Abu Dhabi GP 2012

Super Seven Moments of the Abu Dhabi GP 1. Celebrations from Catastrophe The race in Abu Dhabi is not one too many drivers look forward to, not vocally anyway. Considered more style over substance by many it partners Valencia as a race not to hold your breath over, however this being 2012 anything could happen, … 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

A One Horse and One Bull Race

As Formula One hurtles towards the final four races of what had proved to be a turbulent season, we have been left with just two drivers battling for their third titles. The Bull and the Horse. The new kid on the block and the elder statesman. The energy drink and the historic marque. We’ve seen … Continue reading

Japanese GP 2012

Seven moments from the Japanese GP 1. King Kobayashi There really isn’t another way to describe the Sauber driver today, when the focus had been solidly centre around his meteoric Mexican team mate he soaked up the pressure to put in a fantastic performance. A brilliant start put him ahead of Webber, which saw him … Continue reading

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

Germany GP 2012

The Super Seven 1. Über Alonso The Fernando Alonso that fell foul of tyre degradation and Webber’s end of race pace in Silverstone prevailed here in Germany. The strategy worked for him in qualifying superbly and here it preserved and protected his race win, giving the Spaniard a comfortable lead over his closest competitors of … 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

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

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: Big day in the office

Gascoyne gets a promotion: Mike Gascoyne, of Caterham F1, has been named the team’s Chief Technical Officer with immediate effect. Moving on from handling day-to-day operations of the technical department, he will now preside over the proposing, supporting and coordinating of technical initiatives, not only within the Formula One team but the GP2 team as … Continue reading

  • Archives