It only took two races for four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel to claim his first Ferrari victory, but while an early safety car period played into his hands, this was by no means a lucky score.
“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.
“Carlin sign Leal for GP2 effort”
Carlin Motorsport have signed GP2 Series veteran Julián Leal for the coming season.
“Looking Back: Fuelled to the finish”
In today’s ultra-precise Formula One, it may seem almost unfathomable for a driver to run out of fuel prior to the end of a race, but in previous generations, it wasn’t a completely unusual situation.
“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.
“Agostini, Sato and Rosa fill first Auto GP seats”
Italian Formula 3 champion, Riccardo Agostini has joined Kimiya Sato [note 1} and Andrea Roda as early season signings for the Auto GP World Series.
“Lotus launch the E21”
Lotus became the first Formula One team to unveil their 2013 charger this evening.
“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.
“Harold Primat: Unwinding the drive”
Viewed often as the more quietened, contemplative souls of motorsport, those competing in endurance racing tend to go about their business with a subtle resolve. Harold Primat is an example of the "classic endurance racer".
Reflections: “Prost from the Brink – 1982 South African Grand Prix (Rd 1)”
Formula 1 loves controversy; it feeds off of it. Without the public displays of placated aggravation and sugar-coated cat calling, Formula 1 would probably fall from the public eye. At the start of 1982, Formula 1 got it very, very wrong.
IndyCar and the Non-Defence Rule
While today's IndyCar Grand Prix on the streets of Sao Paulo was certainly an interesting race, my enjoyment of the race was once again marred somewhat by the rules of the sport.
Despite several cash prizes already on offer, the Auto GP Series announced an extra incentive for its competitors over the weekend.
Heidfeld in at Renault
Formula 1 veteran Nick Heidfeld will be stepping into Robert Kubica's Renault seat for the 2011 season.
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.
Winners and Losers
After playing a staring role in the wet Italian Grand Prix in 2008, there was little doubt that the young German would eventually be Formula 1 World Champion. While the skills required to take the ultimate prize needed time to bed in and take shape, the talent was certainly present.
“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.
Going Back to America
A few hours ago, news crept out that a deal had been signed to take the Formula 1 World Championship back to America from 2012 onwards, with a possible ten year run depending on options been taken up. The venue for the race is set to be in Austin, Texas - some 190 miles south … Continue reading Going Back to America
Mark Webber Drives the Streets of Monte Carlo
With a victory at last week's Spanish Grand Prix, Red Bull's Mark Webber goes into the next race brimming with confidence and will be looking to take his Catalan boost to the streets of Monte Carlo; yet while both Monaco and Barcelona are circuits where passing is considered extremely difficult if not impossible, they could … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Streets of Monte Carlo
Interview: Karun Chandhok (Hispania Racing Formula 1 Driver)
One of the final driver signings for the 2010 Formula 1 season was Karun Chandhok, who has been paired with GP2 team mate Bruno Senna at the newly formed Hispania Racing Team. The 26 year-old is the second Indian driver to compete in Formula 1 and although he has had a rather difficult beginning to … Continue reading Interview: Karun Chandhok (Hispania Racing Formula 1 Driver)
Following the Storm
Following last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula 1 received a rather large amount of criticism from the fans, teams, drivers and media alike for what was quite a dull main event. While many relevant points have been made regarding how the new rules may have stifled overtaking, the sport must stop short of knee jerk … Continue reading Following the Storm