Well, as far as Sebastian Vettel poles go that was definitely among the most exciting. Two sectors in to a do-or-lose-out-to-Mark-Webber lap in the very dying moments of Q3, Vettel looked like was, again, going to be beaten by the departing Aussie. But banish any thoughts of Vettel hitting the cruise button in these last […]
In case you missed it, Heikki Kovalainen made a sensational ‘return’ to F1 at the Circuit of the Americas in Kimi Räikkonen’s car. Yes, yes, yes… we know he’s been doing Friday duties with Caterham since earlier this year and only lost his race seat last year, but did anyone really expect him to end […]
Having previously sported an image of Bob Marley on his helmet, Lewis Hamilton has gone one weirder for this weekend’s Austin GP. The Merc man’s lid shall carry a tribute to the moonwalking, baby-dangling King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Ham’s unique helmet design was revealed on his Twitter account. Sadly it isn’t Black or […]
Three times Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced last night that he is to retire immediately from the sport on medical advice. The 40-year old Scot was seriously injured in a crash at the Indycar Houston street race in October, damaging his back and suffering concussion. Doctors had told Franchitti another accident might permanently damage […]
If you leave a company after eight years, you’re usually rewarded with a nice trinket of thanks. Convention dictates a carriage clock, or, if you work for Top Gear, a box of coma-inducing sticky donuts. But Ferrari, being Ferrari, did something a little different for their soon-to-be-Williams driver, Felipe Massa.
There will be some frosty atmopsheres in garages up and down the pit lane in Austin when F1 rolls in to town this weekend. The drivers market, which has been febrile ever since Mark Webber announced he’d be leaving the sport at the end of the season, has positively caught fire this week.
Oh Dear. The Yas Marina circuit’s ability to suck the life out of the most promising of grids struck again today. After yesterday’s practice and the shenanigans that followed, it looked like we might be in for a classic; Mark Webber on pole, Kimi Räikkonen at the very back and Jenson Button in a low-drag […]