Posted on Monday, September 7, 2015

Italian Grand Prix: Driver ratings

Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead to 53 points with a commanding victory in the Italian Grand Prix. Here, F1Zone.net presents its driver ratings. 44 | Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | G: 1st | R: 1st | 10/10 Hamilton appeared serene all weekend, keeping Rosberg at bay prior to the German’s engine change. He cruised away in the race and was never troubled, though post-race tyre pressure brouhaha was tense – many feel he escaped lightly. 6 | Nico Rosberg | Mercedes | G: 4th […]

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Italian Grand PrixView

Round 12 of the Formula 1 championship sees the paddock travelling for the last time in Europe this season, for the Italian Grand Prix. Known as ‘Temple of Speed’, Monza is one of the few classics circuits remaining on the calendar. It is a place with a lot of history which has the magic of transforming a racing weekend into a unique event for drivers, teams and fans. The Belgian Grand Prix resulted in another Mercedes 1-2 as well as a podium comeback for Lotus […]

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Belgian Grand Prix: Driver ratings

Lewis Hamilton claimed his sixth win of the season to stretch his title advantage to 28 points. Here, F1Zone.net offers its driver ratings from the Belgian Grand Prix. 44 | Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | G: 1st | R: 1st | 10/10 Hamilton looked a bit behind on Friday but was soon back to the front on Saturday, storming to pole position. In the race he hooked up a good start for the first time since Canada and never looked threatened at the head of […]

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Belgian Grand PrixView

Following its annual summer break, Formula 1 returns to action this weekend at the legendary Spa Francorchamps circuit for the Belgian Grand Prix, one of the highlights on the calendar. With iconic names such as La Source, Eau Rouge and Pouhon, Spa Francorchamps is synonymous with the good and the great of motor-racing. The circuit Spa Francorchamps can trace its roots back to the early 1920s and Grand Prix racing took off around the 14 kilometre circuit, which negotiated its way from the village of […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Feature: Force India reloaded

Recovering from a difficult start to a Formula 1 season is never an easy task for any team, let alone one which doesn’t have the resources of its well-equipped rivals. Sometimes this is simply life in the sport and compromises need to be made; sacrifice one part of a season for another, start well but know you’ll fade, or start slowly and hope that promised developments will deliver the required step. Force India started 2015 on the back foot following its primarily financially-motivation decision to […]

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2015

Feature: Criticism won’t break Maldonado’s positivity

He might be known more for accidents than for his good on-track results, the Formula 1 fans might have nicknamed and parodied him more than any other driver but Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado doesn’t appear to be bothered by any of these. He is either a very good actor or he just has a strong self-esteem. His reputation didn’t come out of nowhere. A junior career littered with victories and accidents meant he already had something of a tag. If we look back at his […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

F1Zone.net's mid-season review

As Formula 1 enjoys its annual summer break, F1Zone.net offers a brief summary of how each of the 10 teams has fared across the opening half of the 2015 season. Mercedes Mercedes has been the class of the field again in 2015, surging to 10 pole positions and eight victories, six of them 1-2 finishes. It has the best chassis and the best power unit and it is on course for a second ‘double’ by the end of the year. It has been fallible on […]

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015

Hungarian Grand Prix: Driver ratings

Sebastian Vettel took his second win of 2015 as Mercedes faltered. Here, F1Zone.net presents its driver ratings from an incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix. 44 | Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | G: 1st | R: 6th | 4/10 Hamilton was on another level throughout the weekend as he topped every practice session and all three segments of qualifying on his way to an emphatic pole position. Unfortunately, it soon deteriorated. In his words, he chose the wrong option every time and put in one of his […]

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hungarian Grand PrixView

Following the untimely passing of Jules Bianchi last Friday, Formula 1 arrives at the Hungarian Grand Prix in a sombre mood, but ready to put on a good show in honour of the late Frenchman. The event has become one of the most popular on the calendar due to its proximity to the vibrant city of Budapest in the height of the summer. The Hungaroring has often been described as ‘Monaco without the walls’ and often produces intrigue and drama before the sport takes a […]

Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jules Bianchi: 1989-2015

Jules Bianchi was still embarking on the early stages of his Formula 1 career when he suffered a devastating accident during last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi was serving his apprenticeship with Ferrari’s Driver Academy and was destined for greatness when he struck a recovery truck, sustaining a diffuse axonal injury and falling into a coma from which he never awoke. Bianchi’s performances throughout his career had marked him out as a star, with a successful karting career being taken to the next level when […]

Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Feature: Good times for 'Happy' Sainz

F1Zone.net sits down with Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. to discuss his path to Formula 1 and his 2015 season so far

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015

British Grand Prix: Driver ratings

Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead with a third British Grand Prix victory at his home circuit. F1Zone.net gives a run down of the field at Silverstone. 44 | Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | G: 1st | R: 1st | 9/10 Hamilton was in sub-par form and mood after practice but made his lap count in qualifying to secure pole position. He dropped to second at the start and his over-exuberance demoted him to third, though an earlier stop allowed him back into the lead. […]