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[15 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,913 views]
2011 Macau Grand Prix Formula Three

The young drivers’ test may be taking place this week but a better place to look out for some new talent may be the Macau Grand Prix this coming weekend. The event brings together 30 leading drivers from the various national championships held around the world in order to compete for the unofficial world cup of Formula Three on the narrow, twisting Guia Circuit.

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[14 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,393 views]
Young Drivers’ Test – Runners and Riders

We actually have some in-season testing, all be it with just the one race to go and the title battles decided: Tuesday to Thursday sees the annual young drivers’ test take place at the Yas Marina with a mix of drivers from Britain, France, Finland, Venezuela, Canada and the USA amongst other places. Pirelli will also be bring their new profiled 2012 tyres, so there will be some serious business for the teams to get down to. Here’s who’ll be present this week…

Headline, New Driver, Personal musings »

[24 Aug 2011 | 6 Comments | 2,483 views]
Dependable d’Ambrosio

So far, in 2011, Jérôme d’Ambrosio has patiently gone about his business at the back of the grid. It has been a performance that is probably best described as circumspect rather than spectacular but it has done the job. As he heads into his home Grand Prix, what does the future hold for the Belgian?

New Driver, Statistics »

[19 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,528 views]

Being a bit of a Star Trek fan the name Kobayashi always brings to mind the training exercise that’s meant to offer Star Fleet training cadets the opportunity to test their resolve and decision making skills in a no-win scenario known as the Kobayashi Maru… bit like F1 really! So is Kamui destined for Star Fleet admiralty or his he just a space cadet? Let’s see.

Kamui Kobayashi, the fourth of the new drivers I’ve analysed, following on from Vitaly Petrov and Hispania’s Karun Chandok and Bruno Senna takes on experienced …

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[14 Jul 2009 | 8 Comments | 3,962 views]

It seems all but confirmed that Sebastien Bourdais has been dropped by Toro Rosso, the team seemingly waiting until after this weekend to announce that Spain’s Jaime Alguersuari (a name I’m going to be permanently having to copy and paste for the rest of the year) will be taking over – before that he has one last World Series by Renault race to look forward to at Le Mans.

So, Sebastien Bourdais? Or Jaime Alguersuari? Actually, before we get to that, I thought we’d better compare Bourdais to his team mate …