As Formula 1 has left Europe for the 2010 season, it is almost certain that many will gripe about some of the modern tracks that the series will visit over the next six weeks, while praising the gems that are Interlagos and Suzuka. Those two circuits have become treasures within the wider community of Formula … Continue reading Pining for the Green Hell
There are occasions when drivers have no choice but to rise above the elements and conditions to get that little bit extra from the car - an example being Mark Webber when the Red Bull man drove the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix with a stomach bug and famously vomited into his helmet when on the … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Race of Chicagoland (Round 11, Qualifying)
As part of Viva F1's blog swap shop, Maverick from the aforementioned site has dropped in with a sweet little post about the power and usage of engines in this years Formula 1 World Championship. Several other posts have gone up to on various sites, including: Phil Jackson writing about Felipe Massa at Viva F1; … Continue reading Guest Post: Engine Limitations
When Roland Ratzenberger hit the wall at Villeneuve corner at Imola on April 30th 1994, Formula 1 was left to face with its first competitive fatality since Ricardo Paletti at Montreal twelve years earlier.
2009 was the first time in over twenty years that Formula 1 did not visit North America and for all concerned, it was a mistake - not only did it leave the teams and manufacturers worried about an increasingly ignored market, it left the many fans in North America without a race in a 2000-mile … Continue reading 2010 Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal, Round 8, June 11th-13th)
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)
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)
An interesting post on Triple League Racing regarding an ideal Formula 1 schedule got me thinking seriously - where would I have the races run and in what order. It's taken me about three days, but based on there being 19 potential World Championship races in a season with one non-championship Grand Prix mid-season, here … Continue reading The Ideal Formula 1 Calender