Lando Norris’ comment regarding his lack of sympathy for drivers on the edge of losing their drive may have come across as brutal, but it was nothing if not honest. To admonish him would betray the truth exposed on track and Norris deserves better than that.
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”
Rumours are rife that Renault may be ready to announce Fernando Alonso to replace the departing Daniel Ricciardo on Wednesday. But is this indicative of Renault’s need for experience amidst restructure or something far more banal? It may have slipped by many in recent months, but as it stands, there is still a vacant seat … Continue reading “OPINION: F1 – Renault Driver Selection is Symptom of Banality Disguised as Ambition”
Lewis Hamilton came through from 5th on the grid to win the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday, but it required some luck, skill and a start line crash that took out three of the top four qualifiers. In a race peppered with safety car periods, Daniel Ricciardo drove well to score a podium in his ailing … Continue reading “F1: A five-star Hamilton victory, as Vettel blows it”
On paper, Red Bull’s pace in yesterday’s free practice sessions at Monza looks set to cast the Milton Keynes team into a lonely battle for 5th and 6th. But a range of penalties – due to mechanical maladies – means Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen may have far more interesting races than originally expected. Come … Continue reading “F1: Red Bull cut a lonely pace, ahead of busy race”
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes struck back at Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari to win the Chinese Grand Prix this morning. Vettel did eventually take 2nd place after early-race strategy cast him adrift at the bottom of the top six early doors. Max Vertsapen made it three manufacturers on the podium in a race partially dictated by … Continue reading “Chinese GP: “Hamilton tastes success in Shanghai”
Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix weekend went took another severe hit following his crash during yesterday’s qualifying session.
Lewis Hamilton claimed the 62nd pole position of his Formula One career at Albert Park, Melbourne this morning.
Lewis Hamilton topped the opening practice session of the 2017 Formula One season at Albert Park. The Mercedes driver registered a best lap of 1:24.220s on the Pirelli ultrasoft tyres to gap teammate Valtteri Bottas by over half-a-second.
Yesterday was a positive day for Formula One rookies Felipe Nasr, Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen as the Sauber and Toro Rosso debutants made their presence felt in Melbourne.
Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey, believes Mercedes are once again leading the Formula One charge for the world championship this year. Speaking in Jerez during the opening pre-season test last week, Newey claimed that the current engine dominated formula offers Mercedes a huge advantage, ahead of their Renault, Ferrari and Honda-powered competitors.
To say that Daniel Ricciardo came of age this year would be one thing. Truth be told, the Australian was exceptional for most of the season.
Both of the Red Bull Racing machines have been excluded from the qualifying session for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Saturday morning’s surprise move by Red Bull to announce Sebastian Vettel’s departure, as well as the promotion of Daniil Kvyat to the “first team” may have closed doors for one famous Spaniard. But Vettel’s defection to Ferrari may also have saved the Formula One career of another Spaniard, - Carlos Sainz Jr - who is tantalisingly close to tasting success in Formula Renault 3.5 Series.
Leading British motorsport squad, Carlin Racing, have announced a new academy programme to focus on developing young drivers.
Much has been made over the last few days about the titanic crash between Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez on the last lap of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Both drivers took to social media to blame the other, but according to the stewards Perez was deemed the guilty party and handed a grid penalty for the next race in Austria. With the dust now beginning to settle, Williams must face the additional question – should Massa have been that position at all?
Malaysian racer Jazeman Jaafar has joined Formula Renault 3.5 squad ISR for what will be his second season in the Formula One feeder category.
Jake Dennis and Spike Goddard solidified their seats in this year’s FIA European F3 Championship yesterday.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel cruises to Belgian success; Bird and Calado take GP2 spoils in Spa; Kvyat and Sims take first GP3 victories”
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Rosberg triumphs at Monaco; Kanaan takes Indy; Dempsey grabs astonishing Lights victory”