Archive for the ‘Formula 1’ Category

Incredible F1 Lego MOCs

In the world of serious Lego play MOC stands for My Own Creation and Luca Rusconi aka RoscoPC is king of Formula 1 MOCs. So far he has published 12 designs ranging, from a Lotus 43 through to the Williams FW14B you see above. We’ve assembled a simple gallery below, but make sure you follow […]

For liberty, Fernando

Departing Ferrari president Luca di Montzemolo has confirmed what we already knew, that Fernando Alonso will leave Ferrari at the end of the 2014 Formula 1 season. Speaking on Italian television di Montezemolo said: “Fernando is leaving for two reasons. “One, he wants another environment. Two, because he is an age when he cannot wait […]

Marussia reacts to Bianchi crash allegations

Apparently there have been reports in the media hinting at negligence from both Jules Bianchi and the Marussia F1 Team in the immediate moments prior to Bianchi’s life-threatening crash. The allegations are twofold, first that Bianchi did not slow down under the double waved yellow flags where Adrian Sutil’s car was being retrieved and secondly, […]

“Jules won’t give up”

A little over a week from Jules Bianchi’s crash at the Japanese Grand Prix his father, Philippe, has spoken to Italian media about the condition of his son. Unfortunately, it’s not great reading. In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Philippe Bianchi said: “Every time the telephone goes, we know it could be the […]

2014 Russian GP: Post-race press conference

So after Lewis’ procession to win the 2014 Russian Grand Prix maybe the post-race presser had some spark in it? Something to add a bit of life to the race. Well, don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen. Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo explains a little about his tyre performance and some of the challenges […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton has won the Russian Grand Prix and in doing so has helped the works Mercedes AMG team secure its first ever constructors’ world championship. It’s Hamilton’s ninth win of the season and the second time this year he has won four races in a row. He now has 31 career grands prix victories, […]

2014 Russian GP: qualifying report

Lewis Hamilton has claimed pole position for the first Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton’s time (1:38.513) was exactly two tenths quicker than teammate Nico Rosberg (1:38.713) who will share the front row. Valtteri Bottas (1:38.920) was looking good to upset that Mercedes front row until he made a mistake on the final corner. He […]

Marussia to rest Bianchi’s car in Sochi

The Marussia F1 Team has decided to run one car only at its home grand prix in Sochi this weekend as a mark of respect to Jules Bianchi. “We have written to the Stewards of the Meeting to inform them that we have withdrawn our second car,” reads an official team statement. “Notwithstanding the presence […]

Listen to the 2015 Honda V6 power unit

Here’s your first chance to hear the 2015 Honda V6 power unit that will power McLaren F1 cars next year. It’s a sign of the times that the best audio is heard during the opening sequence of this video covering Honda’s proud history in F1, while the actual sound of the new 1.6 litre turbo […]

Lotus F1 to get Mercedes power in 2015

Lotus is having a crap year in Formula 1 this year. After being underdog darlings in previous years, now they’re just dogs. Their 2014 got off to a slow start following dramas with the Renault power unit. They’ll be hoping 2015 is a lot better thanks to a new deal that will see them race […]

A statement from the family of Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi is currently in a “critical but stable condition” according to a statement released by his family via the Marussia website. You can read the full text after the break, but the key information is shown below: “This is a very difficult time for our family, but the messages of support and affection for […]

2014 Japanese GP: Post-race press conference

Here’s your chance to see what the first three drivers had to say after the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. While F1 is often a world of massive egos and petty bitching it is comforting to see the sport rally behind Jules Bianchi and show universal support and concern for his well being. Like everyone else, […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton won a rain-affected Japanese Grand Prix yesterday, his third win on end and eighth for the year. But the day will be remembered more for its wet weather and the race-ending crash involving Jules Bianchi. With heavy rain falling at the scheduled start time the race began behind the Safety Car. With no […]

Best wishes to Jules Bianchi

Before we get to our race report from yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix we want to pass on our thoughts and best wishes to Jules Bianchi, his family and friends, and all at the Marussia F1 Team. As the rain began to increase towards the end of yesterday’s grand prix, Adrian Sutil crashed into a tyre […]

2014 Japanese GP: qualifying report

Nico Rosberg (1:32.506) has qualified on pole for the eighth time this season and will start alongside his Mercedes AMG teammate, Lewis Hamilton (1:32.703), for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix at the much loved Suzuka circuit. The second-row is an all-Williams affair, with Valtteri Bottas (1:33.128) to start from P3 ahead of Felipe Massa (1:33.527). Fernando […]