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 […]
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 […]
F1Zone.net sits down with Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. to discuss his path to Formula 1 and his 2015 season so far
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. […]
Formula 1 returns ‘home’ this week to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, one of the highlights on the calendar. The presence of World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button on the grid is a huge boon to a perennially-popular event, which has grown rapidly in recent years. Organisers are expecting a capacity crowd this weekend as the 2015 season reaches its halfway mark. The circuit The British Grand Prix has been a mainstay on the Formula 1 calendar since 1950, when the circuit hosted […]
Felipe Massa is rarely one to shy away from expressing an opinion and while holding court with journalists at the Red Bull Ring, he offered erudite thoughts regarding Formula 1’s future direction. Massa’s experience with V10s, V8s and V6s, several teams and different styles of racing across over a decade in the sport enables him to provide an insight only available from a select few on the current grid. Formula 1 has been facing a self-determined identity crisis in recent months, with a widespread fan […]
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 […]