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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 [...]

CRIKEY! Number two drivers reign supreme

A podium of number two drivers, if in car number as in Hamilton’s case, or in speculated team status as with Webber and Rosberg. The 2010 British Grand Prix proved eventful and, with a great deal of off-track politics, was certainly newsworthy. After taking Vettel in the first hundred metres, Webber led to the flag [...]

Vettel begins the German dominance of the day

Sebastian Vettel led lights to flag to record an impressive victory that set the tone for the rest of the day. Only the fastest lap eluded the German today, something that even he with his love of ticking the boxes won’t mind that much. McLaren were unable to overcome the raw pace of the Red [...]

McLaren begin to steamroller the field

Overcoming Red Bull’s superior strategy and maintaining better reliability than the Austrian team, as well as having both cars take Fernando Alonso on track, McLaren delivered their third 1-2 finish of the season in Canada. Running their own race they managed to capitalise on their strengths and dominate the rest of the field in a [...]

Silly Season is Cancelled

Last year we had Alonso’s super-secret move to Ferrari, the late speculation of the second McLaren and Brawn (subsequently Mercedes GP) second cockpits and the whole slew of new entries and whether or not they’d even make it. Silly Season, the tradition of media and pub based guess work over the destinations of drivers (and [...]

Vettel throws it all away

Red Bull were concerned with the pace of the McLarens, and the race showed their concerns to be justified. The gleaming silver machines were easily a match for the Red Bulls in race pace. The final race positions would be heavily influenced by the pit stops. Red Bull got it right, they covered off Hamilton [...]

Weekend of Webber

We predicted Vettel. The general media predicted Vettel. People in the paddock were predicting Vettel. Webber, however, rolled up and quietly dominated the entire weekend. From taking the pole on Saturday with a better drive through the final chicane to his stroll away from the pack on Sunday afternoon the Aussie was untouchable in Spain. [...]

The Rules of Overtaking

Overtaking, every single time a survey of F1 fans is taken it features at the top of the list. In 2010 we actually have more overtaking, but who’d have believed it. The statisticians will tell you that the Chinese Grand Prix had more overtaking than any other race in years. Sounds great until you realise [...]

McLaren weather the opposition in China

I called it. You know I love to say “I told you so” and I did. Button in changeable conditions ruled the race. From staying out on slicks when everyone else bolted for the safety of inters to the management of safety car gaps during the second restart, Button controlled his car, his tyres and [...]

Pre-Season Post Mortem

With less than a week until first practise in Bahrain, we come to the end of one of the most eventful off season periods that anyone can remember. 12 months ago it was a shock that Honda had pulled out of F1, now we’re down to two major car manufacturers actually participating in the championship. [...]

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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