Rookie Report 2011: Paul di Resta

Photo credit: Force India

Is he, isn’t he? That was the big question on everyone’s lips since the end of last season. And today he has been announced as Adrian Sutil’s teammate for the 2011 season, replacing the outgoing Vitantonio Liuzzi. The long awaited confirmation from Force India was no doubt due to the legal issues surrounding Liuzzi’s contract, which was valid for the … Continue reading

F1 Bloggers Swap Shop: A Testing Question

In order to stave off the heart-wrenching absence of Formula One, I’ve taken part in the Viva F1 swap shop. I’ve written a piece for the guys at Viva F1 and I’m hosting the talents of Joe Ryland, who runs F1 Heaven. So dig in, share it about and enjoy! A Testing Question Almost every … 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

Off Season: Change Places!

If this is your first week back at work after the Christmas break, then spare a thought for the guys and girls in the PR offices across the F1 sphere. Those at Force India and Ferrari have been thrust into overtime, battling the media and the rumour mill since 2011 crashed into life. Barely into … Continue reading

Off Season: F1 Facial Fuzz

I’ve been in the midst of a full-blown beard debate with regards to the current crop of F1 drivers many times over the last season. The off-season seems the only time during the year that the drivers get close to ‘letting it all hang out’, ‘it’ seems to be facial hair. Some make an early … Continue reading

Red Bull Factory Tour: Part 2

Right, where did I leave you last time? Lunch is done, all F1 issues put to rest, Alonso cut down to size… First and foremost, it is rather unfair to call this place a factory, as it suggests an assembly line of carbon copies. Yes it is a slick operation; but each component, whether it … Continue reading

Red Bull Factory Tour: Part 1

“04:45! 04:45! 04:45!” Usually such a violent awakening at this time would result in the offending device being propelled into a wall; but today is different. Very different. Cajoling the car into life with de-icer and bloody-mindedness; a swift check on the phone tells me the train is already late, and the next one is cancelled. … Continue reading

411: Drivers & Teams 2011

Hope you’re coping well with the weather; trudging to work in the snow is not my favourite thing to do first thing in the morning. But once I returned home (through the sludge…snow is depressing once it’s walked on don’t you think?) I found the first sign of spring… FIA announce provisional 2011 entry list: … 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

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