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Is Formula One suddenly too complicated? Not a chance.

April 12, 2011

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The thrilling Malaysian Grand Prix has left some asking if Formula One has suddenly gone too far in pandering to calls to spice up the show. It’s been suggested the addition of DRS and KERS plus the introduction of fast degrading Pirelli tyres has made the sport too complicated, with the 50+ pit stops and […]

Still no agreement on tyres

May 17, 2010

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The Formula One teams have still not agreed on a tyre supplier for 2011, despite expectations a decision would be made in Monaco. Autosport is reporting Pirelli is the favoured option but that Michelin has made a competitive bid to take on the contract. It seems unlikely a tyre war is going to be started […]

Would Bridgestone staying in Formula One after all be a good thing?

May 11, 2010

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Bridgestone’s motorsport division is trying to convince the Japanese company’s board to go back on its plans to leave Formula One at the end of the season, Autosport is reporting. The news follows lobbying from the teams for the firm to stay in the sport, despite approaches from other firms including Michelin and Avon to […]

Webber cruises to victory around Circuit de Catalunya

May 9, 2010

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Mark Webber completed a dominant weekend to cruise to victory in Spain in a Red Bull car which has proven to be much faster than all of its rivals. Webber never lost the lead, even during his one pitstop, after taking pole position, finishing more than 20 seconds ahead after Lewis Hamilton suffered a late […]

Vettel makes his mark in dry Malaysia

April 4, 2010

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Sebastian Vettel finally took his first win of 2010 in Malaysia after jumping Red Bull team mate Mark Webber off the line as the rain held off. The reliability troubles which hampered the young German during the first two races of the year were absent as he led home the team for its first 1-2 […]

Are Michelin and tyre wars the answer?

April 1, 2010

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Autosport is reporting Michelin are on the brink of a return to Formula One – and the possibility of letting in any tyre supplier which wants to make a bid, heralding a new tyre war era. As I’ve blogged a number of times, the current Bridgestone tyre is far too good in my view. Even […]

F1 teams call for cool heads on rule changes

March 29, 2010

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The F1 principals have said today it is too soon for any fundamental shake up to the F1 rules, as reported here. With FOTA due to meet in Malaysia on Friday and criticism of Bahrain still ringing in their ears despite a cracking Australian Grand Prix, McLaren chief Martin Whitmarsh, Ferrari’s Stefano Domenicali and Red […]