A One Horse and One Bull Race

As Formula One hurtles towards the final four races of what had proved to be a turbulent season, we have been left with just two drivers battling for their third titles. The Bull and the Horse. The new kid on the block and the elder statesman. The energy drink and the historic marque. We’ve seen … Continue reading

Germany GP 2012

The Super Seven 1. Über Alonso The Fernando Alonso that fell foul of tyre degradation and Webber’s end of race pace in Silverstone prevailed here in Germany. The strategy worked for him in qualifying superbly and here it preserved and protected his race win, giving the Spaniard a comfortable lead over his closest competitors of … 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

Silverstone GP 2012

Rain, queues, Formula One. Just a typical British Summer days motor racing or course. You would think holding a race in July would guarantee a dry weekend. Not even a monsoon would stop the grandstands filling up, but no matter come race day the clouds parts and the heavens shone bright enough to dry the … Continue reading

Thou Shalt Go Forth and Promote

Money. It makes the world go around according to Liza Minelli and Joel Grey, and it has certainly made shipping Formula One around the world, to homes and circuits, a slick affair. But to get the cheque signed a sweetner must be offered, indeed the land of sponsorship is one laden with pitfalls for Bernie … Continue reading

Suzuka: Race Report

I’ll take two to go Yeah, big whoop he did it. To the packed grandstands clung an air of charmless inevitability, Sebastian Vettel became the youngest double champion, as if we didn’t already know that was going to happen. Let’s be honest, we knew as soon as he hit the track in Australia that something … Continue reading

Monza: Race Report

Who’s up for second place? The summer break cruelly takes Formula One fans away from their sport, but the return of the roaring V8 engine launches them head long into two historic tracks that offer two completely different races. This year Spa Francorchamps was a battle royale, comparable to the darkened sky of Sparta and … Continue reading

Marina’s Random, Disconnected and Mostly General Thoughts on F1… So Far

This is the second time I’ve hosted an author for the Viva F1 Blog Swap, and this time I have the pleasure of hosting Marina Richardson. It’s a perfect partnership as 2010 was her rookie year and now Marina is here to give you her view on the 2011 season so far (with just a … 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 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

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