The 411: Comings and Goings

Petrov replaces Trulli: Biggest news of that day, although for some it had an air of inescapable inevitability, is that Vitaly Petrov has replaced Jarno Trulli at Caterham F1 for the 2012 season. He had remained coy over his future, playing down links to the team and a possible stint with Pirelli as their test … Continue reading

The 411: Big day in the office

Gascoyne gets a promotion: Mike Gascoyne, of Caterham F1, has been named the team’s Chief Technical Officer with immediate effect. Moving on from handling day-to-day operations of the technical department, he will now preside over the proposing, supporting and coordinating of technical initiatives, not only within the Formula One team but the GP2 team as … Continue reading

The 411: Tyres, Trouble and Testing

Pirelli kick-start their season: For the second year running Pirelli are the sole tyre supplier for the Formula One grid, and officially kicking off their season they have revealed the compound allocation for the first three races. Australia and China (first and third race respectively) will feature the same tyres, the P Zero Yellow (soft) … Continue reading

411: From Albert Park to Sepang

Ah, it’s great to be back isn’t it? The rumour mill is up to speed and the usual PR spin is tumbling out of the paddock, teams defend poor results, drivers justify track positions and ‘flexi’ wings are challenged. As far as season starts go this has been a notably interesting, but on the other … Continue reading

411: Is there a doctor in the house?

Maybe this post should be categorised under 911, instead of 411. We haven’t even finished the winter testing schedule yet, but already this year seems to be under considerable strain, will this rocky start be indicative of the season to come? Endless waiting is not helped by endless obstacles. I know we like a good … Continue reading

411: Kubica, Bahrain and The Chain

Think it’s about time I started these up again, a truckload of gossip/rumour/news has gone down since the last 411, so without further delay… Update on Robert Kubica: When Robert Kubica seriously injured himself in Italy during a rally stage in Andora, it was the power of Twitter that alerted the world to what was going … Continue reading

Off Season: New Year Cheer

Hope you’ve all had an awesome Christmas, and the New Year’s Eve hangover isn’t hurting you too much. Either way, settle back into your chair and soak up the latest round-up of gossip. The Future of F1 Construction has begun on the US GP track in Austin, Texas in preparation for their first race in … Continue reading

411: Awards, Battles & Crashgate

I’m still in countdown mode (4 days!) but there is vital gossip to be discussed! Lotus and Renault is still being ironed out; Mark Webber’s book has hit the proverbial fan and Fernando Alonso has dedicated his face to Jenson Button. Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious?: Another development in the Lotus and Renault saga; this … Continue reading

411: All Change

Time for some gossip and rumor I think; the air is thick with more than rain and snow today… Off to greener pastures: There has been rumblings about turbo powered engines in 2013 for much of this past season. However it’s now been made official and we are heading towards a greener future in Formula … Continue reading

411: Drivers & Teams 2011

Hope you’re coping well with the weather; trudging to work in the snow is not my favourite thing to do first thing in the morning. But once I returned home (through the sludge…snow is depressing once it’s walked on don’t you think?) I found the first sign of spring… FIA announce provisional 2011 entry list: … Continue reading

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