Here at Planet F1, we are always looking to develop the way we best serve you, our fantastic loyal readers. We would like to hear your opinions on how we develop what we do in the future. Online advertising is necessary for sites like ours. We need to balance the needs of our readers to consume a free publication with the need to pay the bills and the salaries of our team, so advertising has always been a route to achieve this. We know that not everyone likes advertising so we are currently looking at the possibility of offering an advertising-free and potentially more exclusive version of the site for members. This membership could perhaps offer similar access and exclusivity across our entire site network (including Football365.com, TEAMtalk.com, PlanetRugby.com, PlanetFootball.com, Tennis365.com, Golf365.com, Cricket365 and LoveRugbyLeague.com) for subscribers willing to pay a small fee – paid annually, monthly or through a series of small payments as you go. If you think … [Read more...] about Planet F1 subscription survey
It wouldn’t be New Year without a big, fat quiz to get stuck into and this will surely get your brains back into gear for 2018. You are 20 questions away from potential bragging rights, so let’s see how you get on. Before you begin, Planet F1 would like to wish you a very happy New Year! … [Read more...] about Planet F1’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which to us means scoffing our faces to the point where we cannot move from sofa…But, fear not, if want to get away from the in-laws for a while and still get your Formula 1 fix then here’s a round-up of all our post-season features for you to pour over.– 20 iconic images that defined the 2017 season– Planet F1’s big quiz on the 2017 season– Driver reviews: Haas, McLaren, Sauber– Driver reviews: Force India, Williams, Renault, Toro Rosso– Driver reviews: Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull– Best and worst of the 2017 season– Best of Pit Chat: Raikkonen, the gift that kept on giving– Best of Pit Chat part two: Alonso’s iconic imageHope you are all staying strong through the off-season and have a very merry Christmas everyone! … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas from Planet F1!
Monisha Kaltenborn is set to become the first female team principal in F1, after Peter Sauber confirmed that she will succeed him. Peter Sauber, who returned as team principal of the Sauber F1 Team in 2009, had previously stated that he doesn't want an active role in running his team after the end of this year. The Swiss national will turn 69 later this year and he reaffirmed those plans to Der Sonttag newspaper, saying: "I have always said that I will no longer be on the pit wall when I am 70." He added: "My successor is already confirmed. Monisha Kaltenborn is our new team principal. That is certain. She will be the first female team boss in Formula 1 history. She has been with us for 13 years, always in the prominent roles. I am confident that she will do a very good job." Source and Picture Credit: Planet-F1.com About the Sauber F1 Team: Sauber F1 Team is a Swiss Formula One team. It was founded in the 1970s by Peter Sauber, who progressed through hillclimbing and the World … [Read more...] about Monisha Kaltenborn to be the 1st Female Team Principal in F1
Can’t wait for the Abu Dhabi GP this weekend? We have just launched these Black Friday week offers in the PlanetF1 Shop to whet your appetite and give you a little help with your Christmas shopping! Enter your promo code BF17 at checkout to claim your exclusive discount. SAVE £30 on Wheel Rim Tables Race-used wheel rims direct from the Formula One teams – re-engineered into unique wheel rim drinks tables for your home or office. Choose from a selection of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Sahara Force India and Williams Racing tables in store & save £30 with promo code BF17. SAVE £25 on Art & Signed Photos A bold collection of F1 art; Senna, Hamilton, Vettel and more as painted by top artists such as Paul Oz. Plus, official signed F1 photographs. Save £25 with promo code BF17. SAVE £25 on Clocks & Lamps Genuine race-used F1 components – re-engineered into the ultimate clocks and lamps for your home. Ideal Christmas gifts … [Read more...] about Black Friday offers in the Planet F1 shop!
At the close of each Formula One season, our friends at Memento Exclusives receive a delivery of race-used components directly from the Formula One teams that they work with – to re-engineer into memorabilia for fans to own.The latest pieces have just been added in the PlanetF1 Shop in time for Christmas delivery!See our top 5… Lewis Hamilton 2014 Silverstone GP Skid Block Phone HoldersAlso known as ‘legality plank’, Skid Block is the mandatory attachment to the underside of a Formula One car. Introduced in 1994 as a safety improvement following Ayrton Senna’s death, the plank is fitted beneath the central plane of the car. It is designed to restrict the minimum height and prevent taking corners at dangerously high speeds.This particular piece of Skid Block was fitted to Lewis Hamilton’s MGP-W05 at the 2014 Silverstone Grand Prix. Now re-engineered into a holder for your mobile phone! Limited edition of 44 and complete with Mercedes-AMG Petronas … [Read more...] about New race-used items in the Planet F1 shop!
Grand Prix weekends in series history, there was yet another Formula One record set by his lordship, the soon to retire Michael Schumacher of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 squad. And, no, it wasn't his finishing in 16th place and lapped by the leaders that got the attention. Nor was it his recent purchase of a 500-acre horse ranch in Texas.While watching the broadcast television coverage, the chief commentator announced that, upon the completion of Lap 10 of the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas, Schumacher became the most traveled Formula One pilot in history. That lap saw him clock 80,000 kilometers – or 49,710 miles – in competition in an F1 car over 19 seasons. By the time he finishes the 2012 F1 season finale on November 25th in Brazil, that'll be over two-times the 24,901-mile circumference of planet Earth driven in a Formula One car.This feat outdistanced the record set by his former Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello, though it is not known if Barrichello came to the … [Read more...] about Michael Schumacher has driven around the Earth twice in an F1 car
► 627bhp V12, 240mph ► Why the F1's at #2 on our list ► Greatest of its time?The greatest fast car of its time and, possibly, of all time. The F1 puts you at the centre of its universe – literally – then shows you what’s possible when nothing is compromised 'The F1 didn’t so much raise the supercar bar – in performance, driving appeal, packaging, you name it – as blast it into the stratosphere. It was a decade ahead of contemporary Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches. It was the fastest car of its time, and stayed there for 12 years until the (comparatively cumbrous) Bugatti Veyron usurped it in top speed, if not by any other criteria.'More important than any measurement was its feel. There has never been a car with such sharp yet predictable responses, and such delightfully rich man-machine communion. It accelerates, stops, steers and corners with delicious linearity and eagerness. It is supremely agile yet … [Read more...] about 25 British cars to drive before you die: 2) McLaren F1, CAR+ September 2015
The Formula 1 circus is home to some of fastest-moving motorsports action on the planet, and that includes the rulebook. Unlike in NASCAR, where the series specs occasionally appear to have been carved in stone, regulations for F1 often change before the ink can dry. To keep fans abreast of the changes for the 2014 season, Infiniti Red Bull Racing called on its new driver Daniel Ricciardo to star in a short video that details the changes in computer-generated glory.Accompanied by the voice of reigning champion Sebastian Vettel, Ricciardo runs through the changes while dashing around a computer-generated circuit. Pardon us if our excitement for the next season is showing, but we can’t help ourselves from mentioning a few of the most intriguing changes for 2014: V-8s are out, to be replaced turbocharged V-6 engines with a maximum redline of 15,000 rpm; fuel capacity has been cut by 30 percent, and transmissions will now have eight gears instead of seven.Photos and Info: Infiniti … [Read more...] about Watch Red Bull Explain F1’s Changes for 2014 Ahead of This Weekend’s Season-Opening Australian GP
The definition of “total imposter” is a 47-year-old magazine editor dressed in a Nomex race suit, attempting to look completely at ease while strolling through a Formula 1 factory—in this case, Honda’s, in Brackley, England, 70 miles northwest of London. Honda had been gracious (and foolish) enough to put me in the driver’s seat of its 2007 F1 race car (the RA107), one of just six built. No one at Honda I talk to will even hint at what it cost. First off, they must get me fitted into a car that has the potential to pull more than 4 g under braking and through corners. Even in a fast street car, the driver has to brace himself while cornering hard to counteract the tendency of the body to move to the outside of the car due to centripetal force. In an F1 car, being held in place is additionally important because there’s as much as four times the force pushing on the driver’s body. Honda’s build operations manager is Peter … [Read more...] about We Drive a Honda F1 Car