Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Background: Manor rookie Pascal Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein will graduate to Formula 1 this year with Manor Racing as the second youngest driver on the grid and with a lengthy association with World Champions Mercedes. Wehrlein spent the late 2000s racing in karting in his native Germany and progressed to single-seaters in 2010, competing in ADAC Formel Masters. Wehrlein placed sixth in his maiden campaign before emerging as the front-runner in 2011, claiming the crown with eight victories from 24 races. That earned him a step up to Formula 3 in […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Feature: Magnussen gets second chance

To go from being made redundant on his birthday to securing a seat with a manufacturer committed to achieving long-term Formula 1 success in the space of less than four months is quite the turnaround for Kevin Magnussen. The Dane faced a career outside of Formula 1 as a dab of misfortune and bad timing led to him being on the brink of the sport’s scrapheap at the tender age of 23, frustratingly mirroring the path of father Jan. More: Magnussen joins Renault Sport F1 […]

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Feature: Reflecting on Maldonado's Formula 1 career

Amid the frequent accusations of his hapless approach and borderline dangerous driving there was always an unpolished gem inside of Pastor Maldonado, whose genial attitude contradicted his erratic style, and whose substantial nationalistic sponsorship package acted as an albatross around his neck. Throughout his junior career Maldonado was fast, but at a price, and it remained the case when he graduated to Formula 1 in 2011, off the back of winning the GP2 title with the often unheralded Rapax outfit. Maldonado spent years in Formula […]

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016

What's changed in Formula 1 for 2016?

Pre-season testing will commence next month in Barcelona and from there the opening round of the year in Australia will be rapidly looming on the horizon. F1Zone.net looks ahead to what has changed ahead of the 2016 season. The return of Renault Renault’s future in Formula 1 was discussed at length throughout 2015 as the French manufacturer deliberated over its options. Having ruled out remaining solely as a power unit supplier, Renault toyed with the idea of a complete withdrawal before committing to a takeover […]

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 season review: team-by-team

F1Zone.net runs through how each of Formula 1's 10 teams fared in the 2015 campaign.

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Driver ratings

The 2015 season drew to a close with Formula 1's twilight race around the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi; F1Zone.net presents its driver rating.

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2015

Brazilian GP: Driver ratings

Nico Rosberg triumphed in Brazil for the second year in a row to collect his fifth win of 2015. Here, F1Zone.net presents its driver ratings.

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Brazilian Grand PrixView

After the Mexican Grand Prix, Formula 1 travels to Brazil this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2015 season. Though both titles have already been decided in Russia and United States, there are still points left to be awarded and positions to be gained in the two standings. The Brazilian Grand Prix has been a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar since 1973, with races being held at Jacarepagua (Rio de Janeiro) and Interlagos (Sao Paulo) till 1990, when the sport eventually settled at […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Mexican Grand Prix: Driver Ratings

Nico Rosberg returned to the top step of the podium as Mercedes clinched another 1-2. F1Zone.net presents its Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings. 44 | Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | G: 2nd | R: 2nd | 8/10 Hamilton appeared subdued throughout practice and qualifying but remained confident that focusing on race set-up would pay dividends. However, he remained marginally adrift throughout the race and could never get close enough to Rosberg to even attempt a move. 6 | Nico Rosberg | Mercedes | G: 1st […]

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mexican Grand PrixView

Both world titles have been wrapped up in favour of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes for a second successive season but any fears that the sport could languish in a ‘dead rubber’ should be extinguished as Formula 1 returns to Mexico after a 23-year absence. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is the only ‘new’ venue on the 2015 calendar though in reality the circuit is about to enjoy its third stint in the sport. The parkland venue joined Formula 1 between 1963 and 1970 before returning for […]

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2015

US Grand Prix: Driver Ratings

Lewis Hamilton collected his third world title with his 10th victory of 2015 at the United States Grand Prix. Here, we present our driver ratings from a stunning race.

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015

United States Grand PrixView

With one of the titles already decided in Russia two weeks ago - when Mercedes retained its Constructors’ Championship following Kimi Raikkonen’s post-race penalty – the fight for the other trophy enters a decisive phase this weekend. Lewis Hamilton can clinch the Drivers’ title this weekend in Austin, three rounds before the end of the season. There are many permutations but the easiest way is for Hamilton to win the race from Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel and such a result will be sufficient for […]