It’s easy to overlook the fact that Red Bull bounced back by scoring a one-two finish in very tricky conditions in Malaysia. Such an encouraging… Read more →
Four races into the season and I’m running out of superlatives. Yet another fascinating race in Bahrain brought the fourth different winner; the first time that’s happened since the start of 2003. And it also brought another upset to anticipated form. Gone from the podium were McLaren and Mercedes, replaced by Red Bull – and Lotus!
It takes a lot to make Ross Brawn emotional. But he does have his moments. One was when Jenson Button clinched the 2009 World Championship at the end of the incredible single year of F1 for the Brawn team…
Where do you start with a race like this? Ferrari wins; Sauber finish second; Red Bull struggle; Mercedes, having threatened to take pole, scrape a single point; Bruno Senna, dead last at one stage, finishes sixth for Williams and Jenson Button, the winner in Australia, has a nightmare on his way to 14th. Just who would have believed any of that?
The 2012 Formula One season has started. And how! The results may show familiar faces – Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton – in the top three places but the evidence from Australia is that the old order has been, if not turned on its head, then grabbed by the throat and given a really good shake.
Formula One teams have just a week between races as the roadshow makes its way around the East…
Formula One fanatics are going to have to wait an extra two weeks for the season to start, as organizers of the Bahrain GP cancel the race that was due to kick off the season on March 11. The first race will be the Australian GP on March 27.
One of the things I find absolutely breathtaking about Formula One is the supreme confidence many of the top drivers have in their ability to deliver when the time comes to do so. It’s an attitude prompted, I’m sure, by the qualification systems used in recent years, which have all called for a perfect lap at the perfect moment to win the battle for the best possible position on the grid.
Although Sebastian Vettel admittedly won the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix on merit, the event reminded several seasoned F1 campaigners that indecision can be extremely costly in Formula One, writes CAR associate editor Mike Fourie.
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