A heady mix of a highly regarded and expensive, yet struggling driver, alongside the availability of a cache of youthful exuberance may be about to give McLaren a headache – albeit a good one, on the surface. But are the options available as refined or as speedy as the incumbent? “We ultimately just weren’t quick … Continue reading “Daniel Ricciardo, Tangled Webs, and the McLaren Conundrum”
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“GP2 Series: Qinghua signs on for Caterham; Calado and Dillmann set test pace”
Ma Qinghua will become the first Chinese born driver to compete in the GP2 Series this season, when he takes part in the opening round in Malaysia with Caterham.
“Force India launch the VJM06”
A lone Paul di Resta lifted the covers off of the Force India VJM06 at Silverstone yesterday.
“Button and Alonso set the Monaco pace on Thursday practice”
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.
“HRT: Moving on up”
One of the more quietly impressive performances in 2012 has come from the tiny HRT Formula 1 team.
Felipe Nasr, Josef Kral and Fabio Leimer aim for GP2 honours
Reigning British Formula 3 champion Felipe Nasr has joined DAMS in pursuit of the GP2 Series title. Josef Kral and Fabio Leimer return to the series for renewed title attempts.
…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.
Toro Rosso uncover the STR7
Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne pulled the covers off the STR7 today – Scuderia Toro Rosso’s runner for the upcoming F1 season.
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.
Aimless Ramblings About Renault / Group Lotus
When Kimi Raikkonen was announced as the lead driver for Group Lotus’ 2012 F1 push on Tuesday, Team Principal Eric Boullier was conspicuously absent.
2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Rd 18, Qualifying, Nov 12th, TV Notes)
Sebastian Vettel took his fourteenth pole position of the season at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Red Bull driver pulled a sensational effort to set a lap of 1:38.481, pushing one tenth ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in the final moments.
2011 Indian Grand Prix (Rd 17, Oct 30th, TV Notes)
Sebastian Vettel’s dream 2011 continued in New Delhi on Sunday, with the world champion scoring his 11th victory of the season.
2011 India Grand Prix (Rd 17, Qualifying, Oct 29th, TV Notes)
Sebastian Vettel claimed his thirteenth pole position of the 2011 Formula 1 season at Delhi on Saturday. It was also Red Bull’s sixteenth pole of the year – a record for a team in a single season.
2011 Indian Grand Prix (Rd 17, Free Practice 3, Oct 29th, TV Notes)
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel made the best of the dusty Jaypee International Circuit to go quickest in final practice on Saturday morning.
Creating the Tradition
With the inaugural Indian Grand now just a few days away, the circuit in Greater Noida on the outskirts of Delhi is essentially completed.
2011 Korean Grand Prix (Rd 16, Oct 16th, TV Notes)
Newly crowned Drivers Champion, Sebastian Vettel, helped Red Bull secure their second consecutive Constructor’s trophy with a victory in Yeongam last Sunday.
2011 Korean Grand Prix (Rd 16, Qualifying, Oct 15th, TV Notes)
In one one of the most frantic qualifying sessions of the season, Lewis Hamilton secured his - and McLaren's - first pole position of the season. The Englishman secured the top spot, following a determined final run, giving him a two-tenths advantage over Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.