George Russell may not have won the Sakhir Grand Prix on Sunday, but his efforts in replacing Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes may have formerly confirmed his potential. It may have also gone a great distance to settling his driver from 2022 onward. “Very quick, very tidy. Great potential.” As the 2015 European Formula 3 season … Continue reading “George Russell: The Art of Winning – In Spite of Losing”
Simon Roberts will join Williams Racing from June 1st as Managing Director of their F1 programme.
Robert Kubica’s decision to leave Williams at the end of this season may prove to be the final hurrah for the Polish driver. It is a sad epilogue for a driver who looked so promising and whose potential was unfulfilled. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. Such has been the … Continue reading “F1: For Kubica and the Fairytale, the Dream is Over”
Williams duo Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll topped a wet and meaningless FP3 session at Monza this morning. With the track sodden following several hours of constant rainfall, only seven drivers set times, with the rest of the field completing installation laps before returning to the pits. Thanks to the cool conditions and with no … Continue reading “F1: Rain renders meaningless FP3 session”
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”
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took the fastest time in this morning’s final free practice for the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne.
DAMS duo Pierre Gasly and Alex Lynn headed days one and two of the first GP2 Series pre-season test in Abu Dhabi, with Status GP’s Richie Stanaway quickest on day three.
Formula One rookie Felipe Nasr emerged positive from his first test with Sauber, but urged caution as the second four-day stint approaches.
It was far from the best of seasons at Maranello. Rather being the champions or contenders that they used to be in Formula One, Ferrari were mere bit players through 2014.
Friday evening at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi and with both free practices complete, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have yet to emerge to the awaiting media at the back of the team garage.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this evening and with it his 2nd world championship title.
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.
If Carlin Motorsport’s Felipe Nasr is to really push for this year’s GP2 Series title, then consistency needs to run parallel to his more obvious speed. Admittedly on this occasion, there was precious little the Brazilian could do about the lost points on Saturday; however one cannot escape the fact that since series leader Jolyon Palmer’s last victory in Monaco in May, Nasr has only outscored the Briton by six points.
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?
Since the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, there has been some talk about the team orders delivered to Williams driver Felipe Massa toward the end of the race.
Felipe Nasr and Nathanaël Berthon have signed on for their third GP2 Series campaigns with Carlin and Venezuela GP Lazarus respectively.
The second annual Zoom F1 proved a roaring success on Friday evening, with the charity auction raising over £20,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Former Formula One designer Sergio Rinland has joined Auto GP’s Puma 3 M-Sport team for the 2014 season.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel cruises to Belgian success; Bird and Calado take GP2 spoils in Spa; Kvyat and Sims take first GP3 victories”
Who knows? Maybe the good ol' days were not as good as we like to remember.