Portal talk:Formula One/Management of selected articles

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Selected Articles for Portal:Formula One[edit]

We aim to change over the selected article every month. In order that the portal should feature the best of the article on Formula One on Wikipedia selected articles should be of a certain standard. Wikipedia has defined a scale of article standards here.

In order to appear on the Portal as a selected article an article should be of at least Good Article (GA) standard. Formula One articles that have achieved GA or higher status are listed below and can be used on the portal. If you are aware of an article of this standard that is not on this list, please list it below.

Articles that are not of GA standard will need to be improved before they can appear as selected articles. On a monthly basis the article which has had the most votes here will be the subject of an improvement drive. The article will be assessed against the GA standard and members of the F1 Wikiproject will be asked to help improve the article to meet that standard. When the article is believed to have met the GA standard it will be featured on the portal.

Ideally, selected articles should reflect the range of information that can be found across Wikiproject F1. This means that the articles selected should include a good mix of historical and current articles on drivers, teams, races, seasons and any other legitimate topics.

Current Improvement Drive[edit]

The current improvement drive candidate is Juan Manuel Fangio. Edit


Add a new article to the list to be voted on for the improvement drive, or add your vote to one of the existing articles by putting support, together with your rationale and then sign the comment with ~~~~.

Masten Gregory[edit]

Masten Gregory was proposed by Albinomonkey: "Not very well known but by all accounts very talented racer (got a podium on debut!)... I expanded this article a while ago, it could probably do with a cleanup but I think the basis is there."

Jacques Villeneueve[edit]

Jacques Villeneuve was proposed by Jsydave above: "Since this weekend is also the Indy 500 weekend" (As of May 2006)

Juan Pablo Montoya[edit]

Juan Pablo Montoya was proposed by Jsydave above: "Since this weekend is also the Indy 500 weekend" (As of May 2006)

Graham Hill[edit]

Graham Hill was proposed by Cs-wolves:"because he won both the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix"


None of the 'big three' constructors are up to good article standard, yet they are likely to be among the most visited. Therefore I propose we start with McLaren, which seems to have a pretty solid article thus far but with no references and far too much weight on 2005. We've had a race and a driver as the last two improvement drives so it would be nice to continue the variety of articles with a constructor. Alexj2002 20:40, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Whoops, looks like this has already been selected article once! Would be nice to get it up to GA sometime but perhaps as a side project to this main improvement drive. Alexj2002 22:14, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Mika Häkkinen[edit]

I've made the foundations for the article. It just needs referencing, tidying up, expansion of some section and of course, copyediting ;-). Plus he would go well with the improvement of McLaren as well.--Skully Collins Edits 07:46, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Martin Brundle[edit]

A good driver and an excellent commentator. It would be nice to see some improvement to this article.--Skully Collins Edits 08:36, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Jenson Button[edit]

Very good article, but some sections of the article do look quite weak. Davnel03 20:09, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Felipe Massa[edit]

OK article, but looks very weak considering he is a main driver in F1. Davnel03 20:12, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Ayrton Senna[edit]

Good article, there should really be info about his death on the page. Davnel03 21:19, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Bruce McLaren[edit]

A biographical movie is coming out in the near future. It would be nice to promote the article to a GA for those wishing to learn more about McLaren's career.--Skully Collins Edits 14:37, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

FISA-FOCA war[edit]

An intriguing piece of Formula 1 history that sorely could use referencing and perhaps some clearing up of NPOV/referencing to back up some of the statements in the article. Guroadrunner 18:46, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Jacky Ickx[edit]

He was an important F1 driver, but not only! The article should be reorganized and improved. Asendoh 18:34, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

List of F1 articles currently at GA standard or above[edit]

Where no article has been improved to GA standard through the improvement drive, an article from this list may be picked to go on the F1 portal as the Selected Article instead.

List of past F1 selected articles[edit]

Full History

  • Renault F1 (Note – before current system was put in place)
  • McLaren (Note – before current system was put in place)
  • Michael Schumacher Symbol support vote.svg (Note – before current system was put in place)