Italian GP 2012

Seven Moments of the Italian GP 1. Ferocious Ferrari This is the sort of slicing through the grid some drivers can only dream of, Fernando Alonso again had a fantastic start a took on any driver who he found himself behind. Making up four places in a couple of laps, Schumacher held him up for … 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

China GP 2012

This is the type of race you should record and have on your person to show those who label Formula One as ‘boring’, and ‘just cars going around in circles’ (the latter of course being geometrically inaccurate). Lines of cars battling over positions lap after lap, overtaking consistently and more than enough comparisons to the … Continue reading

Singapore: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Overnight repairs were made to the troublesome kerbs around the track. After the kerbs at turn 3 and 14 were removed, white lines were painted to denoted the edge of the track, however they have been warned not to stray over it too often by the FIA. Ferrari: Both drivers are late … Continue reading

F1 Bromances: I Love you, Man

bro·mance noun \ˈbrō-ˌman(t)s\ : a close nonsexual friendship between men — It’s not exactly hard to see that ‘bromance’ is the combination of ‘brother’ and ‘romance’, and although widely credited with coining the Hollywood buzz word, David Carnie is not exactly sure if he invented the word at all, or even used in in Big … Continue reading

Strike a Pose: F1 Driver Guide

Vogue, let your body move to the music… Unless you’re Nick Heidfeld, then you can just stop it and sit down. At RookieF1 we always like to take the chance and go a little off-track when the racing pickings are slim (F1 bouffs and facial fuzz), so without the buzz of a F1 to look … Continue reading

Valencia: Race Day

Lazy Sunday Afternoon The Race: Well what can be said about this race that couldn’t be summed up in a great big long comedy snore? Okay, it wasn’t quite that bad, there were moments where you thought it could get interesting; Schumacher’s front wing got fresh with Petrov, Alonso got past Webb…wha? My bad. Jokes … Continue reading

Interlagos: Free Practice 3

Some say Saturday is the most important day of the race weekend as it contains the qualifying session in the afternoon. This is where pole position is decided and this has a massive affect on race day itself; by giving yourself a good position on Sunday can make the difference between hitting the podium and … Continue reading

Korea 2010 – Wet, wild and crashing out

Well didn’t we start this weekend well? A good showing from champion leader Mark Webber during free practise; then teammate Sebastian Vettel blasted the field away with an impressive ninth pole position of the season. It all looked like par for the course; a successive Red Bull lock out at the front leading towards the … Continue reading

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