Red Bull – Fitting Three into Two

  For a number of years, the possibility of three car teams have been mooted throughout F1. This hasn’t been a popular idea of course, with even those at the front somewhat sceptical about the extent of the benefits when there would be such huge financial outlay. However, one team who may feel slightly more inclined […]

Highs and Loews: Russia

Highs Valterri Bottas After his difficult time out in Bahrain this was the ideal response from Bottas, taking his maiden F1 victory to the delight of many. The terms ‘2nd driver’ and ‘Team orders’ were being bandied around after he failed to keep pace with Hamilton in Sakhir, but there will be no such utterances […]

Season Preview: Ferrari

This is a huge year and a big opportunity for Ferrari, as they attempt to end their long wait for a constructors title. Their last title came back in 2008, only twice in their history have Ferrari gone longer without a championship. They will need no reminding of this either though, the Italian media is […]

Season Preview: Mercedes

Well, not many saw it coming, yet it managed to make perfect sense. Nico Rosberg’s retirement having achieved what he set out to in Formula One is admirable in many ways, a man wanting to spend time with his family after succeeding in his career goal shouldn’t attract criticism, yet there will have been some […]

Season Preview: Haas

With their debut season now firmly under their belt, Haas F1 will be looking to build on a steady, if unspectacular, entrance to Formula One for 2017. Many will point to the tribulations of other recent new teams (Caterham, Manor (previously Virgin/Marussia) and HRT) to highlight a good foundation in comparison with which to build […]

Season Preview: Sauber

It’s fair to say Sauber are a team that many fans have a soft spot for,  so their decline into one of the grid’s backmarkers in recent years has been difficult to watch. Going into their 25th year in the sport, you have to assume the levels of expectation are fairly low, having only just […]

Highs and Loews: Spain

Highs Lewis Hamilton – 1st It’s races like this that can make or break a championship. Despite taking pole, Hamilton’s fondness of starting slowly gifted Vettel the lead going into turn one. However, what played out afterwards was a mixture of good fortune and ability that any driver racing for a world title needs. Mercedes […]

Highs and Loews: Bahrain

Highs Sebastian Vettel Would have been disappointed to have qualified behind both Mercedes for the first time this season, but managed a great start to jump Lewis Hamilton, after which he knew that with Valterri Bottas’ struggles that he had the pace to take victory. Ferrari found a time to perform an undercut that even […]

Highs and Loews: China

Highs Lewis Hamilton – 1st Did what he needed to in qualifying, a near perfect lap, then got off the line well in the race and completely controlled it from start to finish. A ‘grand slam’ apparently, an ideal weekend after coming out second best in Melbourne. Sebastian Vettel – 2nd Ferrari are behind Mercedes in qualifying […]

Teammate Comparison – Australia

Mercedes Qualifying: Hamilton Season to date: Hamilton 1-0 Bottas Hamilton looked imperious during qualifying, hammering home his advantage over Bottas by nearly 3 tenths in Q3 and took pole position in front of Vettel. Saturdays have always been one of Hamilton’s greatest strengths though, so Bottas won’t find starting ahead on the grid easy. Race: […]

Highs and Loews: Australia

Taking a look at who came out of the race weekend on a high, and who will be feeling like a poor pun shoehorned into a title of a feature. Highs Sebastian Vettel A brilliant drive from Vettel who took his 43rd career victory in Albert Park, as we finally saw the true pace of […]