Formula 1 Blog – BBC Top Gear
Well done Daniel Ricciardo. For rather obvious reasons we’ll move onto in a moment, his race victory at Spa-Francorchamps – one of F1’s premier circuits, and a favourite of many drivers, past and present – has been somewhat forgotten. His second win on the trot, and his third overall this season, he remains the only […]
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.
Sulky Sebastian Vettel made his re-appearance in Malaysia this morning, having a reasonably sized moan about this year’s Pirelli tyres stealing his fun, forgetting for a moment that they’re there for our fun; more pit stops equals better races.
Yes, yes, yes yes. We clearly don’t know what we’re talking about. You Kimi/Lotus fans gave us a kicking last week for suggesting Lotus underperformed last year. We didn’t see how that would change for 2013. Well, it clearly has, hasn’t it? That was emphatic. Quicker, smarter and we suspect with a lot more to come, […]
It’s not been the best of starts, has it? First an overbearing sense of doom at the pace of the Red Bulls and now this. Still, for those with Sky at least Damon Hill’s overwhelming sense of anxiety while trying to hang on to his umbrella was entertaining.
The big stories for those of you who didn’t throw an all-nighter; Red Bull look very strong, McLaren look in trouble, there’s little to choose between Ferrari, Lotus and Mercedes. Oh, and Lewis ended FP2 in the gravel.