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: The frustrating Mr. Rosberg

After Nico Rosberg’s dismal performance at the Monaco Grand Prix, media attention focused on his ‘gentlemanly’ agreement to move over for team-mate Lewis Hamilton. This latest installment in the Nico vs Lewis saga created yet another source of frustration for those hoping for another titanic title battle. Nico Rosberg: aiming for top step or top pay?…

F1: Spanish Grand Prix ‘hot and not’ list

F1’s youngest winner of all time – Max Verstappen – tops our ‘hot and not’ list after a spectacular Spanish Grand Prix. 2016 Spanish Grand Prix Hot list Max Verstappen We all knew he was good but perhaps not this good or able to be this good, this quickly. The Dutchman’s performance was one that would…

F1: Russian Grand Prix ‘hot and not’ list

Looking back on the 2016 F1 Russian Grand Prix from Sochi as we rate the heroes and zeroes from race 4 of the season. Hot Nico Rosberg Completed his first ‘grand slam’ of pole-win-fastest lap-all laps led and extended his championship lead. Detractors will say it was an ‘easy’ weekend but Rosberg still had to…

F1: Australian GP 2016 ‘hot & not’ list

A slightly delayed catch up on the heroes and zeros from the 2016 F1 Australian Grand Prix in our ‘hot and not’ list. Hot Jolyon Palmer The race performance by the British rookie was a brilliant advert for the single-seater ladder system to F1. Palmer demonstrated race craft that many of the recent crop of…

F1: Belgian Grand Prix preview

After the summer break F1 returns to Spa. MotorSportNotes previews what could prove once again to be the pivotal race in the quest for the World Championship. Slightly less gizmos Fairly significant changes have been rolled out to F1’s start procedures, commencing at Spa this weekend. In short, teams will not be able to adjust…

F1: Chinese GP ‘hot and not’ list

The drivers, teams and standouts that impressed and embarrassed in equal measure at the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix. Hot Lewis Hamilton – in imperious form in China. Did not look like being troubled all race and had time to ‘mess’ with his team mate (allegedly) for a bit of fun. Kimi Raikkonen – showing why…

2015 – Nico Rosberg’s year

The dust of Abu Dhabi has barely settled and the broken pieces of Nico Rosberg’s car have not been fully analysed. Testing proper for 2015 is still weeks away but there is every reason to believe next season could be Nico Rosberg’s year. His 2014 challenge ended in disappointing fashion. Whilst his team-mate was romping…

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

So here we are – Abu Dhabi. After 18 rounds, as desired, the drivers title is still to be decided and double points have come in to their own. Lewis versus Nico is the main topic of interest but the possibility of this being the end of the F1 road for many is equally of…

US Grand Prix preview

Looking ahead to the 3rd US Grand Prix in Austin, events off the track once again dominate. Despite a title battle heading down to the wire, the fate of F1’s smallest teams has centre stage. Missing minnows The grace given to both Caterham and Marussia to miss this weekend’s grand prix seems like an early…