“Reflections: ‘Lauda razor sharp in Long Beach – 1982 US Grand Prix West (Rd 3)’”

As the Formula One circus pitched up at Long Beach for the first of three American Grands Prix in 1982, the tensions between FOCA and FISA began to heat up once again following two heated meets in South Africa and Brazil.

“Reflections: ‘Prost victorious as Piquet disqualified – 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix (Rd 2)’”

With the 1982 Argentine Grand Prix lost due to lingering uncertainties within the sport, Formula One finally arrived in South America for the Brazilian Grand Prix in mid-March and although two months had passed since the infamous South African Grand Prix, ill feeling remained within the paddock and the outer reaches of Formula One itself.

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.

Mark Webber Drives the Hungaroring

Formula 1 has a huge job on its hands. Following the disastrous unfolding of last week's German Grand Prix, the sport is under scrutiny from fans, experts and the media with regards to its often poor attitude to the paying customer - whether that be money or time. The sport has once again touched rivers … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Hungaroring

Mark Webber Drives the Circuit de Catalunya

It's nearly three weeks since the Formula 1 flyaway adventure concluded and despite the best efforts of an Icelandic ash cloud, the field is now in Spain readying themselves for the beginning of the European season. The last time the teams were in Barcelona was for testing in the last days of February and at … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Circuit de Catalunya

Fuelled to the Finish (**Updated)

A funny thing happened during during the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix at the wonderful Suzuka circuit. Just before his first stop, Rubens Barrichello was following Kimi Raikkonen and gaining some ground, when he contacted race engineer Jock Clear on the team radio and asked "...do I try to pass him?" Clear responded only a moment … Continue reading Fuelled to the Finish (**Updated)

Reflection: 1983 Austrian Grand Prix (Round 11)

I must admit that my knowledge of the 1983 season is a little vague. Sandwiched in between the controversial 1982 and 1984 seasons, it is something of an anonymous year in the sport, despite the fact that the championship went down to the final race at Kyalami in South Africa. For 53 laps on the … Continue reading Reflection: 1983 Austrian Grand Prix (Round 11)