Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Nico Hulkenburg in Williams FW31 at Algarve 2

So there’s been a slight change of plan. Instead of waiting forever until this blasted 2008 season review comes along, I’ve gone ahead and set up the 2009 page. Here’s what you can expect:

So far the Entrants page is looking pretty empty. Starting in March, I’ll be posting some season previews for each team, which will find their home there. The Rule Changes page is just a basic run through of all the new regulations, and I’ve tried to make the Calendar page as pretty as possible. There are three or four races missing, which I’ll update a little later. Plenty has happened since the 2008 season wrapped up, so a full review of events since Brazil can also be expected, and plenty more updates throughout the season.

As for lasts years season review, you’ll be able to find it at the reviews page which will be up and running this week. Nothing much planned, I’ll just take care of that page in my own time and hopefully it’ll fill up with all kinds of F1 related stories fairly quickly. Am still working out exactly what sorts of things I’m doing with the site in 2009, but it should be fun!


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Break over. I’m back, and this is the 100th post here at The F1 Files, as the site embarks on it’s first full year. Proper coverage of last season was always going to be a little tricky, seeing as I started out after the first few races had been run and had no preparation. This year, however, there’s no excuse, so here’s what to expect in 2009.

News will become more frequent. That’s as far as I got with news. How can you try and make news more exciting? Hopefully increased frequency will be enough, if only to keep the site more up to date then it would be without. The Drivers and Teams pages was an idea that never really took off and, on second thoughts, never will. I’ve decided to combine these into a ‘Reviews’ page, which will allow me to have total freedom as to what subject I write, and therefore probably be written better too. Not sure when this will go up, but not before the 2009 page, which I’ve been working on during my silence. The Entrants page will become analysis of each team’s chances for 2009, which will also be posted here as team previews before the season gets under way. I’ve got lots of snazzy pictures lined up for the Calendar and Entrants pages, as well as a review of the off-season before we hit Melbourne again. Also a few of the basics, including rule changes, testing archives and the race results. None of this will be put up, however, before that pesky 2008 Season Review is complete. That should hopefully be this weekend… ish.

And then comes the History page, which is the most ambitious part of this whole project. I plan to review the entire history of F1, separated into different ‘eras’ to make it readable. Just. I’ve put on the history page that the review will be split into 10 parts, but in truth I have no idea how many parts it’ll be. Probably a lot more. I’ll be starting with the 2005-2006 seasons, then the 07-08 seasons, and then work my way backwards I guess. Oh yeah, and I have a pre-season video to make too.

Stop laughing! It may be true that technically I don’t have enough time to do all of this, but thankfully, with the exclusion of the 2009 related stuff, I have set myself no time limit. Best get stuck right in then. I have a couple of news stories to catch up with, but other than that Ferrari are kicking off the ‘launch season’ today, so stay tuned for plenty of updates. Plenty.

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The 2008 Awards

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa on Interlagos Podium

It’s just over a month since the season wrapped up in Brazil, and the F1 world began to reflect on the last 12 months of racing. 2008 provided a thrilling climax after countless unforgettable moments. I have been putting together a review of the season, but trying to recall all these events was a more ambitious project then I expected.

So as the wait is on for the season review, I’ve put together something to fill the gap. The F1 Files 2008 Awards have been released. 13 categories and 50 nominees to celebrate the best and worst of 2008. The only problem is, this was meant to be a quiet weekend for F1!

The review is running a little late, so I thought it might not be a bad idea to get something out before the new year. I do fear that lot at Autosport may have overshawdowed this though. Ah, nevermind.

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