Abu Dhabi Young Drivers Test Round Up

Day One Position Driver Team Time Laps 1 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 1:42.661 40 2 Antonio Felix da Costa Red Bull 1:42.717 79 3 Gary Paffett McLaren 1:43.407 44 4 Robin Frijns Sauber 1:43.775 78 5 Nicolas Prost Lotus 1:44.194 52 6 Luiz Razia Toro Rosso 1:44.691 67 7 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1:45.936 57 … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi GP 2012

Super Seven Moments of the Abu Dhabi GP 1. Celebrations from Catastrophe The race in Abu Dhabi is not one too many drivers look forward to, not vocally anyway. Considered more style over substance by many it partners Valencia as a race not to hold your breath over, however this being 2012 anything could happen, … Continue reading

Young Driver Test: Day Three

Day three timesheets: Morning: Pos. Driver Nat. Team Time Laps 1 Jean-Eric Vergne FRA Red Bull 1:38.917  – 2 Jules Bianchi FRA Ferrari 1:41.347  – 3 Oliver Turvey GBR McLaren 1:42.346  – 4 Max Chilton GBR Force India 1:42.618  – 5 Alexander Rossi USA Team Lotus 1:44.381  – 6 Esteban Gutierrez MEX Sauber 1:44.531  – … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Massa gets a fast lap in quickly but it isn’t long before he has to relinquish it to a McLaren. Alonso’s car is being worked on, and Massa was out early for set up work. On the front wings, Alonso keeps his but Massa has given up on it, and has … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 The teams were provided with 2 sets of development tyres, that sit between the current soft and super soft compounds. Ferrari: Massa’s front wing kicked up some spark as his runs over a kerb, but at least it wasn’t flapping about. Alonso has his rear wing changed ( has a slight bow … Continue reading

Young Driver Test: Line Up

The young driver test is a great place for future hopefuls to showcase their skills to the world as they take a step closer to joining the Formula One grid. Some have already been signed up in test driver roles, Czech driver Jan Charouz is one of Renault’s many third drivers and will be climbing … Continue reading

Off Season: Let’s do the Pirelli two stop…

The final series of private Pirelli tyre tests have come to an end in Abu Dhabi. After 140,000 litres of water-soaked the track in order for valuable wet-track data could be collected, the reports have been positive. Pedro de la Rosa completed the testing in a Toyota TF109 for the new tyre supplier, and has … 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

The Pirelli Test

With the end of the 61st season we bid farewell to the fly-away; getting up at 5am to watch qualifying and wishing we were there (unless you were, and if so I’m extremely jealous!). We also said so long to Bridgestone. Bridgestone has been the sole tire supplier since 2007 after Michelin pulled out. Deciding not … Continue reading

The Season: 2010

The dust has barely set in Abu Dhabi and there’s already talk of the 2011 season. It’s 16 weeks away; but that’s Formula One for you. This is a sport that lives in the future. But allow me this one discretion and I’ll wrap up the past season for you. The past is reserved for nostalgia and … Continue reading

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