India: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi, India Laps 60 Lap Length 5.137 km (3.192 miles) Race Length 307.249 km (190.916 miles) First Race 2011 Fastest Lap N/A 2010 Winner N/A Overview: We go from one unknown quantity (Korea) to another here in India. The New Delhi circuit hasn’t been with a few teething problems that … Continue reading

Singapore: Race Report

The Singapore Flyer So the wunderkind didn’t do it. Sebastian Vettel is not the world champion. He will never be world champion! Forgive me for getting carried away, but thanks to an unrelenting desire to stretch the championship out to the max, the title chase will now head to Japan. Thanks for the effort guys! … Continue reading

Happy 100th to me!

Yes, this is the 100th post on Rookie F1! When I started this I had no idea quite what I was letting myself in for, I hardly expected to wake up in the middle of the night with an idea for a blog, or for that matter find myself switching the laptop on to write … Continue reading

Half Term Report: Pastor Maldonado

The Rookie Report: Pastor Maldonado He came to the Formula 1 grid with the uneasy label of being ‘the pay driver’, his substantial backing from the Venezuelan government via the state owned oil company PDVSA led some to believe it was financial motivation on Williams’ part for his debut. Although it can’t be denied that … Continue reading

Hungaroring: Race Report

Once upon a time there was a boy named Button… The Race: …and on a track far far away he climbed into his shiny silver rocket. Being clever and smart he darted to and fro, here and there and on the lightest of feet he ran as fast he could to rescue the magical flag … Continue reading

Hungaroring: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Massa had a scare at the chicane where he almost dumped the car into a tyre wall. The weather is playing into their hands, the track was around 35ºC which suit the Ferrari’s preference for warmer, softer tyres. Force India: di Resta’s car had balance changes made overnight and will be … Continue reading

Hungaroring: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: The flames on Alonso’s birthday cake have had an effect on his car, when he returned to the garage fire extinguishers were deployed on the back of his car. Massa is getting to grips with a new front wing. Alonso gets into his rhythm with an hour to go and gets … Continue reading

Hungaroring: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary Laps 70 Lap Length 4.381 km (2.72 miles) Race Length 306.630 km ( miles) First Race 1986 Fastest Lap M Schumacher 1:19.071 (Ferrari, 2004) 2010 Winner Mark Webber (Red Bull) Layout: The drivers have to put in a tremendous amount of work to get the track up to speed before … 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

Albert Park: 1, 2, 3…Qually

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Fernando Alonso looked in good form, he finished the day in P3, close to the time of rival Vettel. But teammate Felipe Massa ended in an off-pace P11. Force India: Last years Brazilian pole sitter Nico Hulkenberg took Paul di Resta’s car for a spin and took P18. Adrian Sutil finished … Continue reading

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