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

Suzuka: Race Report

I’ll take two to go Yeah, big whoop he did it. To the packed grandstands clung an air of charmless inevitability, Sebastian Vettel became the youngest double champion, as if we didn’t already know that was going to happen. Let’s be honest, we knew as soon as he hit the track in Australia that something … Continue reading

Suzuka: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Suzuka International Racing Course, Japan Laps 53 Lap Length 5.807 km (3.61 miles) Race Length 307.471 km (191.054 miles) First Race 1987 Fastest Lap K Raikkonen 1:31.540 (McLaren, 2005) 2010 Winner S Vettel (Red Bull) Overview: This is your classic ‘figure of eight’ track layout (with a few kinks here and there), where the stretch … Continue reading

Singapore: Race Report

The Singapore Flyer So the wunderkind didn’t do it. Sebastian Vettel is not the world champion. He will never be world champion! Forgive me for getting carried away, but thanks to an unrelenting desire to stretch the championship out to the max, the title chase will now head to Japan. Thanks for the effort guys! … Continue reading

Singapore: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 The session was red flagged and delayed by half an hour to make repairs to the track. There was damage to the kerbs at turns 3 and 14 that needed instant repairs, the session was therefore cut to a single hour. With five minutes to go the session is red flagged again … Continue reading

Monza: Race Report

Who’s up for second place? The summer break cruelly takes Formula One fans away from their sport, but the return of the roaring V8 engine launches them head long into two historic tracks that offer two completely different races. This year Spa Francorchamps was a battle royale, comparable to the darkened sky of Sparta and … Continue reading

Monza: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Alonso having his front wing adjusted following his installation lap. Alonso, on the primes, is taking his time getting the tyres up to temperature. On the options Alonso is seen weaving following a fast lap. Force India: Mercedes engines are thought to be strong here, but pace at the moment doesn’t … Continue reading

Monza: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Massa is out early for an installation lap for the vast Ferrari fan filled grandstands. Massa has a higher downforce front wing, with Alonso running a Monza specific one to compare. The temperature is low this morning which should go some way in explaining their off pace results. Alonso stopped early … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Race Report

This. Is. SPA-taaaa!!! Taking a cue from Gerhard Butler’s impassioned cry, the race in Belgium was a out and out battle for supremacy. It’s a tough track where the brave and talented profit, or fall amid the oft uncertain circumstances. When they line up at the bottom of the valley, with the green of the … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Despite saying they’ve shifted focus to 2012, they’ve brought several small front wing upgrades this weekend. Massa has used 2 sets of full wets and so both drivers have done limited running to preserve tyres. Force India: Di Resta had a moment at Eau Rouge and then just leaves the track … Continue reading

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