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

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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 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

Half Term Rookie Report: Charles Pic

Charles Pic When the young French driver joined his team Timo Glock had to Google him to find out who he was. Hopefully his German team mate also clocked up some time on You Tube as well, because that would have given him an idea that despite Pic’s apparent pre-Formula One anonymity he’s got the … Continue reading

The Rookie Digest: 5 – 8 Part 2

The rookies are getting into their stride now, eight races in they’ve firmly got their feet under the table, but now the pressure is really on. Rookie by name, but related mistakes are not looked upon kindly as one has recently discovered, and being at the back of the grid is no reason to slack … Continue reading

The Rookie Digest: 1 – 4 Part 1

Here we are, four races into what has been a truly exciting opening to the 2012 Formula One season. Four races, four winners, each unexpected in their own way. To recap each race click here to get access to all the race reports so far, it’s worth it just to remind yourselves how different they are … Continue reading

Rookie Report: Charles Pic

The young French driver’s appointment came as a bit of a surprise, not least to his eventual team mate Timo Glock who admitted to needing to google him. When he spoke to Auto Motor und Sport Glock quipped, “What does he look like? I think if he’s really coming to [Marussia] then I’ll have to … Continue reading

Half Term Report: Jerome d’Ambrosio

The Rookie Report: Jerome d’Ambrosio When his appointment to a Formula 1 team was announced, a few question marks were raised against Virgin Racing’s decision to bring him onboard. Spending time as a test driver for the team on Friday’s his times came close to now team mate Timo Glock, but it was the higher … Continue reading

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