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

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 Thursday, June 30, 2016

Austrian Grand PrixView 2016

After back-to-back flyaways in the fan favourite of Canada and the brave new world of Baku, Formula 1 returns to its heartland this weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix, beginning a spell of four races in five weekends. The return of the Austrian Grand Prix was almost unanimously welcomed back in 2014 when Red Bull’s revival of the picturesque circuit was complete, and is now a firm fixture on the Formula 1 calendar. Nico Rosberg arrives in Austria having ended his slump with a dominant […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Feature: Rosberg moves streets ahead

The inaugural Formula 1 race around the Baku City Circuit promised much but ultimately delivered little. The supporting GP2 Series races had been littered with incidents and Safety Car periods but the Formula 1 boys behaved themselves and a clean first lap led to a large field spread, which naturally grew across the course of the afternoon. Any hopes of a Mercedes tete-a-tete dissipated following a messy qualifying session for Lewis Hamilton. The Briton had been on form throughout practice but lost his way on […]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Feature: Hamilton's gain, Ferrari's pain

Was this a race in which Ferrari snatched defeat from the jaws of victory? For a second successive weekend Lewis Hamilton mastered a one-stop strategy to profit over a rival with an advantage, while once more Ferrari failed to capitalise on an opportunity which came its way. Around the high-speed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve it was expected that the battle would be between the two Mercedes drivers, but Red Bull’s progress and Ferrari’s form – aided by an upgraded turbocharger – indicated that a three-way fight […]

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016

2016 Canadian Grand PrixView

Formula 1 travels across the Atlantic this weekend for the 47th Canadian Grand Prix, which will mark the seventh round of the 2016 championship. Montreal will be the first stint of a sequence of back-to-back races this season and the first event in a series of six races within eight weeks. Montreal may be a street circuit, like Monaco, but it has vastly different characteristics, with an array of chicanes, long straights and heavy braking zones. The same tyre compounds will be used but the […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Feature: Dancing in the streets

The 2016 running of the Monaco Grand Prix was an event which two drivers deserved to win, though ultimately, the rational nature of sport meant only one could emerge victorious. This was a weekend in which both Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton were electric around the streets of the Monte Carlo and La Condamine districts of Monaco, as wet weather and strategic decisions played out in intriguing fashion. Hamilton had been supreme during Thursday morning’s opening practice session on a dirty circuit but come the […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016 Monaco Grand PrixView

Formula 1 rolls into Monaco this weekend with perhaps Max Verstappen as the only leading driver in the field with reason to be content. The friction within Mercedes’ camp burst into life as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg eliminated each other on the first lap in Spain, Daniel Ricciardo sought to take advantage only to be skewered by the wrong strategy and a puncture, while Ferrari lacked pace, and guile, as a win slipped through its fingers for the second time in 2016. In this […]