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Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013

Deja vu as Vettel eases to Bahrain victory

Sebastian Vettel eased to his 28th career victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean completed the podium for Lotus, meaning that the top three was a carbon copy of last year's event. Nico Rosberg led away from pole position but Ferrari's Fernando Alonso usurped Vettel at the first corner. The Red Bull driver fought back and slipped ahead of Alonso into Turn 5. A few laps later Vettel took the lead from Rosberg at the same place. Alonso had been in […]

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013

Webber low on fuel during Vettel attack

Almost two weeks after the fact, the 'Multi-21' affair keeps racing. Germany's Auto Motor und Sport now reports a new fact: just as Sebastian Vettel ignored the team order to hold station, Mark Webber had turned down his engine because he was saving fuel. "The truth in F1 usually only comes to light piecemeal," said correspondent Michael Schmidt. It was already known that the chasing Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were having fuel-saving issues. But Red Bull claimed it issued the team order […]

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013

Can the magician go one better?

Fernando Alonso came within a whisker of winning the 2012 championship. Here's why he can go one better in 2013...

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Button stuns rivals with Jerez pace

Jenson Button and McLaren have fired the opening salvo of the 2013 world championship, stunning rivals with the pace of the new MP4-28 at Jerez. Despite a technical problem, by the end of Tuesday's action Briton Button was almost a second clear of the rest of the field, headed by Mark Webber in the new Red Bull. "I was surprised when I saw the (laptime on the) dash," Button said, "but the time doesn't mean anything." Perhaps not, but the competition was nonetheless impressed. "I […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lewis Hamilton's biggest gamble

It's Lewis Hamilton's biggest gamble. For both parties, the collaboration must work

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What to look forward to in 2013?

F1 2012 remains an increasingly distant memory, but fear not. Here's what to look forward to this year.

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012

DRS clampdown is 'sensible' says Raikkonen

Banning the use of the moveable rear wing innovation DRS on Friday and Saturday is a good move, Kimi Raikkonen has declared. DRS was introduced in 2011 to make overtaking easier during grands prix. But because the FIA feared that setup compromises would minimise the effectiveness of the system, it was decided that DRS could also be used during free practice and qualifying. That will now change for 2013, when DRS is only used during races. "It's a sensible change," said Lotus driver Raikkonen. "It […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

'Perfect year' for Fernando Alonso will be difficult to repeat in 2013

Fernando Alonso has told Spanish media that repeating his 2012 form next season will prove to be a difficult task

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012

Nico Hulkenberg proud of 2012 season

Nico Hulkenberg reflects on his 2012 season with Force India as he departs for pastures new at Sauber in 2013

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WMSC moves German GP to accommodate 20th race

German GP moved, an extra race, pit lane electric power delayed and more.

Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012

Hamilton savouring final McLaren race

Lewis Hamilton has said that he is savouring every moment of his final event with McLaren. Hamilton will move to Mercedes after six seasons in Formula One with the Woking based team. "It’s been a positive first day – I hope we can maintain our form or even progress it tomorrow. We’re certainly looking strong, but this place can be so tough on tyres that it’s hard to make any accurate predictions at this stage", he said. "The track and ambient temperatures were so high […]

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012

Hamilton has those Austin Powers! United States GP review

Lewis Hamilton claims his fourth victory of the season in his penultimate race for McLaren