Valencia: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia, Spain Laps 57 Lap Length 5.419 km (3.37 miles) Race Length 308.883 km (191.931 miles) First Race 2008 Fastest Lap T Glock 1:38.683 (Toyota, 2009) 2010 Winner Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) Layout and Approach: This may be categorised as a street circuit, but it doesn’t quite hold the cache … Continue reading

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada   Laps 70 Lap Length 4.361 km (2.71 miles) Race Length 305.270 km (189.686 miles) First Race 1978 Fastest Lap R Barrichello 1:13.622 (Ferrari, 2004) 2010 Winner Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) Layout and Approach: Let’s set the scene, this is a temporary circuit constructed out of a series of … Continue reading

Monaco: What You Need to Know

So here we are, the ultimate blue ribbon race, the jewel in the F1 crown, the only race outsiders know of. Yeah, yeah, it’s the annual trip to Monaco, where the great and the good of the scary non-F1 world traverse the globe to get their picture taken with some of the best drivers in … Continue reading

Circuit de Catalunya: What You Need to Know

Plenty has go on since we departed Turkey, not least the buzz surrounding Adrian Sutil and Eric Lux (Genii Capital CEO), the latter making a criminal complaint against the German Force India driver. Sutil issued a statement regarding the incident that occurred in China following the race, “At the event something happened that was a … Continue reading

Istanbul Park: What You Need to Know

After the trip to China, a three week break seems an ideal time to kick back and relax for fans and teams alike. Relaxation is a pipe dream for anyone in the industry, Turkey signals the beginning of the European leg of the season (despite being on the Asian side of Istanbul) and also the … Continue reading

Shanghai: What You Need to Know

Things are definitely hotting up now, the combination of DRS, KERS and the new tyres gave us unprecedented levels of overtaking in Malaysia. In a single race we had more overtaking than we had in the majority of 2010, positions changed so often that journalists have called the race ‘chaotic’ and had a jab at … Continue reading

Sepang: What You Need to Know

Compared to the unrest in Bahrain and the arguments over hosting in Melbourne, the run up to the race in Malaysia seems positively boring. However this is not necessarily the case, when the race calendar was stuffed full with 20 races Malaysia was seen as the first real race, the first real challenge, and it still is … Continue reading

Albert Park: What You Need to Know

As we all know, we’re starting this season in Australia due to the civil unrest in Bahrain that started last month. A month ago today the Bahrain GP was called off officially, and the honour of being the season-opener fell into the laps of Melbourne (without the hefty fee), which may just turn their fortunes … Continue reading

Yas Marina: What You Need to Know

So here we are; the last race of the 2010 season! I know we haven’t been together for long; but I already feel we know each other well. Okay; that’s a bit too saccharine for my liking, but it’s good practice for next year. So; for the first time in F1 history we have four … Continue reading

Interlagos: What you need to know

So; the penultimate race is upon us. We’ve lasted this long, a couple more couldn’t hurt could they? Well; if Korea was anything to go by…Brazil might just tip us over the edge. Alonso could walk into Abu Dhabi with the points to clinch it, or the Red Bulls could return to their winning form. … Continue reading

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