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[6 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | 16,803 views]
How Much Did Mercedes Really Learn Testing for Pirelli?

How much could Mercedes really have learned from their day testing with Pirelli at the Circuit de Catalunya? Nico Rosberg today reiterated that Mercedes learned nothing from the test and that Pirelli had complete control of the running. Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, on the other hand, insist that the test will have been a “big help.” So what’s the truth?

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[13 May 2013 | 10 Comments | 28,659 views]
Red Bull Gives You Whines

Red Bull owner, Dietrich Mateschitz is the latest to wade into the Pirelli discussion after watching Sebastian Vettel struggle to a fourth place finish in Spain. According to Autosport, the Red Bull boss was locked in a 45 minute private discussion with Bernie Ecclestone and then followed this up with scathing comments about Pirelli’s tyres.

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[22 Apr 2013 | 4 Comments | 7,844 views]
Falling Out of Love with Pirelli?

Go back to 2011 and everyone seemed to be in love with Pirelli. It was a season that featured entertaining race after entertaining race, for the first half of the year at least, even if the championship itself failed to live up to their heights. Now, four races into their third season since returning to Formula One, the relationship seems to have cooled, with a growing group criticising the tyre supplier. So what has changed?

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[26 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | 8,482 views]
Tough At The Top

Much has been written about the Malaysian Grand Prix but really, one man’s unchivalrous pass is simply other man’s ruthless desire to win. In many ways what bothered me more about Sebastian Vettel’s weekend was his performance after the race – Oscar winning it was not. However, it was events on the pitwall that most fascinated me – all-in-all, it was not a great week to be a team principal.

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[28 Feb 2013 | 5 Comments | 6,831 views]
And Then There Were 22 (Or Were There?)

Force India’s confirmation that there second seat has been filled by Adrian Sutil in preference to Jules Bianchi finalises the make up of the grid that will form up in Melbourne in 17 days time. Or does it? Rumours about the future of Luiz Razia’s drive at Marussia continue to circulate as he once again sat out testing…

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[22 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 8,271 views]
Doom and Gloom in the World of F1

While Formula One gets down to the serious business of testing its latest batch of finely tuned chargers, behind the scenes things would appear to be not so rosy. Global viewing figures are down, the last few months have been dominated by headlines bemoaning an influx of “pay drivers” and HRT finally put its hands up in surrender and was carted off by a scrap dealer. Yet is the sport really in such dire straights?