Hats off to Sebastian Vettel, this gallery from the Indian Grand Prix is all about celebrating his achievements. There’s still heaps of photos from the rest of the field, of course. But it’s not every day a 26-year-old is crowned a four-time Formula 1 world champion and so we begin with a large sample from Red Bull’s media collection.
On the surface Sebastian Vettel’s win at the Japanese Grand Prix looked to be a solid victory crafted with determination and a solid strategy. The conspiracy theorists out there would suggest Red Bull’s decision to keep Vettel on a two-stop strategy, while switching Mark Webber to a three-stopper, was all about providing an opportunity for Seb to forge a win from third place, while harming Mark’s chances of a first win for season 2013.
Certainly, Vettel’s own radio calls late in the race asking the team to keep Mark away from him would lend support to that theory. But former Red Bull driver David Coulthard is having none of that, suggesting if it were true that Mark would be telling the world all about it.
All we can do is wonder what would have happened if Mark was able to bully his way past Romain Grosjean with the effectiveness which Vettel did. Instead, it took Mark seven laps to find a way around the Lotus driver by which time any chance of a challenge to Vettel’s lead had been lost.
Which means our regular F1 pictorial update gives us yet another opportunity to look at that bloody finger!
Sunday night lights! We bring you another mega-gallery of images from the world of Formula 1, this time from under the lights of the Singapore Grand Prix. For the third race in a row Sebastian Vettel dominated the weekend and further tightened the screws on securing a fourth straight championship.
Here’s your photo reminder of the Italian Grand Prix. The many goings on at the Frankfurt Motor Show mean you’ve had to wait a few extra days, which is why we’ve assembled over 110 photos for you to enjoy.
We liked the pics of McLaren’s 50th anniversary celebrations. And we’d have loved to score an invite to hear Mark Webber talking about his last European grand prix too.
We’re fairly certain is Lewis Hamilton is still over the moon at his first win for Mercedes-Benz, which he achieved at the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix. But we’re not so sure he’ll check into AUSmotive to relive his victory. So, it’s just as well you’re here to fill Lewis’ shoes.
For Porsche at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed it was all about the iconic 911 and its 50th anniversary. Here’s another 50-odd images from the festivities showing the many cars Porsche had on show and in action.
Porsche was also the manufacturer charged with installing the annual sculpture in front of Goodwood House. It was a trio of 911 models being thrust into the air. Quite spectacular really.
This is your second fix of images from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. We start with McLaren and take you all the way to Vuhl, plus a few bonus pics at the end.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s final gallery which is a dedicated set of Porsche images.
It’s taken us a while to prepare, but here’s your first instalment in our 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed image gallery. We’ve got more than 260 images in all which will be spread out over three galleries.
Presented in alphabetical order, this selection of photos starts with Alfa Romeo and ends with Lotus. And doesn’t that Alfa Romeo 4C just look sensational!
Stay tuned over the next two days for the remaining galleries to be posted.
Here we are with a bumper edition of F1 pics this week. There’s over 100 photos from the 2013 German Grand Prix for you below, there’s some really great images too. We hope you like them.
This is the Vuhl 05, a new lightweight supercar built by a boutique carmaker. If it looks and sounds a bit odd to you, perhaps the 695kg dry weight and 212kW/420Nm engine will pique your interest?
A trackday weapon in the vein of the KTM X-Bow and Ariel Atom, the Vuhl 05 is the creation of the Echeverria family from Mexico. The car was designed by brothers Guillermo Jr and Iker Echeverria. Guillermo Sr had a 30 year racing career of his own, in which he designed and raced his own cars.
Like most cars of this ilk it’s a bit of a parts bin special. The engine is a 2.0 litre turbocharged EcoBoost unit and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. You’ll need just 3.7 seconds to reach 100km/h apparently. Top speed is 245km/h.
Body panels are made from RTM reinforced plastic, although you can have it wrapped in carbon fibre if you wish. The monocoque weighs in a mere 78kg and the full chassis is a three part bonded tub made from aluminium extrusions and aluminium honeycomb.
Vuhl will have their rather appealing 05 creation on show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Deliveries are expected in the second quarter of 2014 and pricing starts from Â£55,000 (AU$90,000).
You’ve seen the video, now here’s the photo gallery of Sebastien Loeb’s all-conquering assault on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Red Bull has fittingly labelled Loeb the King of the Peak after his record-breaking 8:13.878 climb. To honour Loeb’s mighty achievement we’ve assembled over 25 2000px super images for you to savour.
Here’s your pics from an epic British Grand Prix at Silverstone. If not for a customary dodgy start we may have been looking at Mark Webber with hands raised in triumph in the photo above. Instead Mark almost won, on the back of a gutsy recovery effort.
Ifs, buts and maybesâ€”as likeable and charismatic as Mark has been during his F1 careerâ€”that pretty much sums him up. Now that his Porsche move has been confirmed, we can enjoy the Mark Webber F1 farewell tour. Certainly a win at Silverstone would have been a great way to start the journey, but a win at the NÃ¼rburgring, the venue of his maiden grand prix victory would have a nice symmetry to it as well.
Oh yeah, well done Nico Rosberg. A solid win for you. There’s over 90 pics from the British GP ready to be enjoyed after the break.