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

Half Term Rookie Report: Jean-Eric Vergne

Career Stats: Jean-Eric Vergne Having the Red Bull logo painted on to your helmet is by no means a guarentee of success, in fact of late it is considered more of a poisoned chalice. Since Vettel shocked the community with a win from pole in Monza, the following Toro Rosso drivers have had a tough … 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: Jean-Éric Vergne

Life as a Red Bull sponsored driver isn’t as easy as it sounds, yes you might have the hottest team in Formula One behind you and access to one of the biggest energy drinks around, but if you can’t deliver at the highest levels you’ll soon find yourself cast aside. They strive to be the … 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

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