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

Hungarian GP 2012

Seven Moments of the Hungarian GP 1. Hamilton Hungary for the title It was his race to lose this weekend, and where others have crumbled under the pressure Hamilton soaked it up and used it as fuel. Unassailable during all but one practice session he breezed through qualifying to claim McLaren’s 150th pole position, and … 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

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

Canada GP 2012

The Gilles Villeneuve circuit always offers the drivers a chance to have a great race. It’s a challenging track with plenty of opportunities to make a mistake, meaning that concentration is high for the duration, ensuring they avoid the Wall of Champions for 70 laps, and all manner of local critters too. Super Seven Moments: … Continue reading

Championship favourite still unknown…but why?

Introducing a new regular feature on Rookie F1 from Matthew Turnbull (@MATTfishboxEFC) Not since 1983 has the first five races of a season been won by five different drivers from five different teams and with no clear sign of the leading contender, who is in pole position for the 2012 World championship title. After such … 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

India: Race Report

We almost had it all To quote the talented songstress Adele, “We almost had it all.” We really nearly did have the perfect weekend of Formula One at the brand spanking new Buddh International Circuit. With the track finally finished and the gates opened for the paying public for the first time, there was a … Continue reading

India: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 The session was red flagged due to a stray dog getting onto the track while Karun Chandhok is running. The track is also quite dusty from a combination of smog and construction matter. Ferrari: The team have drenched the front wing of Massa. Alonso has a tribute to both Simoncelli and Wheldon … 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

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