Bahrain, Headline, Race Strategy »

By Mav | 21 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 18,128 views
Bahrain GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

A fairly straight forward win for Sebastian Vettel saw all the interesting stuff happening behind him – sound familiar? Adopting the favoured strategy of three stops for hard tyres after starting out on the medium compound, it was interesting to note that the next four finishers all deviated from this approach…

Chinese GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

By Mav | 15 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 31,037 views
Chinese GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

A masterful victory from Fernando Alonso kept him out of the strategic battles going on behind and, at points in the race, around him. Taking the projected approach to the race of a three-stopper after starting on the soft tyre compound, the Ferrari driver took control of the race after coming out ahead of pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton in the first round of pit stops.

Headline, Personal musings »

By Mav | 26 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | 7,224 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.

Headline, Malaysian GP, Race Strategy »

By Mav | 25 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 4,526 views
Malaysian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

A controversial race in Malaysia saw the drivers start out on the intermediate compound. However, once the track started to dry out and the teams switched to slicks after a few laps, it produced a wide range of strategies with a further three stops the preferred route to the chequered flag.

Safety, Video »

By Viva F1 | 19 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,762 views
Hamilton versus Rosberg and Seatbelts

In the first of a series of Grand Prix Insights, Mercedes AMG engineer Aldo Costa demonstrates seatbelt technology. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go head-to-head in a friendly competition to settle the question: “who really is faster?” although a stewards inquiry may be in order.

Australian GP, Headline, Race Reaction »

By Mav | 17 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,199 views
After The Dust Has Settled Down Under

In the end, the Australian Grand Prix didn’t turn into the Red Bull dominated affair that many feared after being the runaway stars of Sunday’s delayed qualifying shoot-out. Kimi Raikkonen and Lotus F1 took firm control of the race while Ferrari possibly should have had both drivers ahead of Sebastian Vettel rather than just Fernando Alonso. But what does this mean for the season ahead?

Australian GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

By Mav | 17 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | 5,959 views
Australian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

The first race of the season and Pirelli’s latest development of its tyre compounds held up better than some forecast, delivering the mix of two and three-stop strategies that the Italian manufacturer promised. Kimi Raikkonen’s victory owed much to the preservation power of the Lotus as his nearest rivals couldn’t compete with his two-stop run to the chequered flag.

Australian GP, Season Preview »

By Mav | 13 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 4,683 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.