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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 [...]

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. [...]

Jenson Button, the new Regenmeister

A wet race and Jenson Button wins, you’re so shocked aren’t you? Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello and most famously Michael Schumacher have all been dubbed ‘Rain Master’ by the press, Button’s long overdue. It was an exciting race this afternoon, with five drivers looking like they could come through and win during the race depending [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Carrot’s Team By Team Season Review: Part 2 – The Midfield

Part two concerns the midfield of Formula 1, those teams hoping for a good day to luck into a podium and those desperately hoping not to slip to the back of the field. In 2010 the midfield consisted of four distinct teams that ran between the three new teams at the back of the field [...]

2011 Team line-ups start to shape up

The FIA have published the F1 entry list for the 2011 season. Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, and Lotus will have an unchanged driver line-up for next season. Sauber have confirmed that new driver Sergio Perez will race alongside Kamui Kobayashi. Since the announcement Williams have added Pastor Maldonado as their second driver with Rubens [...]

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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