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Hamilton leads a McLaren charge in 2012’s first qualifying

March 17, 2012

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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 […]

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

March 1, 2012

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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 […]

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

February 26, 2012

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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 […]

Farewell to 2011, all hail the conquerors at Red Bull

November 28, 2011

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And so the 2011 season ended with another dominant performance from the team at Milton Keynes, albeit with a gearbox problem relegating champion Sebastian Vettel to second place. It was a typically controlled victory for Red Bull and sends them into the winter rightly underlined as the fastest, most effective outfit on the grid. Vettel […]

Vettel on pole as Maldonado rams Hamilton in Spa qualifying

August 27, 2011

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Sebastian Vettel claimed yet another pole position in a rain influenced qualifying at Spa for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. The defending world champion has faced frankly bizzare questions this weekend after not winning in three races. And he answered them in emphatic style, posting a 1m 48.298s to beat Lewis Hamilton into second place by […]

Heidfeld has nothing to win by trying to sue his way back into the Renault team

August 25, 2011

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Renault’s decision to dump Nick Heidfeld in favour of Brazilian Bruno Senna on the eve of the Belgian Grand Prix has all the hallmarks of making a fine mess. There is no denying that the veteran German has had far from a glorious season. An early podium has been followed by poor qualifying on Saturdays […]

Ready for lights out on the second part of Formula One 2011?

August 23, 2011

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Formula One is poised to return from its summer break to arguably the greatest track on the calendar. Spa holds a special place for many Formula One fans. We almost always see a spectacular race on the old Belgian circuit and, even though it has arguably been neutered by modern aerodynamics, it still represents a […]