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Thoughts with the 2011 Formula One season just hours away

March 25, 2011


In just a matter of hours, the 2011 Formula One season will get underway in Melbourne, Australia. Five world champions will head out for first practice at Albert Park in new cars, on new tyres and with new technology bolted on. Making predictions at this point of the season is a fools game. Reigning champions […]

Bernie pledges to “find a way” to get Bahrain race on in 2011

March 3, 2011


The Bahrain Grand Prix will not be held in the summer break but could be slotted in at end of the season, between Abu Dhabi and Brazil, Bernie Ecclestone has said today. Ecclestone is insisting if the Middle Eastern nation is peaceful, he will “find a way” to fit the race in. This could mean […]

Bahrain Grand Prix cancellation is the right decision

February 21, 2011


Cancelling the Bahrain Grand Prix was the right decision but it was a call Bernie Ecclestone should have made himself last week. Passing the buck to the Crown Prince may well have the been the financially sound decision. But it was clear from the outset Formula One had no business taking its circus into the […]

Testing form beginning to show in Barcelona

February 20, 2011


Formula One’s drivers have started talking about who has the best machine as the teams start to step up performance in testing. What will be a surprise to nobody is Red Bull are incredibly fast: Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheets both of his days in Barcelona on Friday and yesterday. Ferrari are also looking very […]

Bahrain protests raise big questions for Formula One

February 17, 2011


Speculation is growing fast that the first Grand Prix of the 2011 season in Bahrain may have to be called off because of political unrest. Tonight, tanks are on the streets of the capital and reports suggest anywhere between five and 11 people have been killed after live ammunition was fired at demonstrators. The GP2 […]

Photos: Formula One testing in Jerez

February 13, 2011


The second test ahead of the 2011 Formula One season has wrapped up in Jerez, ahead of the first race in Bahrain on the weekend of March 12/13. Both Red Bull and Ferrari have looked quick and reliable all week, while we’ve also seen a lot more coming out on the Pirelli tyres. Nick Heidfeld […]

Heidfeld places one hand on Renault drive with top time in Jerez

February 12, 2011


Nick Heidfeld has topped the time sheets in his day of testing with Lotus Renault in Jerez. The German has surely secured the substitute drive in place of the injured Robert Kubica, who is facing most of the season on the sidelines. Heidfeld underlined his quality, turning laps more than 1s faster than Vitaly Petrov […]