|1997 Hungarian Grand Prix: Arrows Misses the Target and Wins|
|By far, the largest ovation on the podium would go to the man that had finished in 2nd place. In the mind of just about everyone assembled around the circuit or watching the race around the globe, Damon Hill had proven the move to Arrows was not an errant shot made by a reigning World Champion. Arrows had been the consummate tail-end team, yet on this day, even though they missed the target, they would win.
There have been many David versus Goliath stories; many stories of the underdog coming...[Read more...]|
|2012 Japanese Grand Prix: Preview|
| ||The Japanese Grand Prix, Round 15 of the 2012 Formula One World Championship, takes place on Sunday 7 October at the 5.807 km figure-of-eight Suzuka circuit.
• The run from pole to the first corner is 545 metres – among the top five values of the season.
• 10 of the circuit's 18 corners are taken at between 170 kph and 270 kph – including the entire Esses.
• Since the Japanese GP returned to Suzuka in 2009, every race has seen the Safety Car deployed.
My mo...[Read more...]|
|1968 Belgian Grand Prix: A First for McLaren|
|McLaren and Formula One are truly synonymous. Over the course of its history, McLaren has completed 714 races and have garnered no less than 178 victories. But while McLaren and victory in Formula One are an almost certainty, the very first would be anything but a complete surprise.
In December of 1959, Jack Brabham would be leading the way in his Cooper T51 with Bruce McLaren following along not all that far behind. The final lap of the United States Grand Prix held at Sebring, Florida has j...[Read more...]|
|Goodwood - Lotus Headlines the Loudest Summer Festival of Them All|
|The peace and tranquillity of Lord March's estate will be shattered from 29th June to 1st July as Lotus takes centre stage at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which celebrates Lotus innovation, engineering, heritage and style.
Forty Lotus cars will fire up the hallowed hill climb this year, spanning seven decades and showcasing Lotus' incredible racing pedigree; from championship winning F1 cars to famous GT and rally racers, some driven by Lotus greats including Emerson Fittipaldi...[Read more...]|
|Formula One Returns to In-Season Testing in Italy: Day 2|
|Day two of the test saw conditions markedly improved from yesterday, and with both Mark and Sebastian in the car, the team was able to work through its full run plan.
Driver: Mark Webber
Laps: 54 laps
Best time: 1:21.997
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Laps: 64 laps
Best time: 1:21.825
Circuit length: 5.245 km
Fastest lap: R. Grosjean (1:21.603)
In the morning Mark caught up on the items carried over from yesterday's pr...[Read more...]|