Tag: F1


Ferrari’s decline: How the Prancing Horse stuttered, rather than galloped into their 1000th grand prix

Remember the 2016 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix? No, not the race itself, but the interviews afterwards. An affable Sebastian Vettel uttered a one-liner that has stuck with me ever since: “Everybody’s a Ferrari fan. Even if they are not, they (still) are a Ferrari fan”. As the Scuderia recently competed in their 1000th grand…


Hamilton sets the pace at Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton is cautiously optimistic over how his new Mercedes car performed at Formula One’s opening test in Barcelona. He completed 69 laps and managed to set the fastest time of the week (1:19.333). The four-times world champion spent the first three days indoors due to the snow which prompted Hamilton to complain about the…


Formula One say goodbye to ‘grid girls’

One year after Liberty Media completed their acquisition of F1, they have chosen to replace ‘grid girls’ with ‘grid kids’. Liberty Media’s decision has been both applauded for its alignment with modern society and criticised for its removal of an F1 tradition. ‘Grid girls’ have been a long-standing tradition in the sport as a way…


Hamilton in pole position for Malaysian Grand Prix

As Malaysia prepared to host their final Grand Prix, the focus was very much on the two title protagonists; Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Last weekend, Hamilton took the lead in the championship while Vettel failed to score. Moreover, Mercedes were expected to have an advantage here over Ferrari. However, with Mercedes down…


Mercedes sign local 18-year-old driver

Many of the teams currently on the Formula One grid have a strong youth driver programme, including Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes. Over time these teams have produced some of the names that have become current greats of the sport. Sebastian Vettel is a product of the Red Bull young driver programme, and Lewis…

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