The Japanese Super Formula Championship has revealed a reconfigured calendar for the 2020 season. The rejigged schedule will see all seven rounds crammed into the final four months of the year. Following many questions and numerous delays, a new provisional calendar for the 2020 Super Formula season has been released. The provision schedule is as … Continue reading “Super Formula: Provisional Calendar Revealed” (*Updated*)
Sunday morning’s Japanese Grand Prix opened the door to another series of “what ifs” in what has been a topsy-turvy second half to the 2019 season. The only guarantee was that Mercedes is still very much the dominant force at the top-level of motorsport. What if Sebastian Vettel had not botched the start, thereby not … Continue reading “F1: Bad Strategies Found Fumbling in the Dark”
It has been confirmed today Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi passed away at the Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice.
Fernando Alonso’s crash on the final day of the second pre-season Formula One test at Barcelona did more than take him out of the rest of the running. It gave a speedy rise to unfounded speculation and exaggeration. It also displayed how sensitive the sport still is to developing stories surrounding driver care.
Hindsight and reflection can be both beautiful and cruel things, but it can do much to lend an eye to solutions, while also exposing certain impracticalities of a situation.
Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton may have won this morning’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, but the accident suffered by Jules Bianchi on lap 43 prior to Dunlop Curve rendered that mute.
Michael Schumacher announced his final retirement from Formula 1 at Suzuka this morning.
Yesterday, the FIA released a controversial provisional calendar for the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship. As well as being reinstated for later this year, the Bahrain Grand Prix will retake its position as the season opener next March. The following week will see the Grand Prix circus make the long, long trip to Melbourne.Sepang and … Continue reading Formula 1 Expands its 2012 Calendar
With yesterday's confirmation that the Bahrain Grand Prix has been postponed, the 2011 Formula 1 calendar is back down to nineteen races. But what next?
Several weeks ago, I posted a review of Formula 1's Championship challengers. Now, as the New Year bell's approach, it's about time that I finally get to the rest of the field.
At the beginning of yesterday morning's Korean Grand Prix, the race was held stationary for over an hour as organisers assessed what were, in reality, crazy conditions. Such was the lack of drainage from the Yeongam circuit, that spray was a large problem, despite there not being excessive rain.
It took a while - a long while in fact, but despite delay after delay after delay, the inaugural Korean Grand Prix eventually ran its course. Eventually, after running for 2 hours and 48 minutes, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso crossed the chequered flag to take not only the race win, but the lead in the Championship … Continue reading 2010 Korean Grand Prix (Yeongam, Round 17, Oct 24th)
Cool and dry was the order of the day come Saturday morning at Yeongam for the start of the second day at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix.
Following his dominant display at Suzuka ten days ago, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel will take to Korea International Circuit this weekend hoping for more of the same.
It all seemed so easy. Having topped both Friday practice sessions and taken pole position in the delayed qualifying, Sebastian Vettel stormed to an emphatic victory in this morning's Japanese Grand Prix in conditions that couldn't be more different to yesterday's wash out. It was enough to bring the 23-year-old German right back into the … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka, Round 16 Race, October 10th)
Qualifying Sebastian Vettel secured his eighth pole position of the season, with Red Bull taking their seventh front row lock out; however Vettel's conversion rate to wins this season has been quite poor. Mark Webber found himself only 0.07 of-a-second shy of the German once the final ten minute session ran its course. Lewis Hamilton … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka, Round 16 Qualifying, October 10th)
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.
Free Practice 3 Rain, rain, rain. As the morning practice got under way, rivers of water ran across parts of the circuit, ensuring that next to no running was completed. Jaime Alguersuari had an off exited the chicane, just prior to the start of his first timed lap. Eventually he and Timo Glock were the … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka, Round 16, October 9th)
Free Practice 1 Both McLaren and Red Bull arrived at the Suzuka International Racing Course with multiple upgrades for the challengers. With the title run-in now reaching boiling point, McLaren brought new front and rear wings, an upgraded floor and an improved f-duct, whereas Red Bull showed up with evolutions of the front and rear … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka, Round 16, October 8th)
Fernando Alonso's victory at Marina Bay eleven days ago (along with his win at Monza a fortnight previous) has lifted the double-World Champion right into the heart of the title battle. In fact with only four rounds remaining, the Spaniard is now only 11 points shy of Championship leader Mark Webber. Although he hasn't won … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Suzuka International Racing Course