Winter Testing: Barcelona (1) Day 4

Driver Team Time Laps Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.282 52 Button McLaren 1:23.633 70 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:24.071 80 Bianchi Force India 1:25.732 96 Gutierrez Sauber 1:26.239 61 Van der Garde Caterham 1:27.429 50 Massa Ferrari 1:27.563 80 Webber Red Bull 1:27.616 64 Chilton Marussia 1:29.902 51 Grosjean Lotus 1:34.800 41 Bottas Williams No Time 23 Maldonado … Continue reading

Winter Testing: Barcelona (1) Day 3

Driver Team Time Laps Alonso Ferrari 1:21.875 97 Hulkenberg Sauber 1:22.160 91 Grosjean Lotus 1:22.188 119 Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.611 108 Maldonado Williams 1:22.675 79 Bottas Williams 1:22.826 68 Button McLaren 1:22.840 71 Sutil Force India 1:22.877 78 Webber Red Bull 1:23.024 108 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:23.366 106 Chilton Marussia 1:25.690 58 Van der Garde Caterham … Continue reading

Winter Testing: Barcelona (1) Day 1

All of the teams have decamped to Barcelona now and for the first time this season all cars and all drivers will be present, Alonso has taken the car he hopes to lead the rest of the field with for a spin and Williams have launched their car. But Force India have yet to announce … Continue reading

Winter Testing: Jerez Day 2

Driver Team Time Laps Grosjean Lotus 1:18.218 95 Di Resta Force India 1:19.003 95 Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:19.134 83 Webber Red Bull 1:19.338 101 Hulkenberg Sauber 1:19.502 99 Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.519 15 Perez McLaren 1:19.572 81 Massa Ferrari 1:19.914 78 Maldonado Williams 1:20.693 71 Rossiter Force India 1:21.273 19 Van der Garde Caterham 1:21.311 88 … Continue reading

The State of Play: 2013 Grid Hopefuls (Updated)

The end of any season is a nervous time for any driver, whether they are in contention to become the next world champion and are having to battle for every inch of asphalt, or on the verge of losing their seat and watch their dream come to a premature end. Concerning the latter this season … Continue reading

Silverstone GP 2012

Rain, queues, Formula One. Just a typical British Summer days motor racing or course. You would think holding a race in July would guarantee a dry weekend. Not even a monsoon would stop the grandstands filling up, but no matter come race day the clouds parts and the heavens shone bright enough to dry the … 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

Barcelona GP 2012

Back to the natural playground of Formula One, Europe has been sounding its siren call for months and finally we have returned. Barcelona, or more precisely Catalunya, played host to the first European race continuing its hospitality that it extended during the final stages of pre-season testing. Widely considered the benchmark circuit, it is supposed … Continue reading

Half Term Report: Pastor Maldonado

The Rookie Report: Pastor Maldonado He came to the Formula 1 grid with the uneasy label of being ‘the pay driver’, his substantial backing from the Venezuelan government via the state owned oil company PDVSA led some to believe it was financial motivation on Williams’ part for his debut. Although it can’t be denied that … Continue reading

Monaco GP: Race Report

Drama, drama, drama The Race: The race around the streets of Monaco is usually considered a processional, but it’s one we make an exception for. But let’s be honest Monaco is much more than a F1 race, it a massive excuse for the great and the good (and the questionable) turn up. Amongst the questionable … Continue reading

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