The Monaco Grand Prix left Kimi Raikkonen fans the world over heartbroken the Iceman didn’t manage to convert his first pole in nine years into a win. Speculation that Ferrari’s prioritisation of Sebastian Vettel’s title bid robbed them of a Kimi win has only contributed to their unhappiness. There are arguments that Raikkonen hadn’t done… Continue reading ‘Kimi, Sebastian is faster than you’ and other victims of team orders
Six hours is a very long time, was my first thought as I came through the gates of Silverstone. Twenty minute sprint races, half an hour for touring cars, even up to two hours F1 races, that I was used to. But six hours of solid racing? That was something entirely different. I have to… Continue reading How not to spectate at the WEC: A rookie’s guide
With Antonio Giovinazzi making a splash on his debut, I've decided to take a look at another ten drivers who surpassed all expectations their first time on track. These racers did even better than Giovinazzi's 12th, and went on to get poles, wins and even the odd championship. From F1 past... In 1972 Carlos Reutemann… Continue reading First-Race Wonders
For the first time in three years, Mercedes is not the team topping the results screen of the Constructors' Championship. After Lewis Hamilton's pace over the initial part of the weekend it seemed unlikely, but an early pitstop by the polesitter allowed Sebastian Vettel to go for the undercut and take Ferrari's first win since… Continue reading Australia: Is the Hamilton/Vettel fight on?
When Valtteri Bottas leaves the pits in Melbourne for his first weekend as a Mercedes driver, two out of the four most desirable seats in F1 will be filled with a Finn. Eight Finnish drivers have qualified for a Grand Prix and three of those have gone on to become World Champions. If Nico Rosberg… Continue reading What makes Finland so successful?