“Today is about Porsche and Mark Webber”

Outspoken. Tough. Emotional. Number Two Driver. It’s not hard to imagine who’s being described here. For some, Mark Webber is the boy from Down Under done good with a feel good outback to on-track story. For others Mark Webber is the nearly man, moaning and whingeing his way slowly to the front of the grid. … Continue reading

Rookie Report: Malaysian GP

Just to make sure the rookies really know what they’re in for, the season has started with back to back racing which barely gave them time to catch their breath from Australia before they were adjusting to the humidity in Malaysia. Even though the day was dominated by team orders, the rookies couldn’t hide their … Continue reading

Webber vs. Vettel: Multi 21-gate

Turkey 2010, a single incident there changed the course of Webber and Vettel’s relationship, only ever professional at the best of times it turned toxic in a single decision by Vettel to overtake. Webber lost a win and Vettel retired early. It spawned a terrible PR photo opportunity headlined ‘Shit Happens’ but things were never … Continue reading

Rookie Report: Australian GP

The first outing as in a Formula One car as a fully fledged driver is always going to be a nervous adventure, they’ve done Friday practices where the pressure is on to deliver the car back in one piece and they’ve participated in young driver tests where they strived to exhibit their skills to the … Continue reading

Meet the Rookies: 2013

Although there is yet to be a full quota of Formula One drivers named to fill the 2013 grid at this moment of time, there are two new names among those already signed up for the new season. In one of the most unpredictable and exciting season of recent times Charles Pic and Jean-Eric Vergne … Continue reading

The State of Play: 2013 Grid Hopefuls (Updated)

The end of any season is a nervous time for any driver, whether they are in contention to become the next world champion and are having to battle for every inch of asphalt, or on the verge of losing their seat and watch their dream come to a premature end. Concerning the latter this season … Continue reading

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

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

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

A One Horse and One Bull Race

As Formula One hurtles towards the final four races of what had proved to be a turbulent season, we have been left with just two drivers battling for their third titles. The Bull and the Horse. The new kid on the block and the elder statesman. The energy drink and the historic marque. We’ve seen … Continue reading

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