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Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spanish GP: Post-qualifying press conference

DRIVERS 1 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes) 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) 3 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing) TV UNILATERAL Nico, two in a row. Just looking at the lap there on the monitors, it looked like a very clean lap. Tell us about where you found the speed today? Nico ROSBERG: It’s just been… things just worked really well the whole weekend, just optimised everything. Of course, after Bahrain thinking about the race a lot, also, so surprised that we could be that quick […]

Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bahrain: Post-qualifying press conference

1 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes) 2 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing) 3 – Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari) TV UNILATERAL Congratulations Nico, you’re first ever top four start in Bahrain and you did it in style. Were you as surprised as some people that pole was yours today? Nico ROSBERG: A little bit, yeah. It wasn’t really clear before who was the quickest car, especially over one lap. I was a bit closer this morning already, so I was a bit more happy than yesterday for sure, […]

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012

Vettel asserts his authority in second practice

Reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel has ended the second practice session fastest for this weekends European Grand Prix, just ahead of the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg and the Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi. As the track temperature gradually rose, many drivers opted for longer race simulations in the afternoon session. The session began with hardly any immediate action on track, until Frenchman Romain Grosjean took to the track after two minutes of the session going green. Instead of completing only one installation lap, many drivers […]

Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hamilton wins in Canada

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton won a tense and tactical Canadian Grand Prix, making it seven winners from seven races in 2012. Hamilton took an unshakeable grip on this race after the first round of pitstops. Sebastian Vettel had been leading for Red Bull Racing but he was jumped by both Hamilton and Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari who went a few laps further. Those front three, Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel pulled away from the field and were having a race all on their own. Hamilton came in first […]

Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mark Webber makes F1 history with victory at Monaco

Mark Webber has made Formula 1 history with his second victory around the streets of Monte-Carlo, with a controlled drive throughout the Monaco Grand Prix. Previous 2012 race winner Nico Rosberg came home 2nd, with the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso 3rd. At the start, the usual melee into the first corner ensued as Romain Grosjean made contact with Michael Schumacher and spun across the middle of the track. This backed the pack up as Kamui Kobayashi flew through the air, whilst further back the Williams […]

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012

Button heads FP2 for McLaren in Spain

McLaren’s Jenson Button has ended the second practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya fastest, ahead of reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel and the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg. Local hero Fernando Alonso, who topped FP1, failed to finish within the top 10 in the second practice session. With the softer tyre expected to make an appearance on the cars in the session, the first true indications of tyre degradation were expected to unfold throughout the 90 minute session. The Toro Rosso’s of Jean-Eric Vergne and […]

Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rosberg secures maiden grand prix victory in stunning Chinese GP

Nico Rosberg has successfully won his maiden Grand Prix after a stunning drive throughout the Chinese Grand Prix as Mercedes overcame their tyre wear issues to stay at the sharp end of the field. The McLaren’s of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton came home 2nd and 3rd after a frenetic final stint. As the lights went out at the start, Jenson Button got a sensational start as he progressed from 5th to 3rd as the Mercedes’ glided into the lead with Schumacher momentarily coming under […]

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012

Hamilton remains fastest in Malaysia during FP2

As the Formula 1 cars returned to the track for practice 2 at Sepang, the threat of rain loomed over the track as stormy clouds bubbled up. However, as the session progressed, the threat of rain ebbed away as Lewis Hamilton remained fastest, roughly three tenths ahead of Michael Schumacher. The Marussia of Timo Glock was the first car out on track as the session got underway, with many of the drivers’ opting to set timed laps straight away as the possibility of rain still […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Raikkonen fastest on day one in Jerez

After months of waiting, the scream of a naturally aspirated 2.4 litre V8 engine roars back into action and the teams get back to business. They have been developing the new cars for months now and finally get to put them through their paces. Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace for the morning session with a 1:19.670 with over 50 laps done with the young British driver Paul di Resta in the VJMO5 just a tenth behind with a 1:19:772. Eleven out of the twelve teams […]