Valtteri Bottas finished 5th in this year’s Formula 1 Driver’s Championship, a long way distant of team leader and champion Lewis Hamilton. Has the highly rated Finn been broken or is something else holding him back? ---- “When it's so close, you start to think about every lap and every corner after the race, trying … Continue reading “Defining Valtteri”
Rene Rast remarkable end-of-season run continued at the Hockenheimring today when he took his sixth consecutive victory, but it was not enough to wrestle the title from Gary Paffett. BMW’s Marco Wittmann came home 2nd, with Paffett securing 3rd to ensure all three marques appeared on the podium – an ideal result for Mercedes, who … Continue reading “DTM: Rast takes record sixth straight win, but Paffett claims title”
Sebastian Vettel’s and Ferrari’s descent from Formula One championship contenders to also-rans since July has been painful to watch. But is this form truly a surprise or the reality of a team and driver combination having reached their Level of Incompetence? There is a concept known as The Peter Principle, more commonly known today as … Continue reading “Thoughts on The Peter Principle and Ferrari”
Mercedes racer Dani Juncadella took his maiden DTM win at Brands Hatch this afternoon, but had to come from behind to do it. Augusto Farfus secured his first podium of the season, ahead of Lucas Auer (Mercedes). From pole, the Spaniard Juncadella initially lost the lead to teammate Auer and Audi man Rene Rast, dropping … Continue reading “Juncadella takes first DTM win at Brands Hatch”
Dani Juncadella secured his 2nd DTM pole position of the 2018 season with a stellar late effort to dislodge Lucas Auer to ensure an all-Mercedes front row at Brands Hatch. Reigning champion Rene Rast took 3rd on the grid in his Audi R5 DTM, while Philip Eng placed his BMW 4th bringing all three manufacturers … Continue reading “DTM: Juncadella secures Brands Race 1 Pole”
From some absurd Friday showers, the night has folded into a warm, beautiful sunny morning. The damp streaks, marked so starkly with dark patches – obvious offline – was soon to be swept and scrubbed dry by fierce German technology.
Motopark’s Dan Ticktum scored his second FIA European Formula 3 win of the season at the Norisring this afternoon, beating teammate Jüri Vips by just 0.057s across the line. Marcus Armstrong came home 3rd to score another podium in his Prema Powerteam entry and take the points lead. In yet another chaotic race interrupted by … Continue reading “FIA F3: Ticktum scores super-close win in Norisring finale”
Jüri Vips secured his first European Formula 3 victory in a chaotic race at the Norisring this morning. In his Motopark machine, Vips headed championship leader Enaam Ahmed (Hitech Bullfrog GP) and Marcus Armstrong (Prema Powerteam) to complete an all-rookie podium. Starting 4th, the Estonian enjoyed a reasonable start, only for the race to be … Continue reading “Vips takes first FIA F3 win at chaotic Norisring”
Eduardo Mortara claimed his 2nd win of the DTM season at Norisring on Saturday. Gary Paffett came home next to make it a Mercedes 1-2, while Marco Wittmann took the final podium spot in his BMW M4.