Chinese GP 2013: Alonso Outclasses the Field

Qualifying Hamilton Räikkönen Alonso Pole Hamilton  1:34.484 (Mercedes) Laps 56 Weather Dry Safety Car None Results 1. Alonso Ferrari 1:36:26.945 2. Räikkönen Lotus 1:36:37.113 3. Hamilton Mercedes 1:36:39.267 Fastest Lap Vettel Red Bull 1:29.274 Retirements Gutierrez Sauber [4] Accident Sutil Force India [5] Accident Webber Red Bull [15] Wheel Rosberg Mercedes [21] Suspension Penalties Gutierrez … Continue reading

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Winter Testing: Barcelona (1) Day 2

Driver Team Time Laps Perez McLaren 1:21.848 97 Vettel Red Bull 1:22.197 84 Räikkönen Lotus 1:22.697 43 Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.726 121 Alonso Ferrari 1:23.247 76 Bottas Williams 1:23.561 98 Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:23.718 70 Di Resta Force India 1:23.971 62 Hulkenberg Sauber 1:24.205 88 Chilton Marussia 1:25.115 67 Pic Caterham 1:26.243 102 On a chilly … Continue reading

Winter Testing: Barcelona (1) Day 1

All of the teams have decamped to Barcelona now and for the first time this season all cars and all drivers will be present, Alonso has taken the car he hopes to lead the rest of the field with for a spin and Williams have launched their car. But Force India have yet to announce … Continue reading

Winter Testing: Jerez Day 2

Driver Team Time Laps Grosjean Lotus 1:18.218 95 Di Resta Force India 1:19.003 95 Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:19.134 83 Webber Red Bull 1:19.338 101 Hulkenberg Sauber 1:19.502 99 Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.519 15 Perez McLaren 1:19.572 81 Massa Ferrari 1:19.914 78 Maldonado Williams 1:20.693 71 Rossiter Force India 1:21.273 19 Van der Garde Caterham 1:21.311 88 … Continue reading

Winter Testing: Jerez Day 1

And so begins the foray into the 2013 season, and although no one was given a trophy there was still the chance to finish on top. But this being the first day in the almost all new cars (Williams have brought a revised 2012 spec car with them) there have been a few teething problems. … 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 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

Half Term Report: Daniel Ricciardo

The Rookie Report: Daniel Ricciardo Rising through the ranks with the substantial backing of the Red Bull Junior Team sponsorship programme, Daniel Ricciardo’s name has floated about the paddock for some time. Spotted by Red Bull he joined the books in 2008, he remains on them to this day as he races for Hispania after … Continue reading

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