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…

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…

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…

Alonso expects “more movements” in 2018 F1 driver market

Fernando Alonso expects more F1 race seats for 2018 to become available. The Spaniard – talking to Sky Sports News – believes more opportunities exist than current paddock talk suggests. “I know there are even more movements than probably we all know and there are some teams we think are set for next year, I don’t…

F1 Monaco Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

Sebastien Vettel took Ferrari’s first Monaco Grand Prix win since 2001. The championship leader extended his lead over Lewis Hamilton as the Mercedes driver finished a distant 7th. 2017 F1 Monaco Grand Prix heroes Hero – Sebastien Vettel The four-time World champion delivered a near perfect performance to take Ferrari’s first Monaco win in 16 years….

Monaco Grand Prix qualifying notes

Kimi Raikkonen took his second Monaco Grand Prix pole position as Lewis Hamilton had a qualifying session to forget. Meanwhile Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas gave it his all to split the Ferrari’s as McLaren got both cars in to Q3. The Iceman cometh Millions of Kimi fans have been hoping that the speed and…