Button: Down and Out or Up and Coming?

  In April we featured an article on Jenson Button’s ascent from rookie to champion, and after Australia it seemed that Jenson Button was in for another strong year with pre-season testing going McLaren’s way too. After Lewis Hamilton’s less than stellar exhibition in 2011 fans and pundits alike were looking to Button to mount … Continue reading

Canada GP 2012

The Gilles Villeneuve circuit always offers the drivers a chance to have a great race. It’s a challenging track with plenty of opportunities to make a mistake, meaning that concentration is high for the duration, ensuring they avoid the Wall of Champions for 70 laps, and all manner of local critters too. Super Seven Moments: … Continue reading

Canada: Race Report

Push the Button for  Wacky Races The Race: There’s no other way to describe the lunacy that we witnessed today, from start to finish it was the Formula One equivalent of a midlife crisis. Brushing the sleep from their eyes after sliding back the curtains, the Gilles Villeneuve circuit was drenched, as if overnight someone … Continue reading

Canada: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Both push hard and it’s plain to see that the supersoft tyres are working a treat for them. Force India: Sutil gets ahead of di Resta, who is still getting to grips with a circuit he’s never visited before. Hispania: An indication of an improvement in pace as Karthikeyan gets ahad … Continue reading

Canada: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Both cars showed excellent pace, confirming that the Ferrari’s prefer the softer compounds. Massa spent a decent amount of time ahead of his team mate, but it was soon back to normal. The team have brought new front and rear wings and an updated blown diffuser, all with the intention of … Continue reading

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada   Laps 70 Lap Length 4.361 km (2.71 miles) Race Length 305.270 km (189.686 miles) First Race 1978 Fastest Lap R Barrichello 1:13.622 (Ferrari, 2004) 2010 Winner Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) Layout and Approach: Let’s set the scene, this is a temporary circuit constructed out of a series of … 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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