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About a boy

Taking any opportunity to get stuck into Sebastian Vettel is something most Australians like to indulge in. Until this year we’ve been used to seeing young Seb toy with our Mark as the young charge did as he pleased with the best car on the grid. So far 2014 has been a nightmare for Vettel. […]

New owners, new nose!

Word in the Formula 1 pit lane says Caterham’s new owners are about to give the ungainly looking CT05 a development push which will include the welcome task of redesigning the car’s ugly nose. It’s said that previous owner Tony Fernandes limited the budget on development of this year’s car while he was trying to […]

Formula E wraps up first official test

The first Formula E race takes place in Beijing in just under two months (13 September) and last weekend we got our first taste of what a full grid of electric open wheel racecars will look and sound like. Donington Park in the UK was the location for four days of testing and Sebastien Buemi […]

Going ice cold on the Iceman

The return of Kimi Raikkonen to Ferrari has not gone well. In nine races the 2007 champ has qualified ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso only twice and and is yet to finish ahead of him on race day. Kimi’s best result this year is P7, achieved in Australia and Spain. Alonso has finished sixth or […]

F1 tyres: 18-inch or 13-inch?

Following yesterday’s test of 18-inch wheels and tyres on the Lotus E22, here’s a pictorial comparison of the two wheel and tyre setups. Given the change to a larger diameter format would be done purely because it looks better we’d like to know what you think. Do you prefer the new 18-inch tyres or the […]

Lotus F1 Team trials 18-inch tyres

At the Formula 1 in-season testing held at Silverstone overnight Lotus ran part of the day on 18-inch wheels and tyres, instead of the usual 13-inch setup. The test was done purely to judge the aesthetics of the larger wheel setup. Although, of course, with such a reduction in sidewall height there will be handling […]

2014 British GP: Post-race press conference

Here’s the transcript from the post-race press conference at the British Grand Prix. We’ll start with a few words from Daniel Ricciardo who explained a one-stop strategy wasn’t his original plan. “We chose to restart on the prime,” Daniel said. “It didn’t seem like the best thing to do at first because we were really […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 British GP

On the weekend Silverstone celebrated its 50th anniversary Lewis Hamilton delighted the home crowd by winning the British Grand Prix. It’s his 27th career win and brings him alongside Sir Jackie Stewart to equal seventh on the all-time list. In even better news for Lewis he has reduced the championship title race to just four […]

2014 British GP: Qualifying report

Nico Rosberg will start from pole position after a topsy turvy qualifying at the British Grand Prix. It’s the German’s fourth pole for the year and once again he was lucky to gain a big advantage over his key championship rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton. Rain was present throughout all three qualifying sessions which meant […]

Caterham F1 Team sale confirmed

As expected the Caterham F1 Team has announced a change of ownership with Tony Fernandes making way for a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors. The new ownership group is being advised by Colin Kolles, former HRT Team Principal. Christijan Albers, former F1 driver with Minardi and Midland/Spyker, will be calling the shots on a […]

Looks like Tony Fernandes is true to his word

At the start of the year Tony Fernandes told his Caterham F1 team he thought they were under performing and that if he didn’t see improved results in the 2104 season he would walk. “If we’re at the back I don’t think I’m going to carry on,” he said. Well, with the CT05 proving to […]

Jim Richards talks about his new Cayman S

Jim Richards is an eight-time Targa Tasmania winner. Each of those wins has been at the wheel of a Porsche 911 of some description. This year, though, Jimmy drove a mid-engined Cayman S with PDK. So what was it like? Watch this video to find out…

Is Ricciardo being favoured over Vettel?

Right from the season outset Daniel Ricciardo has shown he’s neither intimdated nor inferior to Red Bull Racing’s golden child Sebastian Vettel. The young Aussie is comfortably ahead of the four-time world champion in the 2014 standings and has more often than not been the best of the drivers left in the wake of the […]

Rushing to buy movie props

If you loved Ron Howard’s F1 movie Rush—and let’s face it, who didn’t—then you might love to buy yourself a souvenir from the film. Up for sale right now are a series of props from the movie including the replica of Niki Lauda’s Ferrari you see above—click here for the full catalogue of items. While […]