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

411: Is there a doctor in the house?

Maybe this post should be categorised under 911, instead of 411. We haven’t even finished the winter testing schedule yet, but already this year seems to be under considerable strain, will this rocky start be indicative of the season to come? Endless waiting is not helped by endless obstacles. I know we like a good … 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

Rookie Report 2011: Jerome D’Ambrosio

Now this one is a little trickier to understand, The Belgian driver was signed as a reserve driver for Renault in 2010 (team principal Éric Boullier is his manager) and ended up as a Friday practice driver for Virgin Racing. He came close to Timo Glock’s times, but Virgin may have shot themselves in the … 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

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