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Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy: Malaysian GP review

Team orders? What team orders? He's a very naughty boy...

Posted on Saturday, October 6, 2012

Japanese Grand Prix post-qualifying press conference

Reproduced by the FIA TV UNILATERAL Q. Sebastian, your fourth consecutive pole here, you must love this place. Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, it's not bad. I'm very, very happy with today's result, I think we had a very, very smooth qualifying session, nearly perfect, so we couldn't really ask for more. The car felt fantastic from the start. We didn't really have the best start to the weekend; yesterday morning I wasn't very happy but then we seemed to get it better every time we go out, […]

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 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, April 13, 2012

Hamilton fastest in wet/dry first session in China

After a lengthy three week break, the F1 circus has reconvened at the Shanghai International Circuit in China for the third round of the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship. And as the first practice session of the weekend got underway, gray skies and a damp track met the drivers’ as they completed their installation laps. The Caterham of Heikki Kovalainen was first out, followed by the Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi and the second Caterham of Dutchman Giedo van der Garde, who was one of three […]

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 Thursday, March 15, 2012

Australian GP drivers press conference

Transcript of the FIA drivers press conference on Thursday featuring Charles Pic (Marussia), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso), Jenson Button (McLaren), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) and Mark Webber (Red Bull). Charles, it’s looking like a pretty tough initiation for you into Formula One with no testing of the new car, brand new car tomorrow. Tell us what your thoughts are. Charles PIC: Yes, we have had not so much driving but we made an ad day in Silverstone for the shakedown and everything […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jerez Day 2: Report from the paddock

It was a chilly day in Jerez today. There was not a single cloud to be seen in the sky, and the strong winds prevented the sun's rays from warming the track. As a matter of fact, the track temperature only peaked at 20 degrees in the afternoon. Of course, the wind did not stop the feverish activity on the Jerez circuit. Today, in addition to the ever-present team personnel and media, a very large number guests flooded the paddock. One of the highlights the […]

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 […]