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Australian GP, Headline, Race Reaction »

[17 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,665 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?

Testing »

[22 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,550 views]
Testing Fact File: First Barcelona Test

A round-up of the first of two tests at the Circuit de Catalunya before the season opening round in Melbourne. McLaren’s Sergio Pérez set the pace, fractionally ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, before the final day was hit by rain. Williams had perhaps the most productive week, racking up 367 laps before the wet track hampered everyone’s plans. Meanwhile, Adrian Sutil made his return to Formula One…

Headline, Qualifying, Singapore GP »

[22 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,697 views]
Stats from Marina Bay Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton clinched pole in dominant fashion, the McLaren driver’s time of 1 minute 46.362 seconds almost half a second ahead of Williams’ Pastor Maldonado who takes the second front-row slot. Only the controversial 2008 running of the Singapore Grand Prix has failed to have been won from pole position and leaves Hamilton in prime position…

Headline, Italian GP, Race Strategy »

[9 Sep 2012 | 5 Comments | 6,323 views]
Italian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix in dominant fashion, although Jenson Button’s retirement denied McLaren an even better day. Still, Red Bull saw both cars fail to finish so there was little room for complaint. The nearly universal strategy was to one-stop, starting out on the softer, medium-compound…

Headline, Italian GP, Qualifying »

[8 Sep 2012 | One Comment | 8,630 views]
Stats from Monza Qualifying

McLaren locked out the front row for the Italian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton pipped Jenson Button to pole with a time of 1 minute 24.010 seconds. Felipe Massa’s third place, however, underlined Ferrari’s potential but team mate Fernando Alonso had to settle for tenth when mechanical problems curtailed his session. The Spaniard had gone quickest in both Q1 and Q2…

Belgian GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

[2 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 5,015 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…