Chinese GP 2013: Alonso Outclasses the Field

Qualifying Hamilton Räikkönen Alonso Pole Hamilton  1:34.484 (Mercedes) Laps 56 Weather Dry Safety Car None Results 1. Alonso Ferrari 1:36:26.945 2. Räikkönen Lotus 1:36:37.113 3. Hamilton Mercedes 1:36:39.267 Fastest Lap Vettel Red Bull 1:29.274 Retirements Gutierrez Sauber [4] Accident Sutil Force India [5] Accident Webber Red Bull [15] Wheel Rosberg Mercedes [21] Suspension Penalties Gutierrez … Continue reading

China GP 2012

This is the type of race you should record and have on your person to show those who label Formula One as ‘boring’, and ‘just cars going around in circles’ (the latter of course being geometrically inaccurate). Lines of cars battling over positions lap after lap, overtaking consistently and more than enough comparisons to the … Continue reading

Shanghai: Race Day

The Race: Have you recovered yet? Are you breathing? Did you watch the replay? It’s drama, drama, drama in Shanghai today right from the word go. I spoke about Malaysia being the amuse bouche, what do we make of this race, where does this fit into the 2011 F1 banquet? Examining the content and finish, … Continue reading

Shanghai: Free Practice 3 & Qualification

Visibility is much improved today, factories chucking out the murky cloud of pollution yesterday were more than likely shut due to the weekend. The weather is much cooler, which could lead to problems regarding keeping the heat in the tyres on these important laps, but could aid in their longevity. Free Practice 3: Ferrari:  Alonso … Continue reading

Shanghai: Free Practice 1 & 2

Marbles are still an issue here, but by far a bigger concern might be the excessive smog and dust hanging around. Williams tweeted that at times it was hard to see the end of the pit lane. It’s filtered through that there is a cement factory nearby that could be chucking out the pollution, there’s … Continue reading

Shanghai: What You Need to Know

Things are definitely hotting up now, the combination of DRS, KERS and the new tyres gave us unprecedented levels of overtaking in Malaysia. In a single race we had more overtaking than we had in the majority of 2010, positions changed so often that journalists have called the race ‘chaotic’ and had a jab at … 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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