With Formula 1’s first visit to India now in the books, the pack shuffle on to Abu Dhabi and Brazil for the final two events of the year. Not that it was noticed, things other than the Grand Prix occurred over the course of the weekend.
Sebastian Vettel claimed his thirteenth pole position of the 2011 Formula 1 season at Delhi on Saturday. It was also Red Bull’s sixteenth pole of the year – a record for a team in a single season.
Newly crowned Drivers Champion, Sebastian Vettel, helped Red Bull secure their second consecutive Constructor’s trophy with a victory in Yeongam last Sunday.
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.
Jenson Button topped the third free practice for the Korean Grand Prix on Saturday.
Lewis Hamilton topped a greasy second practice for the Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam on Friday. The McLaren ace set his quickest run (1:50.828) in the opening thirty minutes, with only teammate Jenson Button getting close. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was 3rd, albeit 1.8 seconds slower than Hamilton, with Fernando Alonso (Ferrari, 4th) a further … Continue reading 2011 Korean Grand Prix (Rd 16, Free Practice 2, Oct 14th, TV Notes)
Michael Schumacher topped a sodden first practice session in Korea on Friday.
This coming weekend sees the British Formula 3 Series join up with the Formula 3 International Trophy at the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
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
The Jaypee International Race Circuit in Greater Noida, India appears to be coming together at a rapid pace.
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?
The USA and Formula 1 have had a turbulent relationship for the past three decades. Back in the days when the US Grand Prix was held every year at Watkins Glen, a steady trickle of drivers from the States tried their hand in F1; however the intervening years has seen that relationship weakened considerably.
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.
The 2010 Korea Super Prix has been cancelled, with the activation of Force Majeure being cited as a reason.
There are times when the attention of the media and Formula 1 team bosses wander, as their eyes capture a precocious new talent coming into focus. These moments, when a new young hero makes themselves known to the paddock is often the same time an ageing animal begins to fall from view. It is the sport changing its guard.
After playing a staring role in the wet Italian Grand Prix in 2008, there was little doubt that the young German would eventually be Formula 1 World Champion. While the skills required to take the ultimate prize needed time to bed in and take shape, the talent was certainly present.
In the searing Sao Paulo sun, the Red Bull pair of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber led the standings in the opening day of the weekend.
How quickly it all changes... With only two races remaining in this stunning Formula 1 season, the pendulum has swung once more in favour of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Victory in Yeongam at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix gave the Spaniard a late lead in the World Championship standings, despite being virtually out of it following … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Autódromo José Carlos Pace
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)