Archive for the ‘Formula 1’ Category

2012 Monaco GP: Driver’s eye view

Who doesn’t love watching footage of Formula 1 cars screaming around the tight Monaco Grand Prix circuit? Nobody, that’s who! Especially when you’re given a driver’s eye view from the helmet of ex-Force India driver Paul di Resta. The footage was captured during the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix, won by Mark Webber. The image quality […]

It’s time to go Bernie, it really is

Further to his comments about double points, Bernie Ecclestone expanded on a number of issues in F1, especially the chase for a younger audience. We think it’s best to let Bernie’s word speak for themselves. Bernie on attracting younger generation to Formula 1: “Young kids will see the Rolex [watch] brand but are they going […]

Double points fiasco likely to be dropped in 2015

This time next week we’ll know who the 2014 Formula 1 world champion is. Will it be Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg? And, importantly, will the whacky novelty of the double points on offer be the deciding factor? For a number of reasons, please, let’s hope that’s not the case. As it turns out even […]

The ultimate track day weapon

If you want to be king of the mountain at your next track day then you really need to get your hands on a Formula 1 car. Even a shit one like the 13-year-old Arrows A22 will leave you looking like a driving god, as this video shows! Just be prepared to slow down for […]

McLaren-Honda era restarts today

The first tangible steps in the new McLaren-Honda era will take place later today when the team completes a filming day at Silverstone. Confirmed via twitter McLaren will run an MP4-29H1x1 alongside two classic McLaren-Honda F1 cars. Under Formula 1 regulations the team can run up to 100km as part of its filming days. McLaren […]

2014 Brazilian GP: Post-race press conference

This morning’s 1–2 result for Mercedes AMG at the Brazilian Grand Prix was their eleventh of the year, the best ever in a single season, eclipsing the 10 1–2 results secured by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna at the wheel of the legendary McLaren MP4/4 in 1988. In the post-race presser there was a bit […]

Nico Rosberg wins 2014 Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg has kept his title hopes flickering by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix this morning. He was fast all weekend, he started the race from pole and he was fast when it mattered most. Lewis Hamilton was second, of course. It’s the eleventh 1–2 finish for Mercedes AMG this year. Rosberg’s winning margin was […]

Marussia F1 Team closes its doors

The Marussia F1 Team has been shut down and will not race again this year or in 2015. Administrators FRP Advisory LLP were unable to find a buyer for the team and as a result all staff have been made redundant. “It goes without saying that it is deeply regrettable that a business with such […]

To the Manor (re)born

The future of the F1 teams we currently know as Marussia and Caterham are bleak, as we know. However the official entry list for the 2015 Formula 1 season shows a pathway does exist for them to carry on, but not as we know them. Entered on the 2015 list are Manor Grand Prix Racing […]

Sauber signs Felipe Nasr for 2015

“The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Felipe Nasr as its driver for the 2015 season and Banco do Brasil as its partner. Felipe Nasr completes the driver line-up alongside Marcus Ericsson.” And with that Sauber has finalised its 2015 driver line up with the 22-year-old Nasr to drive alongside Marcus Ericsson, who was […]

But first, Martin Brundle has some good news

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could access highlights and full race videos for every Formula 1 Grand Prix since 1981? Yes, yes, yes! Patience grasshoppers. Formula One Management is the custodian of the F1 TV archive, from 1981 to the present day. They’ve started the process of digitising this footage, with the view to […]

Alonso set to push Button out of McLaren

It’s hardly a surprise to learn that Fernando Alonso is getting closer to signing a deal with McLaren for the 2015 Formula 1 season. However, it’s now looking likely that it will be the 266-race veteran Jenson Button who will make way for Alonso. The expectation is that 22-year-old Kevin Magnussen has done enough in […]

Bernie’s grip weakens as CVC acts to end F1 crisis

Bernie Ecclestone’s once unshakeable grip on Formula 1 has unmistakably loosened in recent days, with the F1 supremo admitting he was at fault for the financial woes facing the mid- and lower-ranked teams. “There is too much money being distributed badly,” Ecclestone admitted in the build up to last week’s United States Grand Prix. “Probably […]

2014 United States GP: Post-race press conference

Here’s what the first three drivers in the United States Grand Prix had to say after this morning’s race. Not surprisingly there were a few questions about the double points coming up in Abu Dhabi. We can expect those questions to increase until the season climax in the middle east. In some ways the best […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 United States GP

Lewis Hamilton has extended his championship lead by winning the United States Grand Prix. With two races left he now enjoys a 24 point lead over his teammate, Nico Rosberg, who finished second in Austin. Rosberg made a clean getaway from pole and held Hamilton at bay until around one third race distance. Once Hamilton […]