The Rookie Digest: 9 – 12 Part 3

In this third instalment looking at how the 2012 batch of rookies are doing, their first summer break acts as punctuation before they lay rubber down at one of the most historic circuits on the calendar, Spa-Francorchamps. Here Charles Pic’s and Jean-Eric Vergne’s first Formula One visits to Silverstone, Hockenheim, the Hungaroring and the aforementioned … Continue reading

Germany GP 2012

The Super Seven 1. Über Alonso The Fernando Alonso that fell foul of tyre degradation and Webber’s end of race pace in Silverstone prevailed here in Germany. The strategy worked for him in qualifying superbly and here it preserved and protected his race win, giving the Spaniard a comfortable lead over his closest competitors of … Continue reading

Nürburgring: Race Report

To assume, will make an ‘ass’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me’ The Race: And today such a pithy retort is ideal for what unraveled in front of us today in Germany. It’s safe to say that the majority of people assumed that Sebastian Vettel would dig deep and cruise to a sweet home victory, starting … Continue reading

Nürburgring: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: There’s a bigger gap between the two drivers this morning, Massa hardly featuring inside the top ten. Alonso out on the options is seen trying to get some heat into the tyres. Alonso pulls into the garage having set the fastest time, but questions are raised over whether he had an … Continue reading

Nürburgring: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Pat Fry seems to be making an impact, both drivers are posting great times. Alonso particularly kept the Red Bulls at bay with some blistering times. Force India: Hulkenberg is in for di Resta and they’re running an upgraded rear wing. Sutil and Hulkenberg have a very handy session as they … Continue reading

Nürburgring: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Nürburgring, Germany Laps 60 Lap Length 5.148 km (3.199 miles) Race Length 308.863 km (191.91 miles) First Race 1984 Fastest Lap M Schumacher 1:29.468 (Ferrari, 2004) 2009 Winner Mark Webber (Red Bull) Let’s get this straight, this is not the monster 14-mile rollercoaster ride that held this race until 1976, this is a … 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

411: Abu Dhabi and beyond

I say beyond as the closest race now (Bahrain) is 118 days away…so it’s would be rather prudent of me to assume that the gossip would cease altogether. In fact we are now about to get the best gossip of the year. We have officially entered the off-season (although I suspect that Red Bull are … Continue reading

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