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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

F1 Blog’s Season Predictions

With the delayed opening of the 2011 season only a few days away it is time for us to make our full season predictions once again. For a group of dedicated and opinionated fans we didn’t do too well last year. Only Mark and Carrot made predictions as Euan was yet to join the team [...]

Bahrain Cancelled

The season opener to the Formula 1 2011 season will be cancelled due to the ongoing political unrest in the country it emerged today. The season will therefore begin at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on 27th of March. It is the first Formula 1 event to be cancelled since the 1995 Pacific Grand [...]

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 [...]

Red Bull force the Drivers’ Crown to the wire

1 race, 4 contenders, 24 points. That’s all that’s left in the battle for the 2010 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship after Red Bull put in a dominant performance in Brazil to force the fight to continue to the final race of the year. Red Bull were supreme at this track, capitalising on the pack [...]

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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