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 […]

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

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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 […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bahrain win: a series of (un)fortunate events

The Bahrain Grand Prix was set to be a good acid test of the new F1 as it is generally one of the tracks with the most overtaking and we’ve seen strategy play a key part due to the way the tyres perform on this track. This year the battle between Mercedes and Ferrari swung Ferrari’s way due to a combination of factors, including Sebastian Vettel’s very strong pace on supersoft tyres, especially in the second stint and Mercedes’ relative weakness on them; this is […]

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017

The Bahrain GP in pictures

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Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Could Vettel have won the Chinese GP?

After the outlier of Melbourne’s street track the Chinese Grand Prix was the first opportunity in 2017 to assess the new F1 cars on a proper race track, to judge the level of overtaking and to understand better the way that race strategy has changed with the new rules. There was some close wheel to wheel action and with mixed conditions at the start, decision making was at the heart of the action. In the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, whereas in Australia […]

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017

The Chinese GP in pictures

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Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Was Ferrari's win a gift from Mercedes?

The first Grand Prix to new regulations and with wider, more robust tyres brought about a complete change of approach in race strategy. With stronger tyres Melbourne is a one-stop race and that was the case for most runners this season. But strategy is still critical to race outcomes; at the front the race victory was decided by a strategy call from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who wanted to make an early stop and as he came out behind two cars and not into a […]

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017

The Australian GP in pictures

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