Fernando Alonso is in a Ferrari because Ferrari didn’t believe Kimi Raikkonen could follow up his 2007 championship win with another. And fair enough too; Kimi rapidly lost interest in becoming the next Michael Schumacher as Ferrari had wanted him to be. As he ambled off to an only-occasionally impressive career in the WRC (on […]
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We don’t expect any of you come to TopGear.com’s Sunday Afternoon Club looking for hard news, so when we post after practice, qualifying or a race, we’re looking for a theme, a story, a pattern that will get us all thinking and talking. Nonetheless, the rules of journalism dictate that we post something vaguely sentient […]
Like the man said, “get in there…!” Three races in to the Big Project and Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will start tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix from pole position having dominated qualifying this morning. When Hamilton’s move to the over-funded/under-delivering team was announced last year nobody thought it would work out this well, this soon. I’m […]
Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa topped the tables in the first two practice sessions for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix this morning, sessions anyone with a television could enjoy as the BBC broadcast them for the first time. This weekend is the first live race of the BBC’s season and, whaddyaknow, it’s shaping up nicely.
Is anyone out there shocked, like really shocked, that Sebastian Vettel did what he did yesterday? And then tried, and failed spectacularly, to cover it up? The inevitable lines about Germans not following orders aside, should any of us be truly surprised? I know I’m not.
‘Immersive’, that’s what we’ll call that one. On the track, in the pits, in qualifying, on the radio, on the podium, even in the podium green room it all kicked off in Malaysia this weekend, didn’t it? Red Bull might have had the upper hand in the race today, but that is one unhappy team […]
Confused? We are. Red Bull too possibly; it easy to forget that 30 minutes or so before Sebastian Vettel bagged his second podium of the season (of two), the team were sending him back out to shore-up his Q1 lap.