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 […]

8Highs and Loews: Italy

Highs Lewis Hamilton – 1st If you’re going to break the all-time pole record, there are few better places to do it than a historic circuit like Monza, and few better ways to do it than by being over a second quicker than your nearest rival. Hamilton excels in the wet, he excels on Saturdays, […]

Highs and Loews: Belgium

Highs Lewis Hamilton – 1st Despite more dominant displays this season, Hamilton’s performance in Spa may well be his best. At races where Mercedes have had a clear advantage, Hamilton has been able to lead from the front, control the gap, and imperiously head home for victory. Spa was different, and certainly felt like there […]

Highs and Loews: Hungary

Highs  Sebastian Vettel – 1st After the questions regarding the development war that arouse after Ferrari’s poor showing at Silverstone, Budapest was a quick reminder that perhaps it’s less who is developing at a faster rate, and more with how the respective cars perform at particular circuits, and the Hungaroing was certainly Ferrari’s. Vettel needed […]

Highs and Loews: Great Britain

Highs Lewis Hamilton – 1st A commanding weekend from Hamilton after his troubles in Azerbaijan and Austria, and has sliced Sebastian Vettel’s lead to a solitary point. Was pointed out in the last Highs and Loews that he needed to improve his response to adversity, and Silverstone was certainly an example of how a world […]

Highs and Loews: Austria

Highs Valtteri Bottas – 1st Even before teammate Hamilton’s grid drop, Bottas had taken pole in Austria, and that must be a huge boost for the Finn as he tries to force himself into the championship battle. For someone with limited experience of winning races, Bottas has shown both here and in Russia that he […]

Highs and Loews: Azerbaijan

Highs Daniel Ricciardo – 1st   Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit that was a race — Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) June 25, 2017 Couldn’t have put it better myself. There are times where you don’t get a victory that you should have, Ricciardo will point to Monaco 2016 as a prime example […]

Highs and Loews: Canada

Highs Lewis Hamilton – 1st Mercedes and Hamilton needed to make a statement after the fiasco in Monte Carlo, and this was it. It was difficult to judge how qualifying was going to go right up until Q3, when Hamilton suddenly blew the field away. To be three tenths ahead of Vettel and seven in […]