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 –…

F1 finale: Max Verstappen previews the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Verstappen previews the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix The curtain comes down on a thrilling 2017 F1 season this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Max Verstappen and his Red Bull Racing team head to the Yas Marina Circuit hoping to score a hat-trick of wins this season. Following victories in Malaysia…

Rainmaster – Verstappen on ‘that’ Brazilian Grand Prix

Rainmaster – Max Verstappen on being F1’s new rainmaster Every so often F1 is graced by a talent of mind-blowing proportions. Rain-soaked race tracks are often where those gifted individuals become legends by the time the chequered flag drops. Think Jackie Stewart at the Nurburgring in 1968, Senna at Donnington in 1993 or Schumacher at…

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…

Max Verstappen previews the US Grand Prix

Lone Star Racing: Max Verstappen previews 2017 F1 US Grand Prix Max Verstappen and Red Bull are riding high as the F1 circus heads to Texas – the Lone Star State – for the 2017 US Grand Prix. Following a spectacular win in Malaysia and consecutive podiums, Verstappen appears to have shaken off his bad…

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…

How ‘Jos the Boss’ paved the way to F1 for Max Verstappen

How ‘Jos the Boss’ paved the way to F1 for Max Verstappen F1’s youngest ever race winner Max Verstappen is the hottest new talent to enter F1 since Lewis Hamilton. Spectacular, brave and with car control that bends the laws of physics, the Red Bull ace is a champion in waiting. Our friends at Mobil…

Could Palmer be IndyCar’s next F1 refugee?

The F1 career of Renault’s Jolyon Palmer is likely to come to an end this year. By the close of the season – if not earlier – the former GP2 (aka F2) champion is widely expected to be dropped by the works team. A string of poor performances, woeful reliability and the speed of teammate…

Why Hamilton at Ferrari makes sense

Most of the rumours that circulate the F1 paddock turn out to be just that: rumours. But over time, some (even the most outlandish) turn out be right on the money. The rumour that Lewis Hamilton will join Ferrari at the end of 2018 could be the next one that list. Why would Hamilton leave…

Vettel, Baku, the FIA and Liberty Media

The machinations of F1 politics meant the decision not to punish Sebastien Vettel further for his clash with Lewis Hamilton was inevitable. Despite rumours suggesting FIA President Jean Todt wanted to make an example of the German there are plenty of reasons why there was a slim chance of that ever happening. First up is…

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

A riotous Azerbaijan Grand Prix ended with unexpected victory for Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and rookie Lance Stroll. Controversy was around every corner in Baku as Lewis Hamilton and fellow title protagonist Sebastien Vettel got too close for comfort under the safety car. Contact between the two sparked a chain of events…