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: Italian Grand Prix preview
MotorSportNotes previews the Italian Grand Prix as tyre blowouts, a Monza ‘special’ engine for Ferrari and the Hamilton juggernaut top the headlines. Tyres Following the Spa blowouts and subsequent finger pointing between Mercedes, Pirelli, Ferrari and the FIA, racing on the super-quick Monza circuit is going to leave everyone on tenterhooks. Ferrari were adamant Pirelli…
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: the driver market ‘poker game’ starts now
Following confirmation that Kimi Raikkonen will remain with Ferrari for 2016, MotorSportNotes considers ‘what next?’ for those linked with replacing the Finn as the poker game for a 2017 Ferrari seat begins. Depending on which sources you believe Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean and Daniel Ricciardo were all tipped for a 2016 seat at…
F1: Williams draw up Bottas replacement shortlist
Italian media reported confidently last week that Valtteri Bottas has signed to race for Ferrari from 2016 onwards. With Kimi Raikkonen likely to retire attention turns to the short list for what has once again become a coveted seat with Williams. One thing is certain: the shortlist of drivers Williams draw up to partner Felipe Massa…
Customer cars in F1: time for a ‘new’ old idea?
Recent speculation about 3-car F1 teams is the wrong answer to an inherent problem with the sport. Time for a ‘new’ old idea.
F1: Monza race preview
Monza offers a chance for F1 to reset after the drama of Spa. Points of interest however are not limited just to the Mercedes intra-team battle.
F1: Belgian GP preview
Find out what the summer break, driver ‘silly season’, shock moves and contracts mean for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
F1 drivers who need to move on
Our take on which F1 drivers on the current grid need to follow Mark Webber in to retirement.