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

The Webber 180°

“I’m high on confidence at the moment and firing on all cylinders.” It was only a matter of months ago that the clouds were rolling in on Mark Webber’s career, the media vultures were circling and ready to call time on what had been a somewhat interesting career. Starting out in the popular backmarker team … Continue reading

#RedBullHomeRun

The off season. Troops of Formula One fans huddled around camp fires, stoking the flames with morsels of rumours, driver swaps and circuit changes. It is a testing time for Formula One fans, most of the year is taken up with high octane racing; pre, post and rumour. Then we’re thrust into the dark, alone … Continue reading

Half Term Report: Daniel Ricciardo

The Rookie Report: Daniel Ricciardo Rising through the ranks with the substantial backing of the Red Bull Junior Team sponsorship programme, Daniel Ricciardo’s name has floated about the paddock for some time. Spotted by Red Bull he joined the books in 2008, he remains on them to this day as he races for Hispania after … Continue reading

Happy 100th to me!

Yes, this is the 100th post on Rookie F1! When I started this I had no idea quite what I was letting myself in for, I hardly expected to wake up in the middle of the night with an idea for a blog, or for that matter find myself switching the laptop on to write … Continue reading

Oh I do like a Red Bull by the seaside!

“I really like that hoody. With the sun and the two bulls coming in like that.” Sometimes a simply innocent sentence can set the tone for the day. It’s not a particularly surprising observation, given that it was made within twenty minutes of entering the Red Bull Speed Jam, but perhaps the reason it epitomises … Continue reading

Silverstone: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Despite limited running Alonso puts in some decent laps and spends some time leading the pack before the rain, then concretes his position before being usurped by Vettel. Force India: Yet another practice session where di Resta goes faster than Sutil. Hispania: Liuzzi is out early and goes for a small … Continue reading

Valencia: Race Day

Lazy Sunday Afternoon The Race: Well what can be said about this race that couldn’t be summed up in a great big long comedy snore? Okay, it wasn’t quite that bad, there were moments where you thought it could get interesting; Schumacher’s front wing got fresh with Petrov, Alonso got past Webb…wha? My bad. Jokes … Continue reading

Canada: Race Report

Push the Button for  Wacky Races The Race: There’s no other way to describe the lunacy that we witnessed today, from start to finish it was the Formula One equivalent of a midlife crisis. Brushing the sleep from their eyes after sliding back the curtains, the Gilles Villeneuve circuit was drenched, as if overnight someone … 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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