Force India VJM04

Force India VJM04 Drivers: (14) Adrian Sutil, (15) Paul di Resta; (Reserve) Nico Hulkenberg. Team: (Principal) Vijay Mallya, (Technical Director / Designer) Andrew Green, (Chief Operating Officer) Otmar Szafnauer. Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Y 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted. Transmission: McLaren Seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear, Electronic shift system. Weight (with … Continue reading Force India VJM04

Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing (Valencia, February 1st)

Sebastian Vettel started 2011 just as he had finished 2010, as he topped the time sheets on the first day of testing at Valencia. The reigning World Champion notched up 93 laps in the RB7 - Red Bull's newly designed and built title challenger. Vettel set a fastest lap of 1:13.769 - a lap that … Continue reading Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing (Valencia, February 1st)

Musical Chairs at Force India

The unveiling of Paul di Resta as Adrian Sutil's new teammate at Force India was probably not the most unexpected of announcements to be aired yesterday. The young Scot had found himself in the wings of the Force India garage at many of the Grand Prix in 2010 - for much of the year, it … Continue reading Musical Chairs at Force India

New Blood

There are times when the attention of the media and Formula 1 team bosses wander, as their eyes capture a precocious new talent coming into focus. These moments, when a new young hero makes themselves known to the paddock is often the same time an ageing animal begins to fall from view. It is the sport changing its guard.

2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina, Round 19, November 14th)

Sebastian Vettel drove the absolutely perfect race to win at the Yas Marina circuit and become the youngest ever Formula 1 World Champion, but Ferrari did their best to make it easy for the 23-year-old. Indeed, one could argue that Fernando Alonso’s battle was lost before the erroneous pitstop.

2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina, Round 19, November 13th)

Free Practice 3 For the second session this weekend, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel topped the timing sheets in Saturday afternoon practice; Vettel only secured the practice honours by 0.133 of-a-second over his Australian teammate, Mark Webber. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton suffered from overheating rear tyres under the afternoon sun – it did not stop the former … Continue reading 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina, Round 19, November 13th)

2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos, Round 18, November 6th)

Free Practice 3 A wet and overcast morning greeted Saturday practice at Interlagos, with some overnight rain leaving the circuit sodden.  Initially Nico Hulkenberg set the early pace in his Williams, but was eventually topped by title challengers Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso. However, by the end of the sixty minutes, it was the Renault … Continue reading 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos, Round 18, November 6th)