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: the drivers who’ve outstayed their welcome

With the Formula 1 silly season ramping up for the summer, a look at the drivers who should be moving on. Time gentlemen please… Felipe Massa – Williams Mercedes Felipe was expected to struggle at Williams against the much-vaunted Valtteri Bottas. The Brazilian is due a load of credit for showing everyone (myself included) that…

F1: European Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

Rating the heroes and zeroes from the first European Grand Prix to be hosted in the Azerbaijan city of Baku. European Grand Prix Baku 2016 heroes Hero – Force India mechanics Force India looked strong in the build up to qualifying – right until the moment when Sergio Perez kissed the wall in free practice…

F1: customer cars a better solution than 3-car teams

Three car teams are back on the F1 agenda as multiple teams teeter on the brink financially and the future of Red Bull/Toro Rosso remains in serious doubt. MotorSportNotes examines the solution that F1 needs to finally accept. Even without the serious risk of Red Bull and Toro Rosso disappearing from the grid in 2016, the…

A better way to help F1’s small teams

News emerged today that Marussia’s attempt to re-enter F1 has been rejected. Despite the depth of feeling regarding F1’s pluckiest team, it is a good thing for the sport. It would have been just another ‘band-aid’ approach to one of the sport’s core issues. The best solution however for the sport’s minnows will not be…

Singapore GP preview

The radio ban for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix is set to throw up many interesting issues on reliability, fuel and the title battle.