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

The Ascension of Jenson Button

‘I can’t see a time when I might stop.’ The 2012 Formula One season unveiled many new things, stepped noses, Kimi Raikkonen, a reshuffled grid and one driver with a fresh delivery of self confidence. Opening the year with a win is simply the only way to do it as they are stamping their authority … 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

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

Singapore: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 The session was red flagged and delayed by half an hour to make repairs to the track. There was damage to the kerbs at turns 3 and 14 that needed instant repairs, the session was therefore cut to a single hour. With five minutes to go the session is red flagged again … 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

Monza: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Alonso having his front wing adjusted following his installation lap. Alonso, on the primes, is taking his time getting the tyres up to temperature. On the options Alonso is seen weaving following a fast lap. Force India: Mercedes engines are thought to be strong here, but pace at the moment doesn’t … Continue reading

In which Jenson tames Manchester

Bring on the alarm… It began with a 6am alarm call (which was slightly more bearable that the 4:45am one I had for my jaunt to the Red Bull factory last year) and as I headed towards the train I used the promise of an F1 engine tearing through the streets of Manchester as an … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Race Report

This. Is. SPA-taaaa!!! Taking a cue from Gerhard Butler’s impassioned cry, the race in Belgium was a out and out battle for supremacy. It’s a tough track where the brave and talented profit, or fall amid the oft uncertain circumstances. When they line up at the bottom of the valley, with the green of the … Continue reading

Half Term Report: Sergio Perez

The Rookie Report: Sergio Perez His entry into Formula One may have been a relatively quiet one, but when it was announced the young man from Mexico would be joining the 2010 ‘Rookie of the Year’ Kamui Kobayashi, his racing successes came to light. Highlights include a British Formula Three National title in 2007 and … Continue reading

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