British GP 2013: Tyred of it

Qualifying Rosberg Webber Alonso Pole Hamilton  1:29.607 (Mercedes) Laps 52 Weather Dry Safety Car Two Results 1. Rosberg Mercedes 1:32:59.456 2. Webber Red Bull 1:33:00.221 3. Alonso Ferrari 1:33:06.580 Fastest Lap Webber Red Bull 1:33.401 Retirements Vergne Toro Rosso [35] Tyre Vettel Red Bull [41] Gearbox Penalties Rosberg Not reducing speed under yellow flags Reprimand … Continue reading

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Winter Testing: Jerez Day 4

Driver Team Time Laps Räikkönen Lotus 1:18.148 83 Bianchi Force India 1:18.175 56 Vettel Red Bull 1:18.565 96 Gutierrez Sauber 1:18.669 142 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:18.760 92 Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.905 145 Perez McLaren 1:18.944 98 Bottas Williams 1:19.851 92 De la Rosa Ferrari 1:20.316 51 Pic Caterham 1:21.105 109 Razia Marussia 1:21.226 82 Di Resta … 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 411: Tyres, Trouble and Testing

Pirelli kick-start their season: For the second year running Pirelli are the sole tyre supplier for the Formula One grid, and officially kicking off their season they have revealed the compound allocation for the first three races. Australia and China (first and third race respectively) will feature the same tyres, the P Zero Yellow (soft) … Continue reading

Shanghai: What You Need to Know

Things are definitely hotting up now, the combination of DRS, KERS and the new tyres gave us unprecedented levels of overtaking in Malaysia. In a single race we had more overtaking than we had in the majority of 2010, positions changed so often that journalists have called the race ‘chaotic’ and had a jab at … Continue reading

411: From Albert Park to Sepang

Ah, it’s great to be back isn’t it? The rumour mill is up to speed and the usual PR spin is tumbling out of the paddock, teams defend poor results, drivers justify track positions and ‘flexi’ wings are challenged. As far as season starts go this has been a notably interesting, but on the other … 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

Rookie Report 2011: Sergio Perez

The next rookie we’re taking a look at is Sergio Perez, the Mexican driver will be joining the Sauber team alongside one of last years rookies, Kamui Kobayashi. He will be replacing Nick Heidfeld, who is still looking for a seat, and brings with him substantial backing from Telmex, a large telecoms company from his … Continue reading

Off Season: Let’s do the Pirelli two stop…

The final series of private Pirelli tyre tests have come to an end in Abu Dhabi. After 140,000 litres of water-soaked the track in order for valuable wet-track data could be collected, the reports have been positive. Pedro de la Rosa completed the testing in a Toyota TF109 for the new tyre supplier, and has … 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

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