Congratulations to France. It is never easy to win a global competition, especially against better-fancied teams, but our Gallic cousins managed it last month.
I am talking of course about Jean-Éric Vergne becoming the 2017-2018 Formula E drivers’ champion. The Frenchman claimed his glory during the last meeting of the season in New York, on the same weekend that his compatriots were busy winning...
Singapore, Japan & Russia
Rd 14 Marina Bay, September 21, 2014
1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 2hr 00min 04.795sec
2 Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 18.329sec
3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 19.068sec
Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 50.417sec
Race distance: 60 laps, 188.749 miles
Pole position: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 45.681sec
Rd. 11 Hungaroring, July 27 2014
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull RB9 1hr 53min 05.058sec
2 Fernando Alonso Williams FW36 1hr 53min 10.283sec
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W05 1hr 53min 10.915sec
Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 1min 25.724secRace distance: 70 laps, 190.531 milesPole position: Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 1min 22.715sec
Pre-race rain and an accident: the two crucial, and linked...
Malaysia, Bahrain and China
Formula 1 left its muted hybrid trail through the early-season far stretches of the globe: amid the rubber plantations of Malaysia, the oil-producing region of the Gulf and the ongoing industrialisation of China. Chasing an uncertain future, it nonetheless provided at least one race so thrilling that it left those who’d been critical of the new formula looking silly.
The Motor Sport team shared responsibility for Formula 1 coverage last season. Here are some personal highlights of 19 Grands Prix won by five drivers on as many continents
Nigel Roebuck“When I think back to the 2013 season, I’ll remember primarily Vettel – and Pirelli.”
Sebastian Vettel recently said he was concerned that the new technical regulations for 2014 might have an adverse effect on the...
Team boss knows what to look for in young drivers
Some of you may remember that in the January 2011 issue I talked to Trevor Carlin about Carlin Motorsport. The team – which competes in British F3, GP2, GP3 and the Renault World Series – has employed the services of many current Formula 1 drivers and ran 2011 World Champion Sebastian Vettel in the ’06 Formula Renault 3.5 series.
New faces, new cars and new tracks will all play their part in the Grand Prix season ahead. As for the car regs, the devil – as usual – will be in the detail
Sebastian has improved and is stronger than ever”, Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz recently told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. “He has prepared during the winter break like he’s never done before.”
Not great news if you’re Mark...
Carlin - Crack British team gears up for GP2Trevor Carlin's squad is ready to take its winning formula to F1's feeder series
It makes for impressive reading: 187 race wins in 11 years in five different series, 30 of which came this year in two championships in the shape of British Formula 3 and the World Series by Renault. You can imagine my amusement when Trevor Carlin, co-...
There are four British drivers on this year's F1 grid and another four in 6P2, in tantalising reach of the summit. We spoke to them about hope and ambitionwriter Simon Arron
Before we begin, it's important to appreciate the fragmented mess that passes for an international single-seater ladder.
The sport used to have a pleasingly simple structure, although starter categories varied according to...
WHAT THE TEAMS SAY
Richard Dutton is team principal of Fortec Motorsport, which has won eight drivers' titles in Formula Renault 2.0 UK since 2002. "It's a great championship, and it's in a good place between Formula Ford and Formula 3. At the moment the British championship isn't that
strong, but it will improve with the new three-race format. The Eurocup is very strong, but I'm sure that's...