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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 [...]

Everyone pounces when Vettel stumbles

Well that was a refreshing change from what we’ve had all season, wasn’t it? Three drivers from three teams all in the hunt throughout the race. Importantly from the point of view of championship excitement, Sebastian Vettel wasn’t one of them. Making the most of the car and his ability to overtake anywhere Lewis Hamilton [...]

Silverstone shows more than one chink in Red Bull’s armour

Red Bull are dominant and some people are calling the season boring – everything always seems to change at Silverstone, doesn’t it? The entire weekend in the paddock was spent politicking over the off throttle blown diffuser restrictions with Renault and then Mercedes both being given certain latitudes due to reliability issues. Eventually some sort [...]

Business as usual in Valencia

Pole, fastest lap and the race win for Sebastian Vettel. It’s all coming together for him and Red Bull this season. The FIA’s new engine regulations disallowing separate engine maps for qualifying and the race have actually seemed to help Red Bull with the team able to lock out the front row in Valencia from [...]

In the rain, always bet on Button

Six trips through the pit lane, including one driver through penalty, contact with his team mate and Fernando Alonso, at the very back of the field at a restart and Jenson Button was still able to come through to win the longest ever Formula 1 race. The official time of the race was just under [...]

Gambling pays off for Red Bull

Red Bull gambled in Monaco, going against the current season mantra that more stops are better, to take the win with a risky strategy to allow Sebastian Vettel to record his first Monaco win in what is surely looking like his second championship winning year. The strategy was not however a result of genius, a [...]

Strategy is back in F1

While not as easy as he’d like, losing pole to Mark Webber, losing the first corner lead to Fernando Alonso and being hounded to the finish by Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel still managed to score the win in Spain today. This makes Vettel’s fourth victory in five races, meaning he’s only dropped seven points from [...]

Red Bull get back in their stride

Sebastian Vettel wiped out his car with a crash in FP1 and there were KERS issues for Red Bull on Saturday morning, still come Sunday afternoon nothing could match Red Bull and Vettel as they returned to their winning ways in Turkey. The race proved that the amount of overtaking in China wasn’t a one [...]

McLaren answer Red Bull’s pace in China

You are going to have to go back a long way to find a race more exciting than the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix. The most recent one I personally can think of is Brazil 2008 and that had the additional tension of a championship decider and being a rain affected race. China 2011 had no [...]

Vettel marches on

Even with a broken KERS unit, Sebastian Vettel again won from pole in the second race of the season to extend his lead at the top of the standings. The forecast rain never really materialised in Malaysia and the reigning World Champion effortlessly moved his title ambitions forward. Vettel led all but two laps of [...]

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  • 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