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Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Was Red Bull aggressive enough in Mexico?

Mexico was a strange race for many reasons and doing well was all about taking care not to fall into the trap of believing your own assumptions. Year two in a new venue, there were some assumptions from last year that needed to be debunked. There were 21 overtakes last year. But the reality was that most of those overtakes happened because teams had underestimated the braking requirements at altitude and this year were more prepared, so overtaking was really difficult. And that meant no […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How Mercedes avoided Red Bull's trap

The US Grand Prix was not one of the most exciting races of the season, but the strategic side was very interesting, with Red Bull continuing to probe Mercedes in a chess game; they might have split the two Silver Arrows had they had more luck with a Virtual Safety Car, triggered by one of their drivers to the detriment of the other. Meanwhile further back some important results were achieved for Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz by a combination of brilliant driving and decision-making. […]

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rosberg beats Verstappen to Spa pole

Nico Rosberg held on in the face of an unexpected challenge from Red Bull's Max Verstappen to claim a crucial pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. Rosberg notched a 1:46.744 on his first run in Q3, but Verstappen was only a tenth adrift with a mightily-impressive lap, and although the Dutchman couldn't improve with his final attempt, he will become the youngest-ever driver to start on the front-row, delighting his adoring fans. Kimi Raikkonen out-qualified team-mate Sebastian Vettel to take third on […]

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016

Red Bull pair thrilled by double podium

Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen were left elated as they combined to secure the team's first double podium finish in over a year. Verstappen passed Ricciardo at the start but their diverging strategies meant Ricciardo ultimately wound up in second place, with the Dutch youngster in third. It was the first time both Red Bull drivers had shared a podium since Hungary last year. "Thanks to Red Bull, I think its’ the first double podium for us in over a year, so […]

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016

Ricciardo: Red Bull pace is genuine

Daniel Ricciardo reckons Red Bull's pace during practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix is genuine as he placed second to Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, albeit over half a second down on the German. Ricciardo's lap on Super Soft tyres was 0.595s down on Rosberg, though he was able to finish three-tenths clear of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the Hungaroring. "We’re looking pretty good," he said. "We would like to be a bit closer to Mercedes. At the moment we’re sitting second best. We’re a bit quicker […]

Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2016

Verstappen eager for 'go kart' Hungaroring

Max Verstappen says he is eager to return to racing at the Hungaroring, which he has likened to a go-kart track. The Hungarian Grand Prix is one of the most established events on the Formula 1 calendar and next weekend's race marks the mid-point of the 2016 campaign. Verstappen, who took a then-career best of fourth at the 2015 event, is hopeful of a good result. "I always enjoy driving there because it’s a small track with a big car so it gives a bit […]

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016

Ricciardo rues 'lonely, boring' race to fourth

Daniel Ricciardo labelled his British Grand Prix as "lonely" and "boring" as he finished adrift of the leading trio in fourth position. Ricciardo dived into the pits to change from Wet to Intermediate tyres, hoping to profit as Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen stayed out. However, the Virtual Safety Car was implemented when Pascal Wehrlein spun off at Abbey and the lead trio were permitted to minimise their time loss when they also dived into the pits. It left Ricciardo significantly behind the […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Verstappen revels in podium, Rosberg battle

Max Verstappen revelled in the third podium finish of his Formula 1 career as he enjoyed a "great battle" with Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg at the British Grand Prix. Verstappen started from third spot but challenged Rosberg in tricky conditions and passed his rival around the outside of Chapel to move into second. Verstappen initially maintained his position once the circuit dried but was eventually overhauled by Rosberg and ultimately placed third. "I felt like I had great pace today so once the track dried […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Verstappen eyes podium after edging Ricciardo

Max Verstappen is hopeful that he can convert his grid position into a podium at the British Grand Prix after he out-qualified Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo for the first time. Verstappen collected third place on the grid, with Ricciardo in fourth, behind Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. "I’m not focusing on trying to beat my team mate, the points come from the race so that is the important part for me," he said. "The car has been performing brilliantly all weekend so […]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

Verstappen: Red Bull can be second best team

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull can emerge as Mercedes' closest challenger during the British Grand Prix, after the squad edged out Ferrari in Friday's second practice session. Verstappen finished third quickest at Silverstone, with Daniel Ricciardo in second place, as Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton led the way. "I enjoy driving here and we are competitive, although it was a bit tricky in the second session with the wind but that’s the same for everyone," he said. "[The] long run and short run pace was good so […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Verstappen elated at second career podium

Max Verstappen expressed his delight as he finished on the podium for the second time in his Formula 1 career. Verstappen started from eighth place but gained at the start before inheriting the lead through virtue of stopping only once. Verstappen was demoted to third by both Mercedes drivers but moved back up to second when Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided on the last lap, with the German touring to the finish. "For sure that was a good race today, the car was performing […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Ricciardo upbeat over Red Bull potential

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull is "pretty close" to where it wants to be following Friday's practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix. Ricciardo, who celebrated his 27th birthday on Friday, was fifth quickest during both sessions as Mercedes' Nico Rosberg led the way. Red Bull has struggled at its home event since the circuit returned to the calendar in 2014 but Ricciardo is optimistic over its potential this weekend. "I think we’ve had a pretty good day and didn’t fight the car too much […]