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Renault’s Frustrating Engine Failures

It was quite a surprise when on Lap 34 of the European Grand Prix, viewers saw Sebastian Vettel’s gloves fly at the catch fencing as he frustratingly walked away from his retired Red Bull RB8. And, it was an even bigger surprise, when Lotus’ Romain Grosjean retired just 7 laps later in a near identical [...]

Red Bull’s Possible Floor…

The Red Bull RB7, which we know was designed by legendary-aerodynamicist Adrian Newey, has a Flexi-Wing. The modification allows more speed down the straights, but without a loss of grip through the corners.  When rival teams first noticed this, their was a lot of criticism with regards to rules, but the car passed all the legality tests it [...]

This Week’s Round-Up!

-McLaren’s Jenson Button was caught speeding on Tuesday – Legally. The former World champion, was demonstrating McLaren’s 2008 MP4-23 through the Dutch village of Limburg, entertaining over 5,000 locals. On his official Twitter page, the 2009 World Champion tweeted “Great day yesterday driving my race car around the streets in Roggel. 165mph down the high [...]

Domenicali – Safe And Sound

Ferrari Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali, has been reassured that his role for 2012 is safe. President of Scuderia Ferrari Formula One Team, Luca di Montezemelo, has informed the Principal that although the team failed to challenge or the title this year, Domenicali will remain in his current position for the 2010 Formula One season. However, as [...]

Red Bull – Blisteringly Quick…Literally!

Red Bull Design Chief, Adrian Newey, has admitted that he spent the Belgian Grand Prix worrying about the safety of the teams drivers; Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. The apparent statement came after issues with severely blistered tyres, due to a harsh Qualifying. Normally, only drivers who qualify below 10th position are aloud to use a fresh [...]

Suprising Spa – The Aftermath!

- It’s fair to say that Spa Francorchamps caught out some of the big-named teams at some point during the Grand Prix weekend. However, positive results came out of the weekend for Renualt. Team boss Eric Boullier says he is definitely sure that Bruno Senna can score some good points, even after a hard debut for the Brazilian [...]

Friday’s News Round-up!

- The Financial Times has reported that Formula One Management President, Bernie Ecclestone, is unhappy about moving the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix from March, to November. In an interview the Financial Times, Ecclestone told reporters “They [Event Organizers] didn’t want it up the front so I’ve had to screw the whole calendar up.” -Staying with Ecclestone, [...]

Monday’s Aftermath!

- After a disastrous Hungarian Grand Prix, Renault’s Nick Heidfeld believes  is it essential that the team develop some serious hardware updates to the R31 for Spa, if they are to save their season. The teams latest embarrassment was at the Hungarian Grand Prix, when viewers witnessed a dramatic ending to Heidfeld’s race, with his sidepod exploding [...]

A Little Bit Of… Everything!

- Director of Volkswagen Motorsport, Wolfgang Dürheimer, has confirmed interest to join Formula 1 in the near future. In a recent interview, Dürheimer told journalists “I could in 2018, when the group is in the auto industry up front, imagine a Formula 1 involvement. We have enough good brands that could do that.” It’s thought [...]

Tuesday’s F1 News – The Up’s…And The Down’s

After a positive German Grand Prix for McLaren, Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh has made bold claims that he believes that both McLaren and Ferrari are fully capable of catching the run-away Red Bull’s of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. As a result of these claims, Whitmarsh added “Hopefully we can make this another fantastic championship [...]

  • Drivers Championship 2013

    1 Kimi Raikkonen 25
    2 Fernando Alonso 18
    3 Sebastian Vettel 15
    4 Felipe Massa 12
    5 Lewis Hamilton 10
    6 Mark Webber 8
    7 Adrian Sutil 6
    8 Paul Di Resta 4
    9 Jenson Button 2
    10 Romain Grosjean 1

  • Constructors Championship 2013

    1 Ferrari 30
    2 Lotus 26
    3 Red Bull 23
    4 Mercedes 10
    5 Force India 10
    6 McLaren 2
    7 Toro Rosso 0
    8 Sauber 0
    9 Williams 0
    10 Marussia 0
    11 Caterham 0