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…

F1: Belgian Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

Nico Rosberg won the race but all eyes were on Lewis Hamilton’s fightback and whether Kimi Raikkonen would punch Max Verstappen post-race. Here I rate the heroes and zeroes from a thrilling (and at times stomach churning) Belgian Grand Prix 2016. Belgian Grand Prix 2016 heroes Heroes – Force India Whilst McLaren, Toro Rosso and…

F1: Button or Vandoorne at McLaren

Many consider Jenson Button’s time with McLaren in F1 to be over. At the end of the season they believe it is a done deal for Stoffel Vandoorne to partner Fernando Alonso for 2017 as McLaren-Honda finally become competitive. But is that the only solution? Button still has something to give Despite the impressive gains made…

F1: Alonso (almost) vindicated on McLaren move

Fernando Alonso was widely pilloried in 2015 for his move from Ferrari to the second generation McLaren-Honda partnership. Mid-way through the 2016 season and the validity of that decision is starting to swing back in favour of the Spaniard. Another bad Alonso career move The grim reality of how far off the pace McLaren were…