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F1 testing- no longer an exciting process

It is around this time of year that Formula 1 aficionados like me (also known as the sad individuals who struggled to meet girls at school) begin to feel excitement at the inauguration of pre- season testing and the new car launches that precede it. Testing for the new season will start next week. New car launches used to possess ...

Prost’s F1 dilemma

Ex- Formula one driver and four time world champion Alain Prost has spoken out regarding the current state of motor racings top tier. It is no secret that since the introduction of the hybrid engines in 2014, a move that prompted the complete domination by Mercedes, formula 1 has been anything but viewer friendly. The team has triumphed on thirty ...

Magnussen replaces “crashtor” at Renault

The announcement that Kevin Magnussen is set to replace Pastor Maldonado at Renault for the coming season, seems like a victory for: persistence, hard work and common sense! In theory the decision would seem a little unfair, Maldonado has five years experience in formula 1 and an excellent victory at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix to his name. Where as ...

Red Bull Seeks Rule Change

Red Bull team principle, Christian Horner, has suggested that new rules need to be introduced to Formula 1 in order to maintain fan interest and halt the imperious Mercedes.
"The regulations are incredibly stable for next year, so Mercedes will inevitably carry on the dominance...People get turned off with predictability"
Horner makes an important point, 2015 was a new low point in viewing quality and there were very few races that were truly exciting. The Williams blasting past the slow starting Mercedes at Silverstone and the unpredictable, incident packed Hungarian grand prix were the only highlights that spring to mind. Pretty awful for a 20 race season.

Of course the hypocrisy of the statements from the Red Bull supremo is alarming. The same team boss did not see the need to revise the rules during the four successive years of Red Bull dominance from 2010-2013 when they secured both drivers and constructors titles. There was no grumbling when in 2013 Sebastian Vettel, then at Red Bull, won the last nine races of the season consecutively, sett

Sports Personality: Who are you picking?

On Sunday the nation will decide who it wants to win the annual popularity contest that is Sports Personality of the Year. In past years viewers have been forced to scrape the barrel following barren spells of British success, with previous winners including Michael Owen and David Beckham- purely for doing their job. However 2015 has been a golden year with a myriad of winners to ...

Why is it all going wrong at Mercedes?

Ever since the world governing body for Motorsport (FIA) introduced a host of rule changes at the start of the 2014 season the Mercedes F1 team have dominated proceedings. After winning both the world drivers and constructors championships and acquiring thirty two race wins over two years it seems that nothing can stop them and that things could not be ...

Rosberg wins, Hamilton moans and a star continues to rise

Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday in a race that will be remembered as one of the most forgetful of all time. The battle for the lead with his Mercedes team mate got as close as half a second in the earlier stages but strangely Hamilton never looked in a position to overtake. The Ferrari of Sebastian ...

F1 Belgium Grand Prix qualifying

The Formula One season resumed today at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and it was business as usual for championship leader Lewis Hamilton as he eased to pole position.

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