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Chinese GP, Headline, Qualifying »

[14 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,314 views]
Maiden Pole for Rosberg in China

Nico Rosberg flew to his, and the modern incarnation of Mercedes’, first ever pole in Shanghai with a blistering 1 minute 35.121s. Lewis Hamilton went second fastest, half a second adrift although he aborted his final run on fresh tyres after it was clear he wouldn’t improve his position…

Chinese GP, Free Practice Report, Headline »

[13 Apr 2012 | 8 Comments | 1,081 views]
Schumacher Tops Shanghai Free Practice

Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher went quickest on the first day of practice with a best time of 1 minute 35.973s but Lewis Hamilton, quickest in the damp first session, wasn’t far behind for McLaren and looked like he would beat it until he lost time in the final sector. Team mate Jenson Button, however, was left complaining of “way too much understeer” to his race engineer…

Australian GP, Free Practice Report, Headline »

[16 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,126 views]
Season Gets Underway in Melbourne

The season got underway under damp conditions in Melbourne, meaning it’s still anyone guess as to where anyone is in the overall pecking order. McLaren went quickest in the first session, Jenson Button pipping his team mate as the track quickly dried out. Just behind them was the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher who set the fastest lap of a wet second free practice with a late lap as the track began to dry.

Headline, Testing »

[5 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | 2,710 views]
F1 Testing: Day 4 Analysis

Here endeth pre-season testing. Kimi Raikkonen finished as he started off testing in Jerez a month ago – sitting at the top of the timesheets, this time with the fastest lap of all eight days of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. Sebastian Vettel, on the otherhand, was left propping up the table as a crash in which he damaged Red Bull’s latest front wing and gearbox problems limited him to a handful of laps.

Testing »

[1 Mar 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,777 views]
F1 Testing: Day 1 Analysis

After a disastrous second test, Lotus and Romain Grosjean returned to where they’d left off at the end of the first test – at the top of the time sheets. Meanwhile Red Bull, Ferrari and, in particular, Mercedes are already well into running long stints. That comes ahead of race simulations which, for me, are more informative than the headline-grabbing quick laps set on unknown fuel quantities.

Headline, Statistics »

[29 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 2,709 views]
Mercedes, Renault & Sauber – Q1 Analysis

Part three in the qualifying analysis series of posts takes a look at the performance of Renault, Mercedes and Sauber, three mid-field teams hoping for performance gains that will take them closer to the front.