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Belgian GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

[2 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 2,357 views]
Belgian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

Despite rumours circulated by certain members of the German press that Red Bull were calling for mandatory three stops such was the degree of tyre degradation reportedly observed during qualifying, Jenson Button dominated the Belgian Grand Prix from start to finish via just a solitary visit to the pit lane. Two tyre changes were the norm, however, although ironically, it was Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel who overcame a poor start by also making the single pit stop…

Headline, History »

[3 Aug 2012 | 9 Comments | 19,514 views]
F1 Tales: I Hope Nobody Saw That

You might think a driver with Michael Schumacher’s experience would be able to remember where he was parked just minutes ago but alas, as they formed the grid in Hungary, it wasn’t the case. It’s far from the first time it has happened but then maybe the seven times World Champion missed all the fun from his usual position up at the sharp end of the grid. And the grid is just the starting point for drivers to find themselves in embarrassing situations…

Chinese GP, Headline, Race Reaction »

[15 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 1,477 views]
Rosberg’s Shanghai Surprise

What was that about tyre degradation? Mercedes defied expectations by dominating the Chinese Grand Prix and providing Rosberg junior with his first Grand Prix victory – the first for the Mercedes’ works team since Fangio dominated the 1955 season. Behind him, Sebastian Vettel slipped from second to fifth in the closing laps as Jenson Button took second and Lewis Hamilton completed the podium for the third race in a row.

Headline, Malaysian GP, Qualifying »

[24 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 1,183 views]
Hamilton Secures Sepang Pole

Lewis Hamilton led McLaren’s second front-row lock-out as the Woking outfit continue to dominate qualifying. Can he reverse the fortunes of last weekend and convert that into victory? In a closely fought session, less than half a second separated the top five, impressive on a circuit with a lap time of over one and half minutes. ..

Australian GP, Headline, Race Reaction »

[18 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments | 1,902 views]
Button Opens Season With Victory

Jenson Button claimed his third victory in the Australian Grand Prix with an assured drive after a better start handed him the lead. Sebastian Vettel recovered from Red Bull’s relatively poor qualifying session to take second after luck shone on the defending champion in the form of a perfectly timed safety car handing him the chance to leapfrog Lewis Hamilton.

Australian GP, Headline, Qualifying »

[17 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,576 views]
McLaren On Top Down Under

It was all about one team in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix but it wasn’t the team that many tipped. Instead, McLaren dominated proceedings as Lewis Hamilton pipped team mate Jenson Button with a 1 minute 24.922 as the Woking-based outfit secured the front row. Romain Grosjean impressed for Lotus by going third fastest ahead of Michael Schumacher while Ferrari failed to make it through to Q3.