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[6 May 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,875 views]
Williams, Jaguar and Tata

While Williams F1 are in turmoil, with the team struggling near the back of the midfield and a major restructuring of the management in progress, one significant member of the team was missing today – Sir Frank himself. Instead, the team’s founder was in London for Jaguar’s big announcement. Jaguar has decided that it will launch the remarkable C-X75 concept car as a limited-edition, £700,000 hybrid supercar to rival the Bugatti Veyron – and it is enlisting the aid of the Williams F1 team to do it.

As it happens, a …

Chinese GP, Grand Prix View, Race Preview »

[13 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 1,569 views]
Preview – Chinese Grand Prix

Two wins from two for Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull, could be things be going any better for the team? Well the little bit of Australia which is the other side of the garage probably thinks so and that pesky KERS refuses to be everything it is supposed to be cracked up to be. However, while Christian Horner may just self-combust if one more person asks him about flexible front wings, can anyone stop them from making it three out of three?

McLaren would like to think they can. After a …

Season Preview »

[24 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,411 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…

Caption This »

[8 Feb 2011 | 26 Comments | 2,273 views]
Caption This… #6

A slightly different take on the caption contest this week. Given that Hispania have launched the F111 loaded with messages including ‘This Could Be You’ and ‘Your Logo Here’, I thought we could oblige them. So, with the sidepods at your disposal, what message do you think Hispania should carry?

Car Launch »

[8 Feb 2011 | 7 Comments | 3,123 views]
Hispania F111 Virtually Here

Well, that’s a surprise, the Hispania F111 is here. Well almost. The team have provided a first look at their second car in the form of graphics. Given that USF1 did something similar last year, maybe I shouldn’t get my hopes up too soon? Sporting a new livery straight from Hollywood, the team have at least made one step in the right direction…

The car itself has changed a lot since last year – no surprise given the complete change of design team. The F111 is the work of technical chief …

Personal musings »

[5 Feb 2011 | 6 Comments | 1,495 views]
Oh, Hispania!

I’ve been around these parts before. Once upon a time, I wrote an article for the F1 Weekender e-magazine. My subject back then was the situation regarding, as it was then known, Campos Meta 1 (now of course Hispania Racing Team), and shock horror, my subject ten months down the line is the exact same thing.

In those ten months, it has been a whirlwind for everyone involved with the project. Campos was bought by Jose Ramon Carabante, who renamed it as Hispania and then revealed the new grey coloured …