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Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012

Sauber duo: Spa will suit us

Sauber drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez believe that the fast flowing Spa Francorchamps circuit will suit their C31 machines. Sauber sits 6th in the Constructors Championship as the F1 circus resumes for the second half of the season. "Spa-Francorchamps is one of my favourite circuits. I like its high speed corners, and I also like how this track is integrated into the landscape with a lot of greenery. This gives it a very special atmosphere", said Kobayashi. "I’m confident we can be very competitive […]

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Karthikeyan targets qualifying boost

Narain Karthikeyan has pinpointed an improved performance on Saturday afternoons as the Formula One season recommences in Belgium in a couple of weeks' time. Karthikeyan has been beaten by HRT team mate Pedro de La Rosa in all eleven qualifying sessions so far and admits that he needs to up his game over one flying lap. "I think that my race performance has been very strong, with my 15th place in Monaco standing out, but in qualifying I’ve been a bit weaker", said the Indian […]

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012

Satisfying Seventh for Senna

A determined drive to seventh from Bruno Senna strengthened Williams’ hold on seventh in the Constructors’ Championship. For the first time this year Williams had two cars qualified in the top ten, but a poor start from Pastor Maldonado and a subsequent penalty saw the Venezuelan drop out of the points. Bruno Senna, however, prospered from ninth on the grid and finished seventh after dueling with Jenson Button for much of the race and subsequently holding off the charging Red Bull of Mark Webber in […]

Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2012

Red Bull ride height rumours spreading amongst the paddock

After the controversy which ensued during last weekend’s German Grand Prix regarding the engine mapping of the two Red Bull RB8s, further rumors have begun to gather momentum that the Milton Keynes-based outfit could be controlling the ride height of their cars. This discovery comes just before the start of qualifying at Budapest. This particular feature, which is believed to have been first spotted on the car at Montreal, was reportedly queried by the FIA at the time. If these rumors are found to be […]

Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lotus move past McLaren in points

A solid afternoon at Silverstone, with Kimi Raikkonen fifth and Romain Grosjean sixth, was enough to move Lotus ahead of McLaren in the Constructors’ Championship ahead. Lotus began the weekend in third place with 126 points, 15 behind McLaren. However, with McLaren enduring a tough afternoon as their home race, with Lewis Hamilton eighth and Jenson Button tenth, the finishes scored b Raikkonen and Grosjean elevated the Enstone-based team to144 points, two ahead of McLaren who drop to fourth. Ferrari leaped into second place behind […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 13. A lucky day for the only six-wheeled F1 car that ever raced in a Grand Prix

An important page of Formula 1 history was written thirty six years ago today when a six-wheeled car won its first and, as it turned out, only Grand Prix. The Tyrrell P34 (known as Project 34) might be one of the ugliest F1 car ever built, but it was perhaps one of the most innovative and radical concept of all time. Three other teams - March, Williams and Ferrari - built experimental six-wheeled chassis after Tyrrell, but none of those ever raced in a Grand […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2012

Differing emotions at McLaren

Lewis Hamilton professed himself satisfied with his run to eighth today while Jenson Button was disconsolate with ninth. Having started from the back of the grid, Hamilton was the only driver to run a two-stop strategy. He used it to good effect and climbed into the points by the chequered flag. In contrast Button, starting tenth, failed to make an impression on the race and could only advance one position. “I’m quite happy with that: the team did a great job and it was the […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2012

Raikkonen: We could have won

Kimi Raikkonen has voiced his dissatisfaction at only finishing the Spanish Grand Prix 3rd, with the former World Champion adamant that he could’ve won the race had the opening few laps gone his way. At the start, the ‘Iceman’ tried a move around the outside into turn 1, but after hitting the limiter in fifth gear, Raikkonen failed to make the move stick. Towards the end of the race, Kimi Raikkonen began reeling in the leading duo of Pastor Maldonado and Fernando Alonso at a […]

Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2012

‘Just one of those days’ for McLaren

FIA - Eighth place for Lewis Hamilton and a retirement for Jenson Button tarnished McLaren’s fine early season form. Hamilton had been running in second place early in the race, only to lose that to the charging Romain Grosjean but the Englishman’s real problems came in his first two pitstops, where each time a problem with the left-rear delayed his departure. After the first round of stops he dropped from third to sixth, at the second he lost further ground and was effectively running in […]

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012

Ferrari reveals 2012 car

Ferrari has unveiled their 2012 challenger

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

McLaren unveils MP4-27

McLaren has become the second team to unveil their 2012 challenger after the wraps were taken off of the MP4-27 in Woking. The car is to be piloted by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. McLaren will hope to provide a greater challenge to Red Bull than in 2011, when they finished a distant second, although remained ahead of Ferrari for a third consecutive season. McLaren last won the Constructors Championship in 1998. Ferrari will be the next time to unveil their 2012 car on Friday, […]

Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2011

Red Bull: Winning makes us unpopular

Christian Horner has admitted that Red Bull Racing’s dominance of this year’s championship has made the team unpopular but that winning more than makes up for it. After taking the Drivers’ title in Japan with Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing wrapped up this year’s Constructors’ Championship title with two races in hand at the Indian Grand Prix. But while the team’s 11 wins and record-breaking 17 poles this season have made them targets in the paddock, Red Bull team principal Horner insisted that a perceived […]