“Today is about Porsche and Mark Webber”

Outspoken. Tough. Emotional. Number Two Driver. It’s not hard to imagine who’s being described here. For some, Mark Webber is the boy from Down Under done good with a feel good outback to on-track story. For others Mark Webber is the nearly man, moaning and whingeing his way slowly to the front of the grid. … Continue reading

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Webber vs. Vettel: Multi 21-gate

Turkey 2010, a single incident there changed the course of Webber and Vettel’s relationship, only ever professional at the best of times it turned toxic in a single decision by Vettel to overtake. Webber lost a win and Vettel retired early. It spawned a terrible PR photo opportunity headlined ‘Shit Happens’ but things were never … Continue reading

Indian GP 2012

Seven Super Moments of the Indian GP 1. A Fourth to be Reckoned With It’s hard to argue that Vettel is nothing other than a strong force within Formula One at the moment, the combination of his natural and innate skill and a team fully behind him is something that has others quaking in their … Continue reading

Half Term Rookie Report: Jean-Eric Vergne

Career Stats: Jean-Eric Vergne Having the Red Bull logo painted on to your helmet is by no means a guarentee of success, in fact of late it is considered more of a poisoned chalice. Since Vettel shocked the community with a win from pole in Monza, the following Toro Rosso drivers have had a tough … Continue reading

2011 Launches: Part 1

Today is the first day of the new season, so Happy New Year to you! Festivities out of the way, let’s get down to the business of what the new year brings. This is the first chance the teams gets to put rubber on the track after a long off-season since the sun set in … 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

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

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