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

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

Button: Down and Out or Up and Coming?

  In April we featured an article on Jenson Button’s ascent from rookie to champion, and after Australia it seemed that Jenson Button was in for another strong year with pre-season testing going McLaren’s way too. After Lewis Hamilton’s less than stellar exhibition in 2011 fans and pundits alike were looking to Button to mount … Continue reading

The Ascension of Jenson Button

‘I can’t see a time when I might stop.’ The 2012 Formula One season unveiled many new things, stepped noses, Kimi Raikkonen, a reshuffled grid and one driver with a fresh delivery of self confidence. Opening the year with a win is simply the only way to do it as they are stamping their authority … Continue reading

In which Jenson tames Manchester

Bring on the alarm… It began with a 6am alarm call (which was slightly more bearable that the 4:45am one I had for my jaunt to the Red Bull factory last year) and as I headed towards the train I used the promise of an F1 engine tearing through the streets of Manchester as an … 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

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

F1 Bloggers Swap Shop: A Testing Question

In order to stave off the heart-wrenching absence of Formula One, I’ve taken part in the Viva F1 swap shop. I’ve written a piece for the guys at Viva F1 and I’m hosting the talents of Joe Ryland, who runs F1 Heaven. So dig in, share it about and enjoy! A Testing Question Almost every … Continue reading

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