Formula One’s ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone called an emergency meeting with the team principals minutes before qualifying for the Hungarian GP began on Saturday lunchtime. With television viewing figures waning – in some territories at least – and disappointing box office last time out at Hockenheim, Bernie is officially worried.
Rack up another German victory after last Sunday’s triumph in the football: Nico Rosberg never looked in the slightest trouble as he dominated his home Grand Prix, keeping clear of problems during an eventful afternoon at Hockenheim to lead the race from start to finish. All the thrills came from Lewis Hamilton, making up for […]
So, a fine result for the home crowd eventually at Silverstone, but only after a nervy weekend. After Lewis Hamilton’s disastrous qualifying stint that saw him start sixth on the grid, then a delayed restart to the race on lap two after a spin from Kimi Raikonnen took out a section of fence on the Wellington Straight, […]
When Williams locked out the front row in yesterday’s qualifying session, it was an uplifting result for the officially plucky British squad in a week of entirely predictable misery for English football fans. Its first one-two since the German Grand Prix in 2003, it was also the first pole position Felipe Massa has managed since […]
Mercedes headed into the Canadian Grand Prix chasing their sixth consecutive one-two finish, something that no team in Formula One has ever managed to nail. But, despite dominating the 2014 season so far, wise heads like team boss Paddy Lowe knew to temper what looked like favourable odds against the fact that this brilliant street […]
Well, that wasn’t quite Senna vs Prost, was it? Maybe inevitably what happened off track (and on the radio) this weekend was bound to prove more compelling than what happened on track, but rest assured Hamilton vs Rosberg (BFFs no longer) is going to make this year’s championship a lot more interesting than Vettel vs […]
If you don’t have Sky or access to a mate’s Sky, do watch qualifying for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. Not to see Nico Rosberg take pole — or rather deny Lewis Hamilton a chance at pole (we’ll come to that) — but just to witness this year’s low-grip/monster torque turbo hybrids slide, slip and generally […]