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.
Pirelli starts tesing slicks for the 2011 F1 season
The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team has unveiled its 2008 championship contender at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Heikki Kovalainen and Pedro de la Rosa will test the MP4-23 on January 9 in Jerez, Spain.
Watching Sunday’s Belgian GP reminded me of what it feels like to exchange pleasantries with an ex lover following several years of separation. The race actually left me in greater discomfort – as if “The Ex” had broken my heart a week ago and then pretended nothing untoward had happened.
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa clinched a famous home victory, Renault’s Fernando Alonso won a second straight driver’s title and Michael Schumacher fought back to finish fourth in his final race – the Brazilian Grand Prix – on Sunday.
Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher mastered changeable weather conditions and outfoxed the Renault duo of Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella to win the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday.
Michael Schumacher decimated Fernando Alonso’s lead in the F1 driver’s championship by dominating the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. By contrast, the Ferrari star’s Spanish rival suffered a devastating engine failure nine laps from the chequered flag.
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa celebrated an emotional first F1 victory in Turkey on Sunday, but the young Brazilian’s feat was outshone by the intense battle for second place between title rivals Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher.
Jenson Button may have taken a long time (113 grands prix) to score his first F1 victory, but his skillful Hungarian Grand Prix win was well deserved. The 26-year-old Briton was aided by changeable conditions at a rain-drenched Hungaroring, a rare technical failure to Fernando Alonso’s Renault and a patchy performance by Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher, but his professionalism shone through the murk.
Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher still trails defending champion Fernando Alonso in the F1 championship standings, but following his dominant home grand prix victory at Hockenheim on Sunday, the German is arguably the favourite to win this year’s driver’s title.