Nico Rosberg staked his claim to the 2015 title with one of the most assured performances of his career in Austria.
Force India is hoping for a revival across the remainder of the season with a ‘B-spec’ version of its VJM08 set to be introduced at the British Grand Prix, with the first parts scheduled to be trialled in testing today. Force India was beset by financial difficulties across the winter period, which led to its 2015 car only being introduced at the final pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. While several days of testing with its 2014 machine enabled the squad to rack up […]
Nico Rosberg claimed victory while Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa completed the podium. F1Zone.net provides its driver ratings from the Austrian Grand Prix.
Following Formula 1’s brief trip across the Atlantic to Canada, the sport returns to its European heartland this weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix, held at Red Bull’s circuit in the Styrian Mountains. The Austrian Grand Prix was revived in 2014 following a decade-long absence and the event rapidly became a favourite within the Formula 1 community, with the short but tricky circuit surrounded by spectacular undulating scenery and rammed with passionate fans from across the central European belt. The circuit Austria joined the calendar […]
Sauber is braced for a difficult few races until a major upgrade package arrives in time for the Belgian Grand Prix later this summer. Sauber started the season brightly, with Felipe Nasr claiming fifth on his debut in Australia while Marcus Ericsson backed up that result with his first Formula 1 points by placing eighth. Further points followed at the Chinese Grand Prix but since that race they have scored points only once, courtesy of Nasr's ninth place result in Monaco. Following its point-less campaign […]
The upcoming Austrian Grand Prix is held in Red Bull’s territory in the Styrian mountains but the global drinks magnet has had a troublesome campaign. Red Bull rode the crest of a wave between 2010 and 2013 as it dominated Formula 1 courtesy of a perfect combination of team, driver and regulations as Sebastian Vettel claimed four straight drivers’ titles, while the Milton Keynes-based squad collected the Constructors’ trophies to match. But while 2014 was a struggle, 2015 has been even worse. Here are some […]
Few doubted that McLaren and Honda would struggle. But after only four points from seven races, it's now time for the partnership to improve.
Lewis Hamilton took his fourth win of the campaign in Canada to stretch his title advantage over Nico Rosberg to 17 points. Here, F1Zone.net rates the drivers up and down the grid. 44 | Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | G: 1st | R: 1st | 10/10 Hamilton had a messy time in practice as he went wide several times and dinged the nose into the barrier in the wet. He returned to form in qualifying by storming to pole and didn’t put a foot wrong […]
After a surprising result at the Monaco Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton lost a near-certain victory due to a strategy mistake by Mercedes, the European season takes a break this week as the paddock travels to Canada for round seven of the Formula One championship. The race in Montreal is one of the most unpredictable on the calendar where a clever tyre strategy, the rain or a safety car period can have a big impact on the result. It’s a race where pole position doesn’t […]
An ill-judged pit stop cost Lewis Hamilton victory and it was Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg who profited in Monaco. Here, we reflect on the performance of each driver at the Monaco Grand Prix. 44 | Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | G: 1st | R: 3rd | 10/10 Hamilton looked confident throughout Thursday practice but his confidence waned during the final session. He rediscovered it emphatically in time for Q3 as he clocked two laps quick enough for his first Monaco pole. Controlled proceedings in the […]
The annual charity football match between Formula 1 drivers and the opposing celebrities – a mix of current stars and former players – took place on Tuesday evening at Monaco’s endearingly old-school Stade Louis II. The Formula 1 team - Nazionale Piloti - was captained by Williams’ Felipe Massa, with the starting line-up including Manor’s Will Stevens, Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jr and Force India pilot Sergio Pérez. The ‘Star XI’ was captained by Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic and included former Premier League […]
After a Spanish Grand Prix which re-ignited the title battle, Formula 1 now heads to the ‘jewel in the crown’ for the annual glamour event in Monaco. The prestigious race is the one the drivers all want to win and for the last two years it’s been Nico Rosberg who has emerged on top – albeit after a controversial qualifying session in 2014. But form can go out of the window around the narrow streets of the Principality and is the one race of the […]