“Today is about Porsche and Mark Webber”

Outspoken. Tough. Emotional. Number Two Driver. It’s not hard to imagine who’s being described here. For some, Mark Webber is the boy from Down Under done good with a feel good outback to on-track story. For others Mark Webber is the nearly man, moaning and whingeing his way slowly to the front of the grid. … Continue reading

The Webber 180°

“I’m high on confidence at the moment and firing on all cylinders.” It was only a matter of months ago that the clouds were rolling in on Mark Webber’s career, the media vultures were circling and ready to call time on what had been a somewhat interesting career. Starting out in the popular backmarker team … Continue reading


The off season. Troops of Formula One fans huddled around camp fires, stoking the flames with morsels of rumours, driver swaps and circuit changes. It is a testing time for Formula One fans, most of the year is taken up with high octane racing; pre, post and rumour. Then we’re thrust into the dark, alone … Continue reading

Silverstone: Race Report

Call in the Maintainance Men The Race: There was definitely a theme this weekend, one of renewal. Renewal of Silverstone itself with a £28 million makeover of the pit complex, and a revised track layout from the dramatic in 2010 to the switcharoo of the start/finish line. Renewal of the fighting spirit, Fernando Alonso’s win … Continue reading

Because You’re Worth It!

We had a look at Formula One beards last year, and this insight into that crop of facial fuzz has coincided a seemingly unstoppable interest into what drivers wear on their chins. It’s gotten so big it’s left the realms of the internet and reached out into reality, #F1BEARDWATCH has been out on tour and … Continue reading

Red Bull Factory Tour: Part 2

Right, where did I leave you last time? Lunch is done, all F1 issues put to rest, Alonso cut down to size… First and foremost, it is rather unfair to call this place a factory, as it suggests an assembly line of carbon copies. Yes it is a slick operation; but each component, whether it … Continue reading

411: Awards, Battles & Crashgate

I’m still in countdown mode (4 days!) but there is vital gossip to be discussed! Lotus and Renault is still being ironed out; Mark Webber’s book has hit the proverbial fan and Fernando Alonso has dedicated his face to Jenson Button. Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious?: Another development in the Lotus and Renault saga; this … Continue reading

Yas Marina: Free Practice 1

I wake up (late…so much for saying the drivers can’t be caught napping!) to Twitter being lit alight with shock at the weather. The McLaren garage was quoted as saying that they told Hamilton not to worry about the rain. Maybe they jinxed it because everyone was squawking about the rain (which turned out to … Continue reading

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