include a thrilling win by Jackie Stewart, a stunning pass by Fernando Alonso, a sensational lap with Ayrton Senna and… Taki Inoue. Read on for the eighth part of our top 100.
In today’s installment, the passing move that made Jacques Villeneuve a star, a thoroughly revolutionary Formula One car, and surely the most embarassing thing that ever happened to Antonio Pizzonia. Read on for the next ten of our Greatest F1 videos ever. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / video … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part VII (40-31)
The latest ten in our top F1 videos of all time cover various memorable moments from past American Grands Prix – including one recent controversy we won’t forget in a long time. Plus some excellent vintage on-board footage – and the fastest three-wheeled Formula One car ever seen. Tags f1 / formula one / grand … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part VI (50-41)
The backmarker that sparked a tyre protest, the triple-champion that grilled a two-time champion on national television, and the most controverisal race stoppage ever. All this and more highlights in part five of the greatest Formula One video clips. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / video / f1 video
Apologies for the 24 hour delay! Here is the fourth installment of our Greatest Formula One Videos feature, taking us from number 70 to number 61. Today’s ten have at least one clip from every decade of the sport -from verbal wars to championship heartbreak via first-lap shunts.
Today we have numbers 80-71 from out top 100 Formula One videos. Including a near miss at Monaco, terror at the Hockenheimring, and turbo heaven at Montreal. Read on for more. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / video / f1 video
Continuing our countdown of top Formula One videos, numbers 90-81 stretches from Emerson Fittipaldi’s first Grand Prix win right up to 2006 with the debut of Nico Rosberg (pictured). Plus another delicious Michael Schumacher controversy. Read on for the next part of our top 10. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part II (90-81)
Starting today F1Fanatic brings you the hundred best Formula One videos on the Internet. The growth of video sharing sites like Youtube and Google Video has made it easier than ever to find clips from some of the most exciting, shocking and important moments in F1 history. Amazing passes, massive crashes, controversies and even the … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part I (100-91)