The Rookie Digest: 13 – 16 Part 4

Both of the 2012  rookie drivers are well over the halfway point and in this penultimate installment it’s clear this has been a tough four races for the pair. Leaving the shores of Europe for the Far East near the end of an already busy season is a test for any driver, but with the … Continue reading

Japanese GP 2012

Seven moments from the Japanese GP 1. King Kobayashi There really isn’t another way to describe the Sauber driver today, when the focus had been solidly centre around his meteoric Mexican team mate he soaked up the pressure to put in a fantastic performance. A brilliant start put him ahead of Webber, which saw him … Continue reading

Suzuka: Race Report

I’ll take two to go Yeah, big whoop he did it. To the packed grandstands clung an air of charmless inevitability, Sebastian Vettel became the youngest double champion, as if we didn’t already know that was going to happen. Let’s be honest, we knew as soon as he hit the track in Australia that something … Continue reading

Suzuka: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Suzuka International Racing Course, Japan Laps 53 Lap Length 5.807 km (3.61 miles) Race Length 307.471 km (191.054 miles) First Race 1987 Fastest Lap K Raikkonen 1:31.540 (McLaren, 2005) 2010 Winner S Vettel (Red Bull) Overview: This is your classic ‘figure of eight’ track layout (with a few kinks here and there), where the stretch … 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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