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….

Should IndyCar invest in Alonso?

Before Alonso-mania took over Indianapolis this week, attention was focused on what Fernando Alonso does next year. His McLaren contract is up this season and his ambitions remaining completely unfulfilled by the team. Unsurprisingly there is once again rumour in the F1 paddock of a move to Mercedes. There is talk of Ferrari too and nostalgic glances…

What does McLaren do after the Indy 500?

A lot of people scoffed at the appointment of Zak Brown to replace Ron Dennis as McLaren team boss. What does a marketing guy know about F1?  was a common criticism. After a dismal start to the 2017 F1 season and Honda seemingly further behind than ever, those same critics smelled blood in the water. Somewhat…

F1 Russian Grand Prix Qualifying results

For the first time since 2008 Sebastien Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen created a Ferrari front-row lock out in Sochi. Ferrari set the pace and the agenda Critically for Ferrari they were able to lead the tyre strategy through qualifying, putting pressure on Mercedes. The Silver Arrows were already struggling for grip especially in the final…

Alonso seeks legendary status with Indy 500 bid

No one saw this move by Fernando Alonso coming. Much like one of his overtakes in F1, the McLaren star did something that left the motorsport world almost speechless and asking: did he just do that? The double F1 World champion will compete at the 101st Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Autosport. With backing and the blessing of Honda…

F1 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Results

Lewis Hamilton scored Mercedes’ 75th pole position to lead the field at the 2017 F1 Chinese Grand Prix. The 3-time World Champion hooked up an unbeatable lap when it counted, having trailed Ferrari’s Sebastien Vettel through Q1 and Q2. Mercedes keep their qualifying advantage Mercedes retained their slight qualifying advantage over Ferrari in Shanghai. Despite Ferrari…

Ferrari & Bottas just limited Alonso’s F1 options

Fernando Alonso’s Australian Grand Prix weekend was bad enough thanks to continuing failings by Honda. But the resurgence of Ferrari  and the performance of Valterri Bottas made things even worse. The great McLaren Honda project version 2.0 is a disaster. Even with the kind of progress Honda made in 2016 – which was very impressive…

F1 Australian Grand Prix – heroes and zeroes

In my usual post-race wrap-up I rate the heroes and zeroes from the 2017 F1 Australian Grand Prix. Find out who covered themselves in glory and who covered themselves in gravel. 2017 F1 Australian Grand Prix Heroes Heroes – Ferrari When Ferrari kept Sebastien Vettel for several laps following Lewis Hamilton’s pit stop, we all thought…