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…

F1 Russian Grand Prix Qualifying results

For the first time since 2008 Sebastien Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen created a Ferrari front-row lock out in Sochi. Ferrari set the pace and the agenda Critically for Ferrari they were able to lead the tyre strategy through qualifying, putting pressure on Mercedes. The Silver Arrows were already struggling for grip especially in the final…

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…

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…

Russian Grand Prix review

My old school headmaster used to tell us: “you make your own luck, good and bad”. Considering the contrasting fortunes of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the Russian Grand Prix,  it seems like a pretty accurate assessment. Good luck/bad luck Earlier in the year Rosberg was making hay with smart, calculating decision-making whilst…

Russian Grand Prix preview

It is difficult to write a preview for a track F1 has never visited but it is particularly so after the events in Suzuka. Jules Bianchi’s horrific accident – if you saw the footage I’m sure, like me, you wish you now had not – casts a long shadow over the sport and this weekend’s…