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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 [...]

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 [...]

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