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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 [...]

Belgium comes good yet again

No matter what the content of the season, whether it’s close and gripping like this year or as processional as an Armistice Day parade, Spa always delivers an excellent race and this year was no exception. Let’s forget promoter’s fees and all the money associated with F1, for as long as this circuit is able [...]

F1 Blog’s Bahrain Predictions

Carrot’s Predictions Bahrain Grand Prix 2012 Winner – Jenson Button Bahrain Grand Prix 2012 Pole Position – Nico Rosberg Bahrain Grand Prix 2012 Fastest Lap – Lewis Hamilton I’m going for a bit of a mixed spread this weekend. Rosberg’s been producing excellent one lap pace in free practice, but the heat of the desert [...]

F1 Blog’s Chinese Predictions

Carrot’s Predictions Chinese Grand Prix 2012 Winner – Jenson Button Chinese Grand Prix 2012 Pole Position – Jenson Button Chinese Grand Prix 2012 Fastest Lap – Lewis Hamilton It’s not very imaginative, I admit, to go for the current front running car but it’ll probably be accurate. With Hamilton due to take a five place [...]

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 [...]

Korea confirms Red Bull as Constructors’ Champions

It was inevitable really, after the season we’ve had and the fact that Sebastian Vettel  was crowned so early. By outscoring McLaren today, Red Bull have put the Constructors’ Championship beyond mathematical contention. It’s back-to-back double championships for the team created by a drinks company, taking on titans of this sport like McLaren and Ferrari [...]

Button wins the battle, Vettel wins the war

Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jack Brabham, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen, Fernando Alonso and now Sebastian Vettel. Nine men. Nine men who will be remembered throughout the ages. It’s hard enough to win a single Formula 1 World Championship crown, harder still to win more than one and even harder still [...]

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 [...]

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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