There is little doubt the start of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship has proved a stern test for Audi Sport Team Joest racer Oliver Jarvis. Yet as Jarvis approaches the 83rd 24 Heures du Mans, the Englishman reveals that rather than be disheartened with early season form, he is excited for the challenge ahead. Recently, TheMotorsportArchive.com caught up with Jarvis to hear his thoughts on Le Mans, teammates and finding his path.
This week's Hungarian Grand Prix will mark four years since Jaime Alguersuari became the youngest ever driver in the Formula One World Championship. Now pushing two years since he was drop-kicked from F1, Yet Alguersuari's story could well be about to repeat itself for one young Russian should lessons learned be forgotten. Enter stage right, Sergey Sirotkin.
At a time when Formula One teams are readying their launch efforts for the season ahead, Williams, Marussia, McLaren and Mercedes have made significant changes to their personnel.
What an incredible weekend for motorsport. A great deal of which was snuggled up in front of the television, while trying to rid myself of a cold and a bad back.
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.
Oh the joys of poor weather. This has been a long two-and-a-bit days and it may be officially two-and-a-half by the time I get in the door.
And so it goes to Abu Dhabi. After eighteen races, the Championship will be decided at the final turn at the plush Yas Marina circuit thanks to a stellar driver from Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.
In the searing Sao Paulo sun, the Red Bull pair of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber led the standings in the opening day of the weekend.
It took a while - a long while in fact, but despite delay after delay after delay, the inaugural Korean Grand Prix eventually ran its course. Eventually, after running for 2 hours and 48 minutes, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso crossed the chequered flag to take not only the race win, but the lead in the Championship … Continue reading 2010 Korean Grand Prix (Yeongam, Round 17, Oct 24th)
It was very close, but the Korean International Circuit was just about ready as cars hit the track for first practice on Friday morning. As expected, the Yeongam circuit was covered in a shroud of dust and dirt, making it difficult for the teams and drivers to get set-up absolutely right and set representative times.
It all seemed so easy. Having topped both Friday practice sessions and taken pole position in the delayed qualifying, Sebastian Vettel stormed to an emphatic victory in this morning's Japanese Grand Prix in conditions that couldn't be more different to yesterday's wash out. It was enough to bring the 23-year-old German right back into the … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka, Round 16 Race, October 10th)
Free Practice 1 Both McLaren and Red Bull arrived at the Suzuka International Racing Course with multiple upgrades for the challengers. With the title run-in now reaching boiling point, McLaren brought new front and rear wings, an upgraded floor and an improved f-duct, whereas Red Bull showed up with evolutions of the front and rear … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka, Round 16, October 8th)
Championships are won over the course of a long, gruelling season, but every so often a drive stands out that defines that title. Today Fernando Alonso delivered just such a drive and took a step closer to burying his guilt-touched victory at Marina Bay in 2008. It was close though. In fact, the margin of … Continue reading 2010 Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay, Round 15, September 26th)
2010 Italian Grand Prix Coming into the 2010 Italian Grand Prix, it looked as if the title battle was down to just Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton. However, once the chequered flag dropped at Monza, the five-way battle had once again reopened as Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel pulled themselves back into contention … Continue reading 2010 Italian Grand Prix (Monza, Round 14, September 12th)
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)
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)
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)
It was hot and it was humid for the first day of the British Grand Prix at the revamped Silverstone circuit. As the 2010 Formula 1 season crosses the halfway point, the battle up front is just as hot, if not more so than the oppressive sun above. Friday As with most sessions this season, … Continue reading 2010 British Grand Prix (Silverstone, Round 10, July 9th – 11th)
2009 was the first time in over twenty years that Formula 1 did not visit North America and for all concerned, it was a mistake - not only did it leave the teams and manufacturers worried about an increasingly ignored market, it left the many fans in North America without a race in a 2000-mile … Continue reading 2010 Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal, Round 8, June 11th-13th)
When the gates open at Istanbul Park circuit on Friday morning for first practice, a few anticipated that the attendance would be fairly low, but I wonder how many would have guessed so few would be in the grandstands during the day. So bare were the viewing areas, it would be impossible to ignore the … Continue reading 2010 Turkish Grand Prix (Istanbul, Round 7, May 28th-30th)