Monthly Archives: June 2013

Monday – The race week begins. Coming off the the second place in Montreal, I have high hopes for Ferrari and Fernando Alonso at this weekend British GP. Tuesday – Starting to check all the news services and F1 websites for any and all tidbits of information that I can use to get a overall picture of the race weekend. Wednesday – The big news is all about Mark Webber’s retirement. I… Read More

While Sebastian Vettel was streaking away into the distance with a commanding lead in the Canadian Grand Prix, another race was taking place on the same track. A race that was more exciting to watch and much more interesting, a race with a plot, a subplot, and lots of history. It was a classic showdown between two drivers, both world champions, both with legions of fans that will argue which one is… Read More

I really wanted the title of this post to be the above photo caption, but that just seemed too long. Now lets dive into what will undoubtedly be a hot topic again in the wake of the Canadian GP: Mercedes, Pirelli and the “private” test. This was bound to happen at the first good result by Mercedes and that it has happened at the following Grand Prix after the news broke in… Read More

It was these three drivers on the podium at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix. Yes, Vettel was the one on the top step but really all three of them won in one way or the other. A race that was forecast to be run with rainy conditions in fact ended up sunny and dry. A perfect day to go motor racing, and on this day the top three finishers showed… Read More

Recently I read that Mark Webber and Christian Horner, both of Red Bull Racing, feel qualifying does not matter much anymore. Really now? Well let’s just take a look at that. The back story here is the issue of Pirelli’s 2013 spec tire that has been the center of controversy this season. This is nothing new to the followers of F1 be they casual fans or F1 junkies (like myself). But for… Read More

Here is all you need to know about Qualifying for this weekends GP in Montreal. It was cold and wet and rained off and on. Therefor it is no surprise that the cars that generate a higher core temp in regards to their tires were the cars that were quickest in the final session. So the two teams that are experiencing greater tire degradation do to overheating the tires in dry conditions,… Read More

Well maybe that is a little misleading. It is really just one American (speaking only of drivers) and his name is Alexander Rossi. He is from Auburn, California and is 22 years old. This year he is in the role of reserve driver in the service of the Caterham F1 Team. This usually means that you don’t do much on race weekend (more than likely I am incorrect about this fact, but… Read More

Well it didn’t take too long did it? I thought it was going to be more towards the end of the season. Then again, the Safety Car was the perfect opportunity. What am I referring to, you ask? The Payback of course. Payback for what? The payback to Nico Rosberg for holding station and not racing Lewis Hamilton for the final step at the Malaysian GP. This allowed Hamilton to record his… Read More