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Silly season over?

You’d think it would be after the avalanche of recent announcements. But this was just the initial phase. Still lots of seats up for grabs, but what has this week done to the market? First off, Michael Schumacher is going into retirement again. To be honest although I thought it was time, I wasn’t actually [...]

F1 Blog’s Belgian Predictions

Carrot’s Predictions Belgian Grand Prix 2012 Winner – Kimi Raikkonen Belgian Grand Prix 2012 Pole Position – Sebastian Vettel Belgian Grand Prix 2012 Fastest Lap – Kamui Kobayashi The return of F1 after the seemingly endless summer break! With Friday’s sessions being a complete washout, there’s only FP3 and paddock gossip to base predictions on [...]

What Australia tells us

The long wait is over! We are back in the season of Formula 1. It’s a massive season this year, 20 races in total, the longest season ever. Jenson Button staked a firm claim to final glory at the opening race of the season today. However it’s far too early to be naming presumptive champions, [...]

Hamilton returns to form in Abu Dhabi

With Sebastian Vettel suffering his first piece of bad luck all season, Lewis Hamilton rose the occasion and seized the opportunity to remind the world of just how fast he can be. The race also underlined the reason for changes at the Yas Island circuit if there’s to be any real racing in years to [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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