Sauber revealed last night that reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi is to stay on in place of Pascal Wehrlein for this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix. Citing a lack of fitness following a truncated pre-season, Wehrlein withdrew from the Australian Grand Prix after Free Practice 2 – a situation born out of Race of Champions crash in … Continue reading “Giovinazzi stays on for Chinese Grand Prix”
“McLaren: A race through gritted teeth”
If their performance at Australian Grand Prix is anything to go by, McLaren-Honda’s winter of discontent looks set to add Spring, Summer and Autumn to that mix, but it is not all doom and gloom at Woking. While Fernando Alonso drove what he felt was one of the drives of his career and was happy … Continue reading “McLaren: A race through gritted teeth”
“Australian GP: McLaren take stock amidst struggles”
Fans who were so eagerly anticipating the renewed McLaren/Honda love affair should have been aware as to how tricky things might be at the start, but few in their wildest nightmares would have predicted yesterday’s horror show. In dreams, it was never supposed to be like this. The veteran Jenson Button ended the day 11th and last and two laps adrift of the victorious Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), while substitute teammate Kevin Magnussen never even made the start.
“Thoughts on McLaren, Honda and success”
After the brief winter break, Formula One teams began unveiling their 2015 machines last week. However unlike last year, when a brand new set of technical regulations made sure attentions were focused with each new machine, this year’s cars – with their technical evolutions, as opposed to revolutions – have commanded fewer column inches or digital space.
“Vandoorne and Izawa fill ART GP2 line-up”
Rising Belgian star Stoffel Vandoorne has made a move to the GP2 Series with ART Grand Prix.
Many who follow this blog may be keenly aware of my appreciation of the history of motorsport, as well as more modern endeavours. It is through the channels of history that one can build a sense the direction for the future – of course that only works if one is clever enough to learn from one’s errors.
2011 IndyCar Milwaukee 225 (Rd 7, June 19th)
Returning to the famed Milwaukee Mile, Chip Ganassi's Dario Franchitti surged to his third victory of the IndyCar season to draw him level on points with Penske's Will Power.
2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Rd 5, May 29th)
No one saw Dan Wheldon coming; especially not his former team Panther Racing and rookie pilot JR Hildebrand. When the Hildebrand drew through the final turns in the lead of the 2011 Indianapolis 500, how exactly did Wheldon still manage to win it - or more precisely, how was the race lost? Admittedly, it probably … Continue reading 2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Rd 5, May 29th)
2011 IndyCar Honda GP of Alabama (Rd 2, April 10th)
Will Power took his first IndyCar win of the 2011 season and also the points lead following a dominant display at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
A Paint Job
Having brought in Hollywood vehicle concept designer Daniel Simon, images emerged this morning of a potential livery for Hispania Racing's new car.
Reflections: “Clark dominates at Clermont-Ferrand – 1965 French Grand Prix (Rd 4)”
Before the 1965 French Grand Prix, Lotus driver Jim Clark was quietly confident. After three rounds, the legendary Scot had a three-point advantage over BRM's Graham Hill when they arrived at Clermont-Ferrand. With skill and smoothness a premium at the French circuit, Clark possessed an advantage that often superseded the superb engineering of his nimble Lotus 33. In the race, he would made it look so easy.
Are Firestone Jumping Off the IndyCar Ship?
Rumblings emerged this evening about the status of Firestone as the sole tyre supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series beyond the end of this year.
2010 IZOD IndyCar Season Review
Dario Franchitti What is left to say about Dario Franchitti? A third title and a second Indy 500 win added much to the reputation of the popular Scot. Despite trailing Will Power for the length of the season, a steady string of podiums, including wins at Mid-Ohio and Chicagoland were enough to overhaul the Penske … Continue reading 2010 IZOD IndyCar Season Review
…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.
Q&A Session: Justin Wilson (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, IZOD IndyCar Series)
With 2010 slowly grinding to a halt as Christmas approaches, I got in contact with Justin to see how he was getting on.
Lotus Dives in to IndyCar
Yesterday evening the IZOD IndyCar Series received further boost when it was confirmed that Group Lotus are to enter as an engine manufacturer from 2012.
IndyCar and Chevrolet: Together Again
This afternoon, the IZOD IndyCar Series received a major boost when American car manufacturer General Motors, announced that they are rejoin the series in 2012 under the Chevrolet banner.
Where to, Felipe?
When Felipe Massa pull aside for Fernando Alonso at the Hockenheimring in July, it signalled more than just an unwilling acceptance of team orders at Ferrari, but may indeed have signposted the end of Massa’s time as a driver in a top team.
“Grand Designs: John Hugenholtz”
With its series of high speed esses, the long curving Spoon corner, the balls-to-the-wall sweep that is 130R and the infamous end of lap chicane, Suzuka International Racing Course stands out as one of the most dramatic circuits on the Formula 1 calender today.
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?