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[5 Oct 2012 | 9 Comments | 2,556 views]
Schumi The Way To Go Home

Michael Schumacher will be hanging up his helmet and retiring from Formula One. Déjà vu? Almost but not quite as it’s a very different Schumacher that leaves the sport for a second time. A bit less of an aura of invincibility surrounds the German – he may be human and not half machine after all. However, that might not be all such a bad thing.

Belgian GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

[2 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 2,147 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…

German GP, Headline, Qualifying »

[21 Jul 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,931 views]
Stats from Hockenheim Qualifying

Changeable weather conditions always seem to produce exciting qualifying sessions and Hockenheim qualifying was to prove no exception. Oddly, a different tyre type was needed in each session with mediums in Q1, intermediates in Q2 and full wets in Q3 as the track became progressively wetter. Once again it was Jean-Eric Vergne who fell foul of the first cut-off, failing to progress beyond the first session for the sixth time this season, just five hundredth’s of a second behind Michael Schumacher in 17th…

Headline, Monaco GP, Qualifying »

[26 May 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,964 views]
Stats from Monaco Qualifying

Michael Schumacher on pole! Well it only lasted for a moment before the reality of the five-place grid penalty from the Spanish Grand Prix kicked in but still, even the most hardened Schumacher hater must have had a smile (if only because of the penalty!) Once again, Monaco served up a thrilling qualifying session…

Chinese GP, Free Practice Report, Headline »

[13 Apr 2012 | 8 Comments | 1,193 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…

Headline, Malaysian GP, Qualifying »

[24 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 1,061 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. ..