F1: Bahrain and Chinese Grand Prix previews with Daniel Ricciardo

The F1 circus takes on the first of this season’s back-to-back race weekends with the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix. Posing contrasting challenges for drivers and teams, the 2018 season proper kicks off this weekend. Our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid caught up with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo…

Clones, customer cars and playing by the spirit of F1

The 2018 Haas F1 car is not a ‘Ferrari clone’ but neither is it in the spirit of Formula 1. And that is where the problem lies as the issue of undefined technology partnerships rears its head once more. The pace of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen during the recent Australian Grand Prix raised eyebrows…

F1 2018 preview with Mobil 1 The Grid

It’s lights out in Melbourne this weekend as the 2018 F1 season gets underway. In what could prove to be a pivotal year for the sport, F1 enters the era of the halo, hypersoft tyres and potentially the next 5-time World Champion. Our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid got exclusive access to Aston Martin…

Karun Chandhok gets to grips with Pirelli’s 2018 F1 tyres

2018 sees the introduction of 2 brand new tyre compounds for the F1 season. Pirelli’s pink hypersoft and orange superhard expands the range of slick compounds to 7. Ex-F1 racer and Channel 4 commentator Karun Chandhok recently spoke to our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid about the new compounds and what they mean for…

F1 2018: Stroll faces big challenge from Sirotkin

Williams Racing are widely expected to sign Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin this month to partner Lance Stroll. The 22 year-old has become the front runner for the final seat on the 2018 F1 grid and is expected to beat Robert Kubica, Paul diResta and Pascal Werhlein to the drive. Breathing space for Stroll at Williams?…

Alonso aiming for Indy 500 return in 2019

F1 star Fernando Alonso is aiming to continue his bid for the motorsport ‘triple crown’ with a return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2019. Alonso is trying to emulate Graham Hill in becoming only the second driver to complete a hat trick of wins at the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le…

Dutch Grand Prix return? Max Verstappen talks F1 & a new home GP

The Orange Army: Max Verstappen on the potential return of the Dutch Grand Prix The rise of Max Verstappen in F1 has brought with it the rise of the ‘Orange Army’. Across the world grandstands are turning orange as Dutch F1 fans offer their unique brand of boisterous support. Verstappen’s adopted ‘home’ Grand Prix –…

Go ahead Ferrari, make my day

The announcement of outline plans for F1’s future engine formula prompted Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne to threaten to pull his team out of the sport. Unhappy with the proposals for greater standardisation of engine parts from 2021 onwards, Marchionne issued the threat to withdraw F1’s longest running team. F1 without Ferrari considered unimaginable Regular F1…

Track limits: drivers not the FIA need to shoulder the blame

Max Verstappen’s controversial move on Kimi Raikkonen during the US Grand Prix reignited the debate on track limits in F1. In the ensuing storm of post-race accusations and social media bitching, blame has been placed variously on the FIA, the race stewards and even track designer Hermann Tilke. Amongst the accusations and finger pointing one…

Daniel Ricciardo on F1 momentum & his toughest teammate

Daniel Ricciardo on his toughest teammate, life at Red Bull and F1 momentum Off the back of a strong 2nd place finish last time out in Singapore, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo sits down to talk about maximising performance ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Plus the likeable Aussie – currently 4th in the F1 World…