Brazil GP 2012

Super Seven Moments of the Brazilian GP 1. A Worthy Champion There will be arguments about this for months. possibly years to come (Formula One fans have long memories after all) about whether or not Vettel was a worthy champion. Although after such an unpredictable season a new winner wouldn’t have been sniffed at, Vettel … Continue reading

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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

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

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

Spa-Francorchamps: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Despite saying they’ve shifted focus to 2012, they’ve brought several small front wing upgrades this weekend. Massa has used 2 sets of full wets and so both drivers have done limited running to preserve tyres. Force India: Di Resta had a moment at Eau Rouge and then just leaves the track … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Massa complains of something (possibly his helmet) giving him a lot of push and being heavy, he comes into the pitstop for a new front wing and returns to the track. Lots of flo-vis paints on the rear wing and a closer look at the  Ferrari shows a reprofiled windscreen, Massa … Continue reading

Nürburgring: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Nürburgring, Germany Laps 60 Lap Length 5.148 km (3.199 miles) Race Length 308.863 km (191.91 miles) First Race 1984 Fastest Lap M Schumacher 1:29.468 (Ferrari, 2004) 2009 Winner Mark Webber (Red Bull) Let’s get this straight, this is not the monster 14-mile rollercoaster ride that held this race until 1976, this is a … Continue reading

Monaco: What You Need to Know

So here we are, the ultimate blue ribbon race, the jewel in the F1 crown, the only race outsiders know of. Yeah, yeah, it’s the annual trip to Monaco, where the great and the good of the scary non-F1 world traverse the globe to get their picture taken with some of the best drivers in … Continue reading

Albert Park: What You Need to Know

As we all know, we’re starting this season in Australia due to the civil unrest in Bahrain that started last month. A month ago today the Bahrain GP was called off officially, and the honour of being the season-opener fell into the laps of Melbourne (without the hefty fee), which may just turn their fortunes … Continue reading

411: Is there a doctor in the house?

Maybe this post should be categorised under 911, instead of 411. We haven’t even finished the winter testing schedule yet, but already this year seems to be under considerable strain, will this rocky start be indicative of the season to come? Endless waiting is not helped by endless obstacles. I know we like a good … Continue reading

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