Posted on Friday, April 8, 2011

“Fernando is faster than you” – Team radios in F1

Team radios have only been prominent in F1 over the past decade, but here are some of the most memorable, funny and passionate. Mark Webber: Fuji 2007 It was the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix and it was cold, very wet and rather dark as a storm gathered over the Fuji Speedway. Mark Webber – suffering from food poisoning – vomited inside his crash helmet but insisted on continuing. It’s remarkable how someone can concentrate on driving a Formula One car whilst vomiting mid-sentence and his […]

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2011

Is the testing ban good for F1?

Since the start of the 2009 season, Formula One teams have been banned from testing their cars outside of grand prix weekends. This has been met both favourable and unfavourable, depending on the team and the driver. Michael Schumacher labels it ‘ridiculous’. But is the testing ban good for Formula One, or should it be scrapped. Over 2 years since it was introduced, we take a look at the positives and the negatives. There are two main issues when it comes to the current lack […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Questions for Sergio Perez

This weekend, will be putting questions to Sauber's rookie, Sergio Perez. If you wish to ask the young Mexican a question, please post it either on the forum: F1Zone Interviews: Sergio Perez Or in the comments box below. Thank you.

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011

Facts and Stats from the Australian Grand Prix

You've watched the race, you've read the reports, but here are all the facts and stats from Sunday's opening round of the new season

Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Walk in the Park - Australian Grand Prix report

It was a different car on a different track but Sebastian Vettel picked up where he left off with a dominant victory in the Australian Grand Prix, his third win on the bounce but more crucially, he takes a very early advantage in the title race. Having usually started a season poorly – he took 12 points from the first two events in 2010 and failed to score in the first two in 2009 – Vettel set himself the target of starting the season on […]

Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011

What to watch out for in the Australian Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix heralds a new era in Formula One, with the introduction of the DRS and the return of KERS. Here's what to look out for during tomorrow's race. Battle at the front McLaren's pace has certainly surprised everyone, with Hamilton lining up 2nd and Button behind him. There is a fear though that if Hamilton can't pass Vettel at the start then it's race over. Even if he does pass him - and no polesitter at Melbourne has relinquished the lead into […]

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011

Australian GP - Friday analysis

So the first proper day of the new F1 season started with a tame couple of sessions but certainly raised a few eyebrows. McLaren going 1st and 2nd in FP2 was certainly a shock for the majority of the paddock, who had written off the MP4-26 after an awful winter. It is only practice, but whatever McLaren has done appears to be working. Red Bull took the honours in the first session and it appeared to be that they focused on race pace in the […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Does Hamilton need to assess his future?

It is now 4 years since Lewis Hamilton burst onto the Formula One scene and so nearly claimed the world title in his rookie season. One year later, he did win the title – just. Hamilton has incredible statistics for a driver of his age: 14 wins is certainly nothing to scoff at. But out of his 4 years, he has won just the one crown. He could – should in fact – have won in 2007 and the title last year was certainly in […]

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flashes from the past - F1 in the 1960s: part 3

Finally, we are into the third and final part of this article series. Here, I will be discussing about a few other aspects featuring in the 1960s: Constructors: There were as many as 31 teams taking part in the 1960s. As the below stats indicate; Lotus, Ferrari, BRM, Brabham, Cooper were some of the biggest teams in this decade with lots of innovative solutions in car design leading to large performance swings among these teams. Matra too were quite effective in their short stint towards […]

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2011

Catch me if you can: The F1 2011 preview

F1Zone's 2011 Season Preview

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Good week, bad week

Good week: Sebastien Loeb. Gives the Citroen DS3 its maiden WRC victory, his 63rd and a margin of over a minute and a half, despite a 50s time penalty. Daft ideas. Artificial rain? What? F1 fans. It’s less than 3 weeks… Bad week: Sebastien Ogier. Leads most of Rally Mexico and has a 10s advantage going into the final day. Crashes out on the first stage of the final day, losing a possible win or a certain second place. Idiot. Ford. Most of their Fiesta’s […]

Posted on Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flashes from the past- F1 in the 1960s- part 2

Now we move onto the second article of the series, this article stresses on safety features introduced into F1. SAFETY: One would assume that safety has always been given prime importance in Formula 1. That actually hasn’t been the case. F1 was a sport for the elite- for those who were not just fast but more importantly had a Do-or-Die attitude, fully aware of the risks and a probability of not coming out of a race in full health. It was only during the 1960s […]