Is Bottas/Hamilton set to be Rosberg/Hamilton rebooted?

Heading in to the Russian Grand Prix life was pretty good for the Mercedes AMG F1 team. A burgeoning bromance was forming between their drivers – in stark contrast to the at times fiery Rosberg/Hamilton pairing. Ferrari were offering a challenge but not quite enough to completely turn the tide of recent F1 form. Plus…

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: 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: 2017 F1 driver market update

The Italian Grand Prix weekend was massive for the F1 driver market as Felipe Massa and Jenson Button announced their respective decisions to retire and take an F1 sabbatical. The announcements left at least one seat free at Williams and confirmed the long-anticipated promotion of GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne to F1. But plenty of pieces…

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…

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…