Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How Ferrari missed the podium in Suzuka

This year’s Japanese Grand Prix was one of only three in the last 25 years where all cars finished, making it a tough race in which to make progress, especially if you weren’t running towards the front. It was also unusual for a Suzuka event in not featuring either a Safety Car or a Virtual Safety car, to mix up the race and offer some strategic dice rolling opportunities. But there were some major talking points about the decisions that were taken with Ferrari again […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016 Japanese Grand PrixView

Formula 1 travels from Malaysia to Japan this week to one of the legendary circuits on the calendar that will host the 17th round of the championship. Drivers will take the challenge of an old-school track that is fast, technical, difficult but really fun to drive. With a top speed of almost 340kph, Suzuka records one of the highest speeds seen in the second part of the season. As demanding and unforgiving as it is, it brings plenty satisfaction to the drivers when they manage […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Could Red Bull beat Hamilton in Sepang?

One of the best Grands Prix of the season featured close racing, heartbreak for Lewis Hamilton with a late race engine failure and a fascinating strategic battle at the heart of it, as Red Bull challenged Mercedes in a war game. For the second season in a row the dominant Mercedes team did not win in Malaysia, as Nico Rosberg fell to 21st at the start and Red Bull split the strategies across its two cars to attack Hamilton. There is much to digest and […]

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Malaysian Grand PrixView

The paddock turns its sights to Sepang International Circuit this weekend, the purpose-built Formula 1 racetrack outside Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur. After fifteen editions held in spring, the Malaysian Grand Prix returns to its original October spot on the calendar, same as on its debut in 1999. This first part of a double-header with Japan next week will be held on one of the most technical circuits, that combines long straights with tight and complex corners. Sepang has often been the scene of on-track […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Could Singapore have had a different winner?

This year’s Singapore Grand Prix was one of the most interesting races of the season from a strategy point of view. It showed that when the performance of the leading cars is closely matched, the strategy possibilities created by having three different tyre compounds make for unpredictable racing and close finishes. There was a great deal of variation in the decisions made before and during the Grand Prix and some big decisions to be analysed, which gained places for some and cost places for others. […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

2016 Singapore Grand PrixView

Formula 1 paddock moves from the shortest race of the year in terms of duration to the longest event on the calendar. It’s the Singapore Grand Prix, an event embraced by the drivers despite its tough challenges in terms of track and weather conditions. As much as the Singapore Grand Prix is run at night for aesthetic purposes, nighttime is the coolest time for drivers and spectators alike. Nonetheless, temperatures inside the racecar can reach 60 degrees Celsius. With the barriers so close to the […]

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016

What could F1 takeover mean for the sport?

It’s not every day you switch on your TV or open your web browser, to discover one of the world’s biggest sporting series has been taken over by new owners. This week, such an occasion took place as Liberty Media bought Formula 1, for just over six billion pounds. It had been well rumoured among F1 regulars before the official confirmation came through late on Wednesday night. The deal itself is very interesting and exciting for the future of the sport. Now owned by a […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Monza results decided by tyre strategy

It doesn’t happen often that a Formula 1 Grand Prix is won on a Saturday, but that was the case with this Italian Grand Prix. Mercedes took the opportunity to qualify on Soft tyres, rather than SuperSofts, so they could start the race on them and do a one-stop strategy. No one else did this. Was that something that Ferrari and Red Bull could have managed also? And if they had, would they have been able to get a better result, given that Lewis Hamilton […]

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 Italian Grand PrixView

Formula 1’s European season will end in style this weekend at a circuit steeped in history and in a moment when the title battle is more alive than ever. It’s the Italian Grand Prix at magical Monza, the fastest track of the season where drivers will be reaching speeds up to 340 km/h. The Italian Grand Prix was part of the inaugural Formula 1 championship back in 1950 and has been held every year since, same as the British GP. The first event was held […]

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 Belgian Grand PrixView

Spa-Francorchamps needs no introduction and is maybe the perfect venue to come to after the summer break. It is the home of the Belgian Grand Prix, an event that usually produces an incredible spectacle for the thousands of fans that travels there from all over Europe. There are plenty to think about at this event like strategy, tyres, Eau Rouge with its high speed and sudden elevation change or the technically demanding corners. And last but not least the notoriously changeable weather. This circuit holds a […]

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ericsson: ‘We can still finish in points’

This Formula 1 season must feel like a copy of 2014 for Sauber. The team is now at the very bottom of the Constructors’ Championship and has yet to score a single point in 2016. The last time the outfit finished a race within the points was 10 months ago at the United States Grand Prix. caught up with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson to discuss the team’s lack of performance and how this impacts his own development as a driver. The Swedish driver is used […]

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016

Kvyat: 'No-one can delete the past' chats with Daniil Kvyat about the infamous Red Bull seat swap and his experiences with Toro Rosso