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: 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: German Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

As decisions by the race stewards once again took centre stage, I rate the heroes and zeroes from a pretty dull 2016 German Grand Prix. German Grand Prix heroes 2016 Hero – Lewis Hamilton Hamilton was not pressed on Sunday afternoon. After his teammate Nico Rosberg gifted him the lead off the line, Hamilton simply…

F1: Hungarian Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

A look at the stars and villains from the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix – a race that turned out pretty dull after a thrilling, 2-hour qualifying session. Hungarian Grand Prix heroes 2016 Hero – Lewis Hamilton Should he have had pole on Saturday? Yes Did he command the race from lights to flag? Yes Did…