Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win for the third time this season but he had to work very hard for it. The result of the German Grand Prix was never certain until the Ferrari crossed the line 3,7 seconds ahead of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull and the McLaren of Jenson Button.
Rewind a couple of years to the Formula 1 season of 1989, and it was the beginning of a nine year deal between these two companies. Together they achieved 63 race wins and in the process won themselves four Driver’s and five Constructors’ championships.
CAR’s deputy editor wraps the 2010 F1 season, bemoans the folly of Ferrari’s strategy at Abu Dhabi, and toasts the crowning of the sport’s youngest ever World Champion.
Formula One, so often bedevilled by politics, was on a high at Monza, where racing and the Italian “home team” won the day. Victory in front of the tifosi was the dream result Ferrari needed. And, because of the new points system – aided, it must be said, by previous log leader Lewis Hamilton’s faux pas on the first lap – the result of the Italian GP has again blown the title chase wide open.
Unless each entrant is limited to a single car, team orders will always be part of motorsport. Banning them in Formula One was an act of hypocrisy…
With controversy in world motorsport once again on everyone’s lips, one of the things to be positive about for Red Bull is that Sebastian Vettel retains his place on the top of the Castrol Driver Rankings with pole position and points finishes for two of the three F1 rounds in July.
South African Adrian Zaugg put on his best performance yet in GP2 by qualifying fifth and finishing seventh in Sunday’s GP2 feature race, and going on to finish second in the sprint race – the Italian Trident Racing team’s first podium in two seasons.
Along with millions of other race fans around the world, I was aghast when I heard Rob Smedley, Felipe Massa’s engineer, passing on the thinly-veiled order to give way to Fernando Alonso at Hockenheim
Sylvester Stallone may have tried and failed before in an effort to bring the glamour and excitement of Formula 1 to the big screen, but now somebody else is going to give it a bash, Autosport reports.
The motorsports fraternity’s thoughts are with the families of Henry Surtees and Felipe Massa after a pair of tragic racing crashes on successive weekends. And I, like millions of fans around the world, am hoping fervently that the Brazilian Ferrari driver makes a full, speedy recovery. But I’m also concerned about the ill-considered reactions from motorsports officialdom, which only increase the levels of stress in such situations.