Archive for the ‘Formula 1’ Category

Racetracks of the world to scale

In this graphic you’re looking at 95 famous racetracks from the world, all compared alongside each other in scale. It’s been prepared by a guy appropriately named Matt Dunlop. Thanks Matt, this is great work! Some tracks are pretty obvious to make out, such as the Nürburgring, Circuit de la Sarthe, Silverstone, Suzuka, Mount Panorama, […]

Would Red Bull really drop the Ricciardo appeal?

In the build up to the Malaysian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel was asked to describe the sound of the new V6 power units. His reply: “It’s shit”. This comment could land him in hot water with the FIA via a disrepute charge. What’s that got to do with Daniel Ricciardo and the appeal—due to be […]

Bringing Michael home

Preparations are being made to bring Michael Schumacher home. Sadly this appears to be a sign of acceptance, rather than new hope. It’s being reported that Michael’s wife, Corinna, is coordinating the building of a multi-million dollar dedicated medical suite to care for Michael at their Lake Geneva home in Switzerland. An unamed family friend […]

2014 Malaysian GP: Post-race press conference

Here’s the full post-race press conference transcript from the Malaysian Grand Prix. It’s worth reading some of the exchanges between Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. At the start Vettel pushed Rosberg towards the pit wall as the Mercedes powered past. It wasn’t a huge deal, but it was a little tight. If anyone had a […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Malaysian GP

Lewis Hamilton has continued Mercedes AMG’s strong early season form by driving to a comfortable victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix today. He finished 17 seconds ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. Amazingly, it’s the first Mercedes 1-2 finish since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel collected Red Bull’s first official points for 2014 by […]

2014 Malaysian GP: Qualifying report

Lewis Hamilton claimed his second pole position of the year during a rain affected qualifying at the Malaysian Grand Prix. In doing so the 2008 world champion has moved alongside Jim Clark and Alain Prost on 33 career pole positions. Qualifying was delayed for close to an hour due to heavy rain and difficult conditions, […]

Porsche F1 rumours fire up again?

In its own words the @GTPorsche twitter account represents the “biggest independent print and digital Porsche magazine”. Yet, often what this account says has a track record of becoming official from Porsche shortly thereafter. Our observations lead us to believe they either have impeccable outside sources or the ear of some influential people inside the […]

Red Bull explains defence for Australian GP appeal

Christian Horner has revealed to Autosport the approach Red Bull Racing will take in its appeal to have Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix overturned. Ricciardo crossed the finish line in second place and he and the team have been stripped of the 18 world championship points earned on the day. The team […]

Dietrich Mateschitz expresses limits with F1

Owner of the Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso F1 teams, Dietrich Mateschitz, says he has a clear limit as to what he can accept in the world of Formula 1. While headlines screaming Red Bull could quit F1 are a little sensationalist for now, the sport would be wise to pay attention when Mateschitz […]

Multi 21: The movie

Cast your mind back to the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix and the subsequent Multi 21 controversy between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Instead of filling yourself with rage, go and see the movie! Yes, really. Okay, maybe not really. But there is a parody movie trailer ready for you after the break.

Mercedes AMG F1 W05 360° view

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a 360° view from atop a Formula 1 car? Well, thanks to the Mercedes AMG F1 Team you can wonder no more. After the break there’s a couple of videos giving you a global view as you watch Nico Rosberg’s take you on a reasonably sedate […]

Happy birthday Ayrton

March 21 is Ayrton Senna’s birthday. He would have been 54 today. To honour his memory Google has created a Senna-themed doodle which appears on the internet giant’s home page. In 41 days it will be 1 May 2014, the twentieth anniversary of Senna’s death.

2014 Formula 1 sound comparison

Following the world’s first genuine taste of the 2014 Formula 1 at the Australian Grand Prix last weekend much of the discussion has centred around the sound of the new F1 cars. Now powered by V6 power units the turbocharger and energy recovery systems have robbed F1 cars of the high-pitched shriek we became used […]

Ricciardo appeal unlikely to succeed

Despite Red Bull’s best efforts we think it will be unlikely that Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix for exceeding the permitted fuel flow rate will get overturned. Extra impetus has been given to uphold the FIA’s original decision after the controlling body reconfirmed its confidence in the accuracy of the Fuel Flow […]

A closer look at the Mercedes V6 power unit

Formula 1 technical guru Craig Scarborough has teamed up with Peter Windsor to give us a closer look at the Mercedes-Benz V6 power unit. It’s clearly the engine of choice in F1 right now and Scarbs uses an official Mercedes video (also shown below) as a prompt to discuss what’s what, before taking us beyond […]