Meet the Rookies: 2013

Although there is yet to be a full quota of Formula One drivers named to fill the 2013 grid at this moment of time, there are two new names among those already signed up for the new season. In one of the most unpredictable and exciting season of recent times Charles Pic and Jean-Eric Vergne … 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

2011 Launches: Part 2

We’ve had the majority of the launches now (part 1 is here), but there are a few stragglers to round up as we head ever closer to the second test in Jerez. Even without bias, it would be hard to ignore the hype surrounding the highly anticipated launch of McLaren’s 2011 effort. The MP4-26 interest would … Continue reading

Off Season: The Little Guys

Ah the little guys, small fry, minnows…call them what you will, but last years rookies are sticking around for 2011. They started life as Virgin Racing, Lotus Racing and Hispania Racing Team, this year they return as Marussia Virgin Racing, Team Lotus (? – at the moment) and Hispania Racing Team (hopefully). They signed up … Continue reading

Off Season: FOTA Finish

The most notable piece of news to surface this week is that HRT have not paid their membership fee to FOTA (Formula One Team Association) for the upcoming season. With all the chatter regarding the team’s less than ideal financial situation, it may seem that they do not have the means to cough up the … Continue reading

The Pirelli Test

With the end of the 61st season we bid farewell to the fly-away; getting up at 5am to watch qualifying and wishing we were there (unless you were, and if so I’m extremely jealous!). We also said so long to Bridgestone. Bridgestone has been the sole tire supplier since 2007 after Michelin pulled out. Deciding not … Continue reading

The Season: 2010

The dust has barely set in Abu Dhabi and there’s already talk of the 2011 season. It’s 16 weeks away; but that’s Formula One for you. This is a sport that lives in the future. But allow me this one discretion and I’ll wrap up the past season for you. The past is reserved for nostalgia and … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi Young Drivers Test

The young drivers test is an excellent end to an exciting year; it’s for any driver that hasn’t completed more than two F1 races. A great opportunity to see the vision of the future; and for some that future comes quicker than most. Pastor Maldonado has been tipped to take over the empty seat that … Continue reading

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