“Daniel Ricciardo, Tangled Webs, and the McLaren Conundrum”

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”

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 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.