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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 [...]

F1 Blog’s Chinese Predictions

Carrot’s Predictions Chinese Grand Prix 2011 Winner – Sebastian Vettel. Chinese Grand Prix 2011 Pole Position – Sebastian Vettel. Chinese Grand Prix 2011 Fastest Lap – Sebastian Vettel. Other predictions – Lewis Hamilton to out-qualify Jenson Button but finish behind him on Sunday due to being harder on his tyres. If anything the Red Bulls [...]

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 [...]

F1 Blog’s Malaysia Predictions

Carrot’s Predictions Malaysia Grand Prix 2011 Winner – Sebastian Vettel. Malaysia Grand Prix 2011 Pole Position – Sebastian Vettel. Malaysia Grand Prix 2011 Fastest Lap – Sebastian Vettel. Other predictions – At least one of the Hispanias not to qualify due to the 107% rule. The story of the first two sessions of the weekend [...]

Has anyone told Red Bull and Vettel that 2011 is a new season?

Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix in commanding fashion, never under threat at any point after the first 200 yards. It’s like end of the 2010 season all over again. The story of the weekend is the continued dominance of Red Bull and Vettel, with ominous signs for the rest of the field should [...]

The 2011 Grid

After three practice sessions we can finally start to speak definitely on how the 2011 will go. The majority of the obfuscation that’s inherent to pre-season testing is gone, although there is some sandbagging still going on before qualifying. So, what can we say? Drivers There are  countries represented in the main driver lineup this [...]

F1 Blog’s Australian Predictions

Carrot’s Predictions Australian Grand Prix 2011 Winner – Mark Webber. Australian Grand Prix 2011 Pole Position – Mark Webber. Australian Grand Prix 2011 Fastest Lap – Sebastian Vettel. Other predictions – At least one of the Hispanias not to qualify due to the 107% rule. The free practice has shown that Red Bull are still [...]

F1 Blog’s Season Predictions

With the delayed opening of the 2011 season only a few days away it is time for us to make our full season predictions once again. For a group of dedicated and opinionated fans we didn’t do too well last year. Only Mark and Carrot made predictions as Euan was yet to join the team [...]

Pirelli announces tyre colourings

Last year Bridgestone used green stripes around the tyre wall to differentiate between option and prime, and wet and intermediate. Pirelli has announced that this year there will be no stripes, but instead different colour logo branding on the side walls to differentiate between all the tyres in its range. Each specification will have its [...]

Carrot’s Team By Team Season Review: Part 3 – The Frontrunners

Of the twelve teams that began the 2010 Formula 1 season, only five made the podium. These five teams were the ones setting the pace, the ones considered threats to whoever was favourite for the win in a particular race weekend, these are the frontrunners of 2010. 5. Renault – 163 pts At the end [...]

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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