If you want to know about the see-saw nature of the 2014 F1 season, take a look at Lewis Hamilton’s stunned expression after qualifying sixth… Read more →
It feels like an eternity since we saw Sebastian Vettel take a dominant victory at the Canadian Grand Prix – well, an eternity if you’re a die-hard Formula One fan. Vettel and Red Bull came out punching and hard. The pair was unbeatable from the time the five red lights extinguished on Sunday afternoon.
Given the hugely dramatic and variable season we’re having, it may be foolish to suggest that the first hint of a pattern is beginning to emerge. But that seemed to be the way of it when Mark Webber became only the second man to win two races in 2012, his victory in the British Grand Prix, coupled with second place for Fernando Alonso, beginning to edge this battling pair ahead in the championship.
Silverstone victor Mark Webber voiced dissatisfaction with his team in no uncertain terms on Sunday, but the Red Bull bosses weren’t the only ones who bungled at the British Grand Prix, writes CAR Editor John Bentley.
Would it be possible for the greatest teams, drivers and circuits in F1, to successfully break away from the series formally known as the FIA World Championship in order to construct an entirely new series, without the F1 name, but free from the tyranny of those who seem to do be doing their utmost to derail the pinnacle of motorsport? It certainly seems so!
Regardless of the outcome of the unseemly row about budget caps and the 2010 Formula One entry list, this weekend is set to be one of the saddest in the history of Formula One. For Silverstone, the place where the Formula One World Championship began back in 1950, is set to host its final race in the series.
It was no surprise that a Ferrari driver won at Silverstone, but did anyone expect the race to be THAT close? Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the British Grand Prix breathed new life into the Finn’s championship challenge, but there were also signs that Fernando Alonso’s getting back to his best.
Fernando Alonso scored his fifth win out of eight races at the British Grand Prix on Sunday. By finishing 13 seconds ahead of title rival Michael Schumacher, the winner of the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix stretched his lead in the championship standings to a commanding 23 points.
“To finish (first) in front of my people is the best feeling I’ve had so far in an F1 car”, 24-year-old Fernando Alonso said after winning the Spanish Grand Prix. Although the clinical Circuit de Catalunya didn’t dish up a riveting grand prix on Sunday, fans were treated to a majestic display by F1’s youngest world champion.
Hockenheim’s slow and medium speed corners require good traction from F1 cars and rear tyre wear will be crucial in this weekend’s German Grand Prix.