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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 areĀ  countries represented in the main driver lineup this [...]

Suzuka is very much a Red Bull track

A 1-2 in qualifying and the race has Red Bull extend their lead at the top of both championships after a very tiring morning for European fans. After heavy rain yesterday caused qualifying to be postponed to this morning, teams and drivers had it all to do in one day and fans had to be [...]

Carrot’s Take on Team Orders

The fallout from Ferrari’s actions in Germany isn’t likely to die away any time soon, especially with reports this week that the Scuderia is looking at the possibility of civil action. According to reports, should the World Motor Sport Council choose to strip them of their points when they meet following the referral from the [...]

Chandhok Out Again

Indian driver Karun Chandhok will miss another race this weekend. The young driver, who is currently the second highest of the new team drivers in the standings after Heikki Kovalainen, will be replaced by Sakon Yamamoto. This is the second race in a row that Chandhok has been forced to sit out after also missing [...]

Pointless Controversy Overshadows Germany

I’ll avoid the obvious controversy until a bit later and just comment on the result as it stands for the first part of this post. Ferrari came back to form in Germany, recording a 1-2 finish and easily outclassing the Red Bulls and taking home a maximum haul of points. Both the red cars looked [...]

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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