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Vettel flawless, but still not crowned

Racing in the dark, under the lights, at Singapore always looks extremely pretty. The cars shine and dazzle the cameras and new crash helmets are brought specifically. If Monaco is the most glamorous race of the year, Singapore is surely the most aesthetic race of the year. Sebastian Vettel led from pole and disappeared into [...]

The Temple of Speed rewards the devoted

The fastest track on the F1 calender, Monza, and even with doubts over the ability of the Red Bull Racing machine to cope with the high top speeds needed, Sebastian Vettel still claimed the win. It’s now beyond all but mathematical certainty that Vettel will claim a second successive crown. It’s only where he’ll claim [...]

A traditional result, but not a boring race in Spa

Spa. I love Spa. I’d even put some other adjectives in there if this place wasn’t suitable for children. It’s a glorious race track, with history, excitement and no shortage of overtaking. Who says you need changeable conditions to overtake in Formula 1? I present Spa, all the races before and today’s as Exhibit A. [...]

With half the season gone…

…there’s still half to go, to paraphrase the great Murray Walker. We’re actually over halfway through, eleven races done and only eight left, but the summer break seems like half time for everyone involved in and watching F1. So the question is, how is the season going for the teams? Therefore in current championship order, [...]

Jenson Button, the new Regenmeister

A wet race and Jenson Button wins, you’re so shocked aren’t you? Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello and most famously Michael Schumacher have all been dubbed ‘Rain Master’ by the press, Button’s long overdue. It was an exciting race this afternoon, with five drivers looking like they could come through and win during the race depending [...]

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 [...]

F1 Blog’s British Predictions

Carrot’s Predictions British Grand Prix 2011 Winner – Sebastian Vettel British Grand Prix 2011 Pole Position – Sebastian Vettel British Grand Prix 2011 Fastest Lap – Mark Webber Other predictions – Daniel Ricciardo to outperform Vitantonio Liuzzi New layout at Silverstone, new regulations and a new driver in a Hispania, it’s all change this weekend. [...]

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 [...]

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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