Despite the title battle hotting up after the first three grands prix of the 2017 season, there were no high expectations of the Russian GP – historically (since its inception in 2014) a rather boring affair, which so far hadn’t favoured any other team than Mercedes. But this year, that was about to change.
the first race of the season came as a disappointment to anyone who hoped for the F1 tables to finally turn. There was little action, and few surprises – the only real consolation came in the form of the first non-Mercedes championship leader in more than three years.
…the pre-season would suggest we might finally experience some battles at the very front of the grid … but how believable are these results? Nothing’s to be taken at face value during testing, and what the drivers say can be trusted even less…
Barcelona stands as a prime example that in F1 a new surprise always lurks somewhere around the corner – quite literally.
It’s considered one of the best Formula 1 tracks of all time – the great Monza circuit. And yet, shockingly, the sport bosses are considering scrapping this historic race due to the drop in viewing numbers across the board in recent years. Naturally, the F1 world wants to keep the Italian Grand Prix on the calendar, as it’s not the circuit that might be putting people off following the sport – if anything, it’s the lack of competition that it plays host to.
As the Formula 1 is moving onto the second stage of the 2015 season, Europe will be welcoming a single championship favourite.
After the surprise Ferrari win in Malaysia, the third Formula 1 grand prix of 2015 delivered a more familiar podium arrangement, to the discontent of non-Mercedes fans. Once more, the cameras focused on the mid-grid, where action was plentiful; but the real drama was happening, as always, behind the scenes.
The Spanish Grand Prix belonged to a Spaniard, to the obvious content of the crowds. Fernando Alonso’s second win of the season gave the two-time champion the mojo he was […]
Even without the on-track drama this would have been an exciting spectacle, one that engaged the whole motor-sport world for two dramatic hours in Brazil. The most unpredictable season in […]
It seemed that the US Grand Prix would bring the title fight to an end after Sebastian Vettel’s brilliant performance and a pole-position start. However, the new Circuit of The […]
The front of the Korean grid was studded with Formula One Champions, all in equal measure fighting for victory or survival in the sport; but in the end, it was […]
The Black Horse Team: Scuderia Ferrari World Champ Titles: 0 GP wins: 11 Pole positions: 15 It would have been a lie to say that everyone seems to have forgotten […]
With the fourth pole in a row for McLaren, and keeping in mind Hamilton’s win in Monza, it looked like the Brit had the Singapore Grand Prix in the bag; […]
The Prodigal Son? Team: McLaren Mercedes World Champ Titles: 1 GP wins: 20 Pole positions: 23 With the second part of the 2012 season now fully under way and approaching […]
Another race of – what now seems to be somewhat a worn-out phrase – the most exciting Formula One season ever has proved it to be just that; but apart […]
This was a comeback with a bang! – quite literally. The 2012 season restarted after the summer break with a crash that saw several front liners flying out of the […]