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.
It was suitably quiet - well, almost. One can not always capture these moments at just the right time, but at least the rustling of the leaves amidst the Autumnal trees could still be held to ear.
When Roland Ratzenberger crashed brutally during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, Formula One was forced to face mortality for the first time in eight years, but the death the following day of Ayrton Senna cast a shadow over Ratzenberger’s tragedy. Twenty years on, Ratzenberger’s memory breathes, as does his legacy. Leigh O’Gorman spoke to the drivers who raced against and knew him, as they remember Roland Ratzenberger – Formula One’s forgotten man.
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.
At a time when Formula One teams are readying their launch efforts for the season ahead, Williams, Marussia, McLaren and Mercedes have made significant changes to their personnel.
Following the 2012 season wrap up, Williams F1 revealed their driver pairing for the 2013 season yesterday: Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas.
Michael Schumacher announced his final retirement from Formula 1 at Suzuka this morning.
Spanish Grand Prix victor Pastor Maldonado endured an embarrassing accident during a celebratory run through the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.
McLaren’s Jenson Button and Ferrari-man Fernando Alonso showed their flair when they registered the top times during Thursday’s respective practice sessions at Monte Carlo.
Unlike the current Grand Prix season, the 1969 World Championship proved to be a somewhat more predictable affair.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel topped the opening day of the second pre-season F1 test at Barcelona.
Fernando Alonso set the fastest time at Jerez today, on the final day of the opening pre-season Formula 1 test.
Nico Rosberg took his Mercedes GP machine to the top of the timings on day three of Formula 1’s first pre-season test in Jerez.
Earlier on today, the Internet suffered a nuclear meltdown when images emerge of Kimi Raikkonen peddling the Renault R30 in Valencia.
Peter Gethin passed away yesterday following a long illness. He was 71 years old. Born in Surrey in early 1940, Gethin is most famous for winning the 1971 Italian Grand Prix 0.01 of-a-second ahead of Ronnie Peterson and his Cosworth-powered March.
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.
Sebastian Vettel’s dream 2011 continued in New Delhi on Sunday, with the world champion scoring his 11th victory of the season.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel made the best of the dusty Jaypee International Circuit to go quickest in final practice on Saturday morning.
McLaren and Ferrari claimed the honours following both free practice sessions for the Indian Grand Prix on Friday.
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.