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[11 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,332 views]
Red Bull Scale New Heights

Not content with dominating Formula One, Red Bull set out to cross the World’s highest drivable road in their F1 Showcar. Neel Jani was given the responsibility of negotiating the Khardung La in India which tops out at an altitude of 5,359 m (17,582 ft). To give you an idea of what is involved, while the first 24 km is paved the pass then gives out to a roadway that is primarily loose rock, dirt, and occasional rivulets of snow melt all interrupted by washouts and fallen rocks.

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[29 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 781 views]

Today is the 37th anniversary of the death of Roger Williamson during the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix. It was a senseless and in so many ways avoidable death and thank heavens safety, in particular the ways accidents are dealt with quickly, is so much better now. Safety can always be improved further in F1 but surely the risk of fires are now much smaller with emergency vehicles at hand to quickly deal with a problem. To find out more about this young and promising F1 driver, look no further than …

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[25 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 685 views]

1… New Cars
 
2… Testing Times
 
3… Ross Brawn
 
4… Brawn GP
 
5… McLaren Mercedes
 
6… Storm Clouds
 
7… Diffusers
 
8… Red Bull
 
9… Jenson Button
 
10… New Teams
 
11… Sebastian Vettel
 
12… Max Mosley
 
13… Mark Webber
 
14… Felipe Massa
 
15… BMW
 
16… Rubens Barrichello
 
17… Force India
 
18… Nelson Piquet Jr
 
19… Lewis Hamilton
 
20… Red Flags
 
21… World Champions
 
22… Jean Todt
 
23… Kamui Kobayashi
 
24… Mercedes
 
 
 
 

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[24 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 646 views]

With the season ended, it seemed it would be just a matter of time before Brawn GP announced that they had signed a new contract with Jenson Button and the remaining drivers’ seats would be decided. With negotiations seemingly stalled over the money Jenson could demand for his number one status things were moving on behind the scenes. Whilst still in talks with Jenson, Ross Brawn announced that the team which bore his name had been bought by Mercedes-Benz and would be renamed Mercedes GP, a return of the “Silver …

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[22 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 1,084 views]

In October, the much awaited vote for the Presidency of the FIA was held behind closed doors at the Associations headquarters in Paris. Two candidates had contested the post which would become vacant on the retiral of outgoing President Max Mosley; they were former Ferrari Team Principal Jean Todt and ex World Rally Champion, Ari Vatanen. As part of their campaigns, both candidates had to produce a manifesto and list of 22 members who endorsed their candidature.

Although Todt’s campaign had been given the backing of the outgoing president, Vatanen was …

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[18 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 353 views]

Back to September 2008 first and the fourteenth lap of the Singapore Grand Prix as Nelson Piquet Jr spins out in to the wall at turn seventeen, necessitating a safety car deployment. Team mate Fernando Alonso subsequently goes on to win the race as the timing of the safety car plays to his advantage.

However, it wasn’t until this year that the truth behind just how convenient the timing of the accident was, came to light. Following his dismissal from the team after the Hungarian Grand Prix, Piquet alleged that he …