March 25, 2012

Hamilton claims second pole in Malaysian heat

March 24, 2012


Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the second week in a row with a storming lap at the beginning of today’s final qualifying session. The Briton’s rivals had no answer to his time of 1m 32.219s. Jenson Button came close right at the end and will start second again, just as in Australia. Hamilton will […]

Posted in: Formula One, Qualifying

Review: Sky vs BBC

March 19, 2012


Sky’s brand new Formula One channel went head to head with the pared back, but award winning, BBC F1 coverage this weekend. Which was best? I made great strides to watch the qualifying and race sessions live: this is and will continue to be the greatest boost Sky has. Where possible – and I’ll be […]

Posted in: Formula One, Reviews

Button dominates to take simple, emphatic victory in Australia.

March 18, 2012


Jenson Button cruised to a dominant season opening victory in Australia today, calmly underlining his title credentials at the earliest opportunity. The 2009 world champion snatched the lead off the line from team mate Lewis Hamilton and never looked threatened, at one stage building a 10 second lead. After a safety car period, Button was […]

Posted in: Formula One, Race

Hamilton leads a McLaren charge in 2012’s first qualifying

March 17, 2012


McLaren today turned out to be the form team in Australia, locking out the front row of the Melbourne grid with a fast, efficient performance at 2012’s first qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton will lead the pack early tomorrow morning after a sensational lap gave him the perfect start to the new season. Team mate Jenson […]

Posted in: Formula One, News

Australia is a great season opener – and should stay that way

March 1, 2012


Australia should stay on the Formula One calendar, despite what Bernie Ecclestone is quoted as saying tonight. Reportedly, the F1 supremo is saying the organisers need to install floodlights to push the race into European prime time. He’s wrong. As entertaining and spectacular as Singapore and particularly Abu Dhabi are, the race in Melbourne Park […]

Posted in: Formula One, News

Can you hear the scream of the engines or the start of The Chain yet?

February 26, 2012


Eleven of the 12 cars have been unveiled and testing is well underway – and yet Coffee Powered Racing has been more HRT than Red Bull Racing in getting out of the garage. But the blog is back for a third season. There’s a fresh lick of paint going on the walls and the Sky […]

Posted in: Formula One, News