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

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Second Chance Sunday

We have had to bid adieu to a fair few drivers this year,  it has been hard to utter a final farewell to some stalwarts of the grid however it hasn’t just been fresh faced youngsters that have replaced them. Not quite, in fact you should recognise the new recruits. Looking back to the 2011 … Continue reading

The 411: Comings and Goings

Petrov replaces Trulli: Biggest news of that day, although for some it had an air of inescapable inevitability, is that Vitaly Petrov has replaced Jarno Trulli at Caterham F1 for the 2012 season. He had remained coy over his future, playing down links to the team and a possible stint with Pirelli as their test … Continue reading

Half Term Report: Daniel Ricciardo

The Rookie Report: Daniel Ricciardo Rising through the ranks with the substantial backing of the Red Bull Junior Team sponsorship programme, Daniel Ricciardo’s name has floated about the paddock for some time. Spotted by Red Bull he joined the books in 2008, he remains on them to this day as he races for Hispania after … Continue reading

Rookie Report 2011: Daniel Ricciardo

Hands up, who honestly saw this coming? We’ve had months and months of speculation over when (not if) Daniel Ricciardo will slip into a Toro Rosso seat, which one was up for argument, but before Canada the guillotine was closing in on Jaime Alguersuari. Under pressure the young Spaniard picked up the pace and delivered … Continue reading

411: From Albert Park to Sepang

Ah, it’s great to be back isn’t it? The rumour mill is up to speed and the usual PR spin is tumbling out of the paddock, teams defend poor results, drivers justify track positions and ‘flexi’ wings are challenged. As far as season starts go this has been a notably interesting, but on the other … Continue reading

Albert Park: 1, 2, 3…Qually

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Fernando Alonso looked in good form, he finished the day in P3, close to the time of rival Vettel. But teammate Felipe Massa ended in an off-pace P11. Force India: Last years Brazilian pole sitter Nico Hulkenberg took Paul di Resta’s car for a spin and took P18. Adrian Sutil finished … Continue reading

2011 Launches: Part 2

We’ve had the majority of the launches now (part 1 is here), but there are a few stragglers to round up as we head ever closer to the second test in Jerez. Even without bias, it would be hard to ignore the hype surrounding the highly anticipated launch of McLaren’s 2011 effort. The MP4-26 interest would … Continue reading

Off Season: The Little Guys

Ah the little guys, small fry, minnows…call them what you will, but last years rookies are sticking around for 2011. They started life as Virgin Racing, Lotus Racing and Hispania Racing Team, this year they return as Marussia Virgin Racing, Team Lotus (? – at the moment) and Hispania Racing Team (hopefully). They signed up … Continue reading

Off Season: FOTA Finish

The most notable piece of news to surface this week is that HRT have not paid their membership fee to FOTA (Formula One Team Association) for the upcoming season. With all the chatter regarding the team’s less than ideal financial situation, it may seem that they do not have the means to cough up the … Continue reading

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