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 Thursday, November 10, 2016

2016 Brazilian Grand PrixView

Teams and drivers will travel to São Paulo this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2016 Formula 1 Championship. As Lewis Hamilton won the previous two rounds in USA and Mexico, the title battle is still open between the two Mercedes drivers going into this race. The Brazilian Grand Prix is one of the most exciting events on the calendar due to the undulating nature of the circuit that has always produced great racing as well as to the enthusiastic Brazilian fans. The track […]

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 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 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 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. F1Zone.net 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'

F1Zone.net chats with Daniil Kvyat about the infamous Red Bull seat swap and his experiences with Toro Rosso

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016

The title path and how Ferrari beat Red Bull with a slower car

The season finale was packed with drama and tension, especially at the end as Lewis Hamilton tried everything to change his situation and win the world championship. His personal strategy was clear, meanwhile team race strategy decisions had a huge bearing on what happened behind him, with Red Bull trying to win the race using a different strategy gambit, but getting caught out by some excellent work by Ferrari. The Scuderia beat Red Bull despite having a slower car, thanks to strategy. Here’s the inside […]

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016

German Grand PrixView 2016

The Formula 1 fraternity has made the short hop straight from Budapest to Hockenheim for the 12th round of the season, the final event before the four-week summer break. The German Grand Prix was absent from the 2015 calendar due to contractual issues between Hockenheim and Nürburgring but the former will play host to the 2016 event this weekend, albeit with its future on the Formula 1 calendar still unclear. Lewis Hamilton arrives in Germany as the championship leader for the first time in 2016, […]

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

How Mercedes avoided Red Bull's trap

The US Grand Prix was not one of the most exciting races of the season, but the strategic side was very interesting, with Red Bull continuing to probe Mercedes in a chess game; they might have split the two Silver Arrows had they had more luck with a Virtual Safety Car, triggered by one of their drivers to the detriment of the other. Meanwhile further back some important results were achieved for Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz by a combination of brilliant driving and decision-making. […]