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Australian GP, Season Preview »

[13 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 2,952 views]
Runners and Riders for the Australian GP

Just 22 drivers line-up on the grid this season (although HRT had a habit of missing the Australian Grand Prix anyway) with several new faces amongst them as well as a shuffle of pilots between teams.

Headline, Season Preview »

[6 Mar 2013 | 6 Comments | 10,961 views]
2013 Formula One Season Guide

Welcome to the Viva F1 2013 Formula One Season Guide – the calendar, spotters guide to the cars and drivers, and the main changes for the upcoming season all wrapped up in one handy, hi-resolution picture…

Grand Prix View, Headline, Rules and Regulations, Season Preview »

[11 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,769 views]
What’s New For 2012?

Despite the raft of “ugly” noses that appeared as 2012’s new cars were revealed, there have been few changes to the technical regulations. Instead, it is new (and not so new) names that mark the biggest change on the grid this season with a series of driver changes as well as Lotus becoming Caterham, Renault going the other direction and Virgin now Marussia. So what other changes should you look out for in 2012?

Season Preview »

[24 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,404 views]
2011: Team Analysis

With the last opportunity for the teams to put their machinery to the test on the track ahead of the opening race now gone, we take a look at how the teams have faired. We analyse their prospects for the new season and highlight some potential weaknesses…

Rules and Regulations, Season Preview »

[24 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 2,363 views]
2011: Rule Changes

With a new tyre supplier, adjustable rear wings, stricter qualifying standard and the return of KERS, to name but a few of 2011’s new rules, there is plenty for teams and fans alike to get used to this year…

107% qualifying rule
During the first phase of qualifying, drivers failing to set a lap within 107% of the fastest Q1 time will not be allowed to start the race, except in exceptional circumstances, such as wet weather. Of course, the rule may not even be necessary, Virgin would have been caught out …

Headline, History, Season Preview »

[21 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | 4,279 views]
The 1.5 Litre Era

While the new season awaits with new tyres, new technology and new rules, 50 years ago, Formula One was going through even bigger changes. 1961 saw a new formula and it wasn’t without controversy. The 2.5 litre formula was gone to be replaced by smaller, less-powerful 1.5 litre power-plants…