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[15 May 2012 | No Comment | 1,747 views]
What a Difference a Weekend Makes

As Bahrain demonstrated, Formula One might like to think it is beyond the touch of politics but politics likes to think otherwise. No where has this been more apparent in recent times than in Venezuela. Backed by President Hugo Chavez’s socialist government, through the state-owned oil company PDVSA, Williams and Pastor Maldonado were just another pawn in Venezuelan politics…

Headline, Race Reaction, Spanish GP »

[13 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,393 views]
Maldonado Seizes Maiden Victory

Race five. Winner number five. Team number five. He has had more than his fair share of critics since joining Williams but Pastor Maldonado had the last laugh with a sensational win in Spain. Beaten off the grid by local favourite, Fernando Alonso, Williams made a perfect strategy call in order to undercut the Ferrari…

Headline, Qualifying, Spanish GP »

[13 May 2012 | 6 Comments | 2,928 views]
Maldonado Pole After Hamilton Penalised

Williams’ Pastor Maldonado pulled out a surprise front-row qualifying run in Spain with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso an almost equally surprising third. However, the Circuit de Catalunya had one more twist up its sleeve when the quickest man in qualifying, Lewis Hamilton pulled up shortly after the beating his rivals by almost six tenths of a second…

Headline, Testing »

[5 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,815 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.

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[4 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 7,381 views]
F1 Testing: Day 3 Analysis

Sergio Pérez topped the timesheets on the penultimate day of testing in Barcelona that was interrupted by rain towards the end of the session. The Sauber driver set a lap time of 1 minute 22.094 on Pirelli’s soft tyre compound – three tenths slower than the time that put him quickest on Day 3 of last year’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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[8 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | 3,250 views]
Williams Have a Car

Yesterday, the Williams FW34 was launched wheeled out of the garage and into the pitlane – yes, Williams do like to be low-key. The Oxfordshire-based outfit has been in steady decline for the last few years, culminating in a ninth-place finish last year with a total of five points – thank goodness points now go to tenth place or it would have looked even worse on paper…