Abu Dhabi Young Drivers Test Round Up

Day One Position Driver Team Time Laps 1 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 1:42.661 40 2 Antonio Felix da Costa Red Bull 1:42.717 79 3 Gary Paffett McLaren 1:43.407 44 4 Robin Frijns Sauber 1:43.775 78 5 Nicolas Prost Lotus 1:44.194 52 6 Luiz Razia Toro Rosso 1:44.691 67 7 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1:45.936 57 … Continue reading

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

Young Driver Test: Day Three

Day three timesheets: Morning: Pos. Driver Nat. Team Time Laps 1 Jean-Eric Vergne FRA Red Bull 1:38.917  – 2 Jules Bianchi FRA Ferrari 1:41.347  – 3 Oliver Turvey GBR McLaren 1:42.346  – 4 Max Chilton GBR Force India 1:42.618  – 5 Alexander Rossi USA Team Lotus 1:44.381  – 6 Esteban Gutierrez MEX Sauber 1:44.531  – … Continue reading

Young Driver Test: Day Two

Day two timesheets: Morning: Pos. Driver Nat. Team Time Laps 1 Jean-Eric Vergne FRA Red Bull 1:40.188 17 2 Jules Bianchi FRA Ferrari 1:40.383 45 3 Valterri Bottas FIN Williams 1:42.548 38 4 Gary Paffett GBR McLaren 1:42.645 23 5 Esteban Gutierrez MEX Sauber 1:43.637 47 6 Sam Bird GBR Mercedes 1:43.734 43 7 Luiz … Continue reading

Young Driver Test: Day One

Day One Timesheets: Morning: Pos. Driver Nat. Team Time Laps 1 Jean-Eric Vergne FRA Red Bull 1:40.707 33 2 Jules Bianchi FRA Ferrari 1:42.632 34 3 Oliver Turvey GBR McLaren 1:43.502 35 4 Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams 1:43.816 47 5 Fabio Leimer SUI Sauber 1:44.354 34 6 Robert Wickens CAN Renault 1:44.579 29 7 Rodolfo … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 The teams were provided with 2 sets of development tyres, that sit between the current soft and super soft compounds. Ferrari: Massa’s front wing kicked up some spark as his runs over a kerb, but at least it wasn’t flapping about. Alonso has his rear wing changed ( has a slight bow … Continue reading

Young Driver Test: Line Up

The young driver test is a great place for future hopefuls to showcase their skills to the world as they take a step closer to joining the Formula One grid. Some have already been signed up in test driver roles, Czech driver Jan Charouz is one of Renault’s many third drivers and will be climbing … Continue reading

411: Abu Dhabi and beyond

I say beyond as the closest race now (Bahrain) is 118 days away…so it’s would be rather prudent of me to assume that the gossip would cease altogether. In fact we are now about to get the best gossip of the year. We have officially entered the off-season (although I suspect that Red Bull are … Continue reading

Yas Marina: Race Day

So here we are. This is it. This. Is. It. No second chances; no way of regaining points in the next race, nothing else to do but race. Hard. After qualifying; it would only be a brave person to bet against Alonso. But some might be willing to…two F1 legends for example. During a great … Continue reading

Yas Marina: Qualifying

Qualification time! As you’re perfectly aware this is late (and you can reprimand me for it; I deserve it!) as I was off on a jolly; which was somewhat disappointing. Even though I made numerous promises to myself that I would resist temptation and wait until I returned to check it out. I failed big … Continue reading

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