So. The Indian Grand Prix this weekend, and the near certainty that Sebastian Vettel will win his fourth world championship in a row. All he needs do is bring the RB9 home fifth or higher, and Fernando Alonso’s purely mathematical chance to take the title disappears. It’s going to happen now, so get over it. […]
At this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso’s lid will bear the number 1571 emblazoned large. Why? Not because Señor Alonso – noted historical buff though he is – is keen we don’t forget the year of the Great Fire Of Moscow, but because that’s the number of points the Ferrari man has accrued in […]
Are you yet to pick up your copy of the so-realistic-it-makes-you-angry-as-you-crash-yet-again F1 2013? Is it because you believe modern F1 isn’t as good as the good old days? Well, Codemasters have now released six 1990s F1 cars, twelve drivers, plus two classic circuits (Imola and Estoril) that were only available as part of the “Classic Edition” […]
A nice way to start the week for those who hold that everything was better in the old days: designer Matt Hillman has sent us over these images of a 2013 McLaren sporting a selection of resolutely old-school dress. Hit the gallery below for relive the likes of James Hunt’s Hesketh 308B, Nigel Mansell’s Williams […]
Five months ago, Honda confirmed what the Formula One fraternity had been waiting for since the 90s: it was returning to F1, and yes, it would partner McLaren. We immediately got gooey-eyed and began recalling Senna, Prost and that MP4/4 that damn near dominated in 1988. Just listen to this for a McLaren/Honda stat […]
So strategy did come in to play at Red Bull this morning, but none of that awkward Multi 21 business. Instead the team opted to start Mark Webber with the plan for a three-stop strategy and Sebastian Vettel on a two stop. And guess which plan came out on top? The champion-elect (his lead is […]
Can Mark Webber, with just five F1 starts left in his career, finally get it off the line cleanly tomorrow? Or will whatever that system might/might not be on Vettel’s car prevail? The pair start from the front row in Japan tomorrow, Webber on pole for the first time in 2013, promising some potential team […]
Desperately sad news this morning that former Marussia reserve driver Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Seville. You will recall the awful accident de Villota suffered last year testing Marussia’s F1 car at Duxford. The accident caused appalling head injuries and Maria lost her right eye.