McLaren’s Jenson Button and Ferrari-man Fernando Alonso showed their flair when they registered the top times during Thursday’s respective practice sessions at Monte Carlo.
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…but what of Dani Clos?
On Monday, Formula 1 backmarkers HRT signed 23-year-old Dani Clos as their reserve and test driver for the coming season.
Schumacher quickest on day two of F1 test in Jerez
Mercedes veteran Michael Schumacher assumed the quickest time on the second day of pre-season F1 testing in Jerez.
Raikkonen tops opening day of F1 test
Former world champion, Kimi Raikkonen topped the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez yesterday.
Narain Karthikeyan and Giedo van der Garde sign on
The weekend wasn’t all about car launches, as both HRT and Caterham F1 added to their driver line-ups.
Remembering a Legend
As the climax of the 2011 World Rally Championship hits Wales this weekend, many in motorsport are keen to remember a rallying legend. Six years ago this month, the world sadly lost 2001 World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, to a brain tumour at the age of only 34.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix (Rd 7, June 12th)
Pressure. On occasion, the best know how to deliver it in spades, while sometimes the best can crack under it. The Canadian Grand Prix was no different.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix (Rd 7, Qualifying, June 11th)
Sebastian Vettel collected yet another pole position ahead of today's Canadian Grand Prix.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix (Rd 7, Free Practice 3, June 11th)
Sebastian Vettel laid down a marker for qualifying in Saturday morning practice.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix (Rd 7, Free Practice 2, June 10th)
Fernando Alonso topped what was a stuttered second practice session in Montreal.
…and the Rest?
Several weeks ago, I posted a review of Formula 1's Championship challengers. Now, as the New Year bell's approach, it's about time that I finally get to the rest of the field.
The 2011 Formula 1 World Championship Grid
This week saw the confirmation of a further five drivers in the midpack. At both Force India and Toro Rosso, both squads confirmed that they will be holding on to their current line-ups for 2011. At Sauber, GP2 Championship runner-up Sergio Perez will partner Kamui Kobayashi, leaving Nick Heidfeld out in the cold. Still to … Continue reading The 2011 Formula 1 World Championship Grid
2010 Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay, Round 15, September 24th)
Free Practice 1 As the green light flickered on at the pitlane exit, the Lotus of Heikki Kovalainen was the first to venture out on to the Marina Bay circuit. Having rained heavily some time prior to practice, intermediate tyres were the order of the early evening; however the track conditions were to change subtly … Continue reading 2010 Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay, Round 15, September 24th)
Mark Webber Drives the Marina Bay Street Circuit
Now that the European section of the 2010 Formula 1 season now a memory, the Championship moves towards its final showdown. Five races remain and there are still five drivers in with a title shout - especially following a messy Grand Prix at Monza two weeks ago for both Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton. With … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Marina Bay Street Circuit
What Now for Pedro de la Rosa?
As has been in the news since this morning, Spanish Formula 1 driver Pedro de la Rosa has been dropped from the Sauber team following Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza - he has been replaced by Nick Heidfeld. It has been a difficult year for the veteran - the 39-year-old has only had one … Continue reading What Now for Pedro de la Rosa?
“Those Who Let Us Race”
While many racing fans will speak of Ayrton Senna as the last fatality over a Grand Prix weekend, we must not forget those that died in accidents outside of the cockpit. Friday September 10th signalled the tenth anniversary of the death of track marshal, Paolo Ghislimberti.
2010 Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps, Round 13, August 29th)
2010 Belgian Grand Prix (Round 13) Sometimes it comes to you and other times it doesn't. Lewis Hamilton just missed out on pole position to Championship leader Mark Webber by 0.1 of-a-second in yesterday's qualifying session; but determination and a cool head saw the 2008 World Champion surge to a fabulous victory when it mattered … Continue reading 2010 Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps, Round 13, August 29th)
2010 Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps, Round 13, August 28th)
Free Practice 3 Despite Saturday morning starting out dry, there was not much running early in the session as the long Spa-Francorchamps circuit held onto occasion damp spots. Mark Webber used the shortened time to his advantage to secure the top time of third practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button.Hamilton returned … Continue reading 2010 Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps, Round 13, August 28th)
2010 Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring, Round 12, July 31st)
3rd Free Practice Having rained heavily overnight, the tight and twisty Hungaroring regained its green and gripless nature, but that did not stop the Red Bull's from once again romping away at the top of the time sheets. With such incredible ease, both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber lead the way with the Australian out … Continue reading 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring, Round 12, July 31st)
2010 German Grand Prix (Hockenheimring, Round 11, Jul 25th)
When Rubens Barrichello gifted Michael Schumacher victory at the A-1 Ring at the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix, the national anthems could barely be heard for the sound of booing from the crowd. It was not just that Ferrari swapped their drivers, thereby altering the result of the race, but that the Italian squad were so … Continue reading 2010 German Grand Prix (Hockenheimring, Round 11, Jul 25th)