Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Mick Schumacher:

Mick Schumacher enjoyed his demonstration run ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his father’s first victory in Formula One. It was an emotional day for the 18-year-old Schumacher as well as for the Schumacher supporters all over the world, who got the chance to see Mick driving on of his father's old cars. "It was great. It was a pleasure for me to be able to drive and it was emotional and fun and amazing", […]

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Should Mercedes have split strategies to beat Ferrari?

Ferrari came to Hungary needing a strong win after the huge setback of Silverstone and they got it, thanks to some determined team play and some clear-sighted tactics. Mercedes, on the back foot after qualifying, considered various opportunities to attack but were hamstrung by Lewis Hamilton with a poor start getting stuck behind Max Verstappen for the opening stint. The strategists’ mantra at Budapest is ‘dodge things that lose you time’, such as blue flags, slower traffic and poor starts that leave you behind a […]

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

The Hungarian GP in pictures

A selection of the best pictures from the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend at Hungaroring. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="106" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="166" thumbnail_height="95" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="32" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="1" show_all_in_lightbox="1" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show as slideshow]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Why did the Silverstone race end as it did?

The British Grand Prix turned out to be a dominant win for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, but the strategy that underlined the rest of the race outcome was fascinating as teams were caught in two minds whether to go with two stops or one. And many, having opted for the latter due to low degradation in the opening stint, found themselves with tyre problems at the end of the race. Ferrari suffered two costly tyre failures in the closing stages. Vettel pitted early to undercut […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How big was Safety Car's role in Baku's results

This year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix was highly eventful and although the three drivers who stood on the podium had been through a lot to get there, the strategy talking points were not the obvious ones. Last year every one was surprised at how few incidents there were on the new Grand Prix street track in Baku. A high-speed street track lined with walls and some very tight sections, the indications were that this would be a race punctuated by Safety Cars and maybe a red […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Did Ferrari favoured Vettel over Raikkonen?

Looking back over the last few years’ Monaco Grands Prix, a pattern emerges, where a strategy call has decided the outcome and some controversial decisions have been at the heart of it. Last year was Red Bull’s misstep on Ricciardo’s strategy and then an error in the pit stop itself, in 2015 Lewis Hamilton lost the race on a bad strategy call, in 2014 he was angry because Mercedes stopped both cars on the same lap behind the Safety Car, giving him no chance to […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hamilton's victory, an open goal from Ferrari

This was one of the best races from a race strategy point of view for years. Like last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, strategy decided the outcome, but the two main protagonists, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel also surpassed themselves, with heroic drives, making it a truly memorable race. Here we will analyse the momentous decisions that dictated the outcome, at how the pendulum swung from one driver to another several times. And we will also look at how the lowly Sauber team managed to score its […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Il s'appelle Thomas

From agony to happiness. This is what Thomas, a six year old boy from Amiens (France) experienced during his first ever live Formula One race. The little man touched the hearts of the entire Formula One community after being broadcast crying at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix, after his racing hero crashed and retired from the race. But tears turned into smiles as Ferrari invited him and his family into the Formula One paddock, where he met Kimi Raikkonen and soon become as famous as […]

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017

2017 Spanish Grand PrixView

Formula One paddock  moves to Spain this weekend for the first European race of the year. The Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya is considered to be very representative of all the tracks Formula One visits, making it an ideal facility for testing. The track has only two sub-100 kph turns, and the layout’s mix of medium- and high-speed corners allows teams to gauge their car’s aerodynamic efficiency. Teams spent two weeks testing at the circuit prior to the start of the season. However, familiarity does not […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Was victory possible by pitting Vettel sooner?

The Russian Grand Prix was always likely to be one of those races where, with the new 2017 combination of high drag cars and low degradation tyres, overtaking would be extremely difficult and strategy games equally so. In fact it was only the fourth race in F1 history to feature no overtaking moves after the opening lap skirmishes. The key question is whether Ferrari could have manoeuvred Sebastian Vettel into a position to win the race, after losing the lead at the start to Bottas, […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Russian GP in pictures

A selection of the best pictures from the Russian Grand Prix weekend at Sochi. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="105" exclusions="12353,12354,12355,12356,12357,12358,12359,12360,12361,12362,12363,12364,12365,12366,12367,12368,12369,12370,12371,12372,12373,12374,12375,12376,12377,12378,12379" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="166" thumbnail_height="95" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="32" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="1" show_all_in_lightbox="1" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show as slideshow]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 Russian Grand PrixView

After a few days of in-season testing at Bahrain last week, Formula One moves to Sochi for the fourth round of the 2017 season, the Russian Grand Prix. The event will be held at Sochi Autodrom, a technical circuit characterised by hard braking into low-speed corners. It is also one of the longest tracks in Formula One, as only Spa-Francorchamps (7.004 kilometers), Baku City Circuit (6.006 kilometers) and Silverstone (5.891 kilometers) are longer. In total, there are 12 right-hand and six left-hand corners, with a 650-meter straight between the first […]