Archive for the ‘Formula 1’ Category

Fernando Alonso airlifted to hospital

Fernando Alonso crashed his McLaren-Honda MP4-30 during Formula 1 testing in Barcelona overnight. He was taken to the on-course medical centre and where he conscious and speaking to doctors. He was airlifted to hospital for precautionary scans and despite suffering no serious injury he remained in care overnight. “Fernando’s accident was just one of those […]

F1 winter testing: Barcelona I days 2–4

Lotus can leave the first Barcelona test with bragging rights after Romain Grosjean (1:24.067) set the fastest time of the week overnight. He comfortably outpaced Nico Rosberg (1:24.321) and Daniil Kvyat (1:24.941). On Saturday Lotus was again the team on top, this time in the hands of Pastor Maldonado (1:24.348), who was also quickest on […]

F1 winter testing: Barcelona I day 1

Pastor Maldonado has topped the time sheets (1:25.011) on the opening day of testing in Barcelona overnight. The Lotus driver made good use of his new Mercedes power unit and some fresh soft tyres to set his best lap late in what was quite an exciting day, as far as pre-season testing goes. Kimi Raikkonen […]

Ferrari Concept F1

This very cool looking creation is a concept Formula 1 car produced by Ferrari’s in-house design team. They did it for no other reason than to make an F1 car that looks good. So, what do you reckon, have they succeeded? Let us know what you think below and Ferrari would like to hear from […]

F1 TV numbers slide, revenue remains strong

Reactions to the recent news that Australian-based Formula 1 fans can now only see a full season of live races on pay television have been mixed. Those critical of that decision won’t be at all surprised to learn that global television audiences for F1 are in decline. However, what may surprise is that TV revenue […]

OFFICIAL: Formula 1 on Foxtel from 2015

Lewis Hamilton’s title defence will start in Australia in mid-March and Australian viewers will be able to see it all live in high definition on Fox Sports. In news announced today Fox Sports has signed a five-year agreement which will see it broadcast live every practice session, every qualifying session and every race, starting with […]

Formula 1 to Foxtel in 2016?

Australian Formula 1 fans could soon be switching to pay television if they want to follow a full season of live coverage. According to media reports Foxtel and Channel 10 will be mirroring the UK television deal which sees pay TV network Sky Sports covering the full season, while the BBC picks up the scraps […]

F1 winter testing: Jerez day 4

Kimi Raikkonen ensured Ferrari ended its pre-season testing at Jerez in the headlines by setting the fastest time of the day (1:20.841). “Over the winter, we have made a good step forward and this car is definitely an improvement over the 2014 one,” Raikkonen said at day’s end. “It’s the whole package that has progressed, […]

F1 winter testing: Jerez day 3

Sauber’s F1 rookie Felipe Nasr (1:21.545) has kept Ferrari power at the top of the timesheets in Jerez overnight. He completed 109 laps overall and this is in stark contrast to pre-season testing last year when cars were falling over themselves to break down first. Kimi Raikkonen (1:21.750) went second fastest and managed 94 laps […]

F1 winter testing: Jerez day 2

Sebastian Vettel has kept himself and Ferrari atop the lap charts in Jerez overnight, going fastest (1:20.984) for the second day running. The four-time champ knows it’s far too early to get excited about his season’s prospects yet, but admits “we have a good basis to work from.” Inclement weather late in the day interrupted […]

F1 winter testing: Jerez day 1

Sebastian Vettel has started his Ferrari career on a high after setting the fastest time (1:22.620) on the opening day of pre-season testing in Jerez. Ferrari power proved strong, with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson going second fastest (1:22.777). You get the sense though, even this early on, that Mercedes is just playing with its rivals. Nico […]

2015 Mercedes AMG F1 W06 revealed

After showing off its new car via twitter last week Mercedes AMG went with a low key launch for its 2015 Formula 1 car on the morning of testing in Jerez. World champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg were on hand to take the covers off the F1 W06 Hybrid for the second time. […]

2015 Williams FW37 revealed

Williams has released this single image of its new FW37 on the morning of its track debut in pre-season testing. Pretty stingy, hey! And it’s not even 2000px in size. Truth be told, the pictorial offerings from Williams have been pretty tight since Martini began to sponsor them. It’s okay, there is a video of […]

2015 Red Bull RB11 almost revealed

Day one of Formula 1 pre-season testing is currently underway in Jerez and without any fanfare or launch of any kind Daniel Ricciardo simply wheeled out of the pits and drove onto the circuit. And with that the 2015 RB11 was revealed. Well, kind of. As you can see, for reasons best known to them, […]

2015 Toro Rosso STR10 revealed

The creche of Forumla 1, otherwise known as Toro Rosso, has taken the covers of the STR10. Ten, of course, being the combined age of rookie drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. Actually, this car looks pretty damn good. Indeed most of the cars from the class of 2015 look the goods, under the […]