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…

F1: What do Mercedes mean by a ‘brave’ decision?

Toto Wolff was quoted this week saying that the Mercedes F1 team are prepared to make a ‘brave’ decision on Nico Rosberg’s replacement. What that means is open to interpretation and could end up with a surprising end result. Mercedes want to be in a position to secure a fourth successive drivers and constructors world…

Rosberg retires: what happens next?

In a year of completely unexpected results Nico Rosberg’s decision to retire from F1 is one of the more shocking. Less than a week after clinching a maiden F1 World title the German has decided to walk away from Formula 1 and the dominant Mercedes team. Mercedes now have to find a replacement for the outgoing…

F1: could the 2016 title be decided in court?

Thanks to rule u-turns by the FIA during the 2016 season, there is a chance the F1 title race could be decided off track and in the courts. Rosberg’s title to lose With two races remaining – starting in Brazil this weekend – the F1 title is going down to the wire. Once again it…

F1: Mexican Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

A climactic final few laps and what could have been a farcical podium closed out what had threatened to be a really dull Mexican Grand Prix. Here is our usual heroes and zeroes review of what ended up being an explosive 2016 Mexican Grand Prix. 2016 Mexican Grand Prix – heroes Heroes – F1 race stewards…

F1: Hamilton’s ‘meltdown’, Snapchat-gate & press conferences

Following Lewis Hamilton’s antics in the pre-Japanese Grand Prix Thursday press conference, media (both off and online) and fans went in to overdrive. The whole situation that unfolded was a whirlwind tour of issues in F1. From fan access and driver egos, to the roll of the trusty press conference and allegations of Hamilton being…

F1: Debunking the Hamilton conspiracy theories

The detonation of Lewis Hamilton’s powerunit during the Malaysian Grand Prix had the man himself, his fans and much of the British media crying foul. But a look back at recent F1 history demonstrates there is nothing suspicious or premeditated about it. Somebody doesn’t want me to win – Hamilton Make no mistake Lewis Hamilton’s comments…

F1: Austrian Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

The Austrian Alps reverberated to the sound of smashing carbon and exploding tyres at the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix. I rate the heroes and zeroes from a dramatic afternoon at the Red Bull Ring. Austrian Grand Prix 2016 heroes Hero – Jenson Button The former world champion was back where he belongs at the sharp…

F1: The frustrating Mr. Rosberg

After Nico Rosberg’s dismal performance at the Monaco Grand Prix, media attention focused on his ‘gentlemanly’ agreement to move over for team-mate Lewis Hamilton. This latest installment in the Nico vs Lewis saga created yet another source of frustration for those hoping for another titanic title battle. Nico Rosberg: aiming for top step or top pay?…

F1: Spanish Grand Prix ‘hot and not’ list

F1’s youngest winner of all time – Max Verstappen – tops our ‘hot and not’ list after a spectacular Spanish Grand Prix. 2016 Spanish Grand Prix Hot list Max Verstappen We all knew he was good but perhaps not this good or able to be this good, this quickly. The Dutchman’s performance was one that would…