|2013 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW|
| ||Formula One heads straight from Shanghai in China to the Middle East this week with Round Four, the Bahrain Grand Prix, taking place at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on Sunday 21 April.
• The Bahrain International Circuit sees the cars exceed 300 km/h on four separate occasions|
• 11 of the circuit's 15 corners are taken at 200 km/h or less, in fourth gear or lower
• There are eight braking events around the lap, with five of them classed as heavy braking zones[/L...[Read more...]
|BARCELONA TEST DAY ONE: AFTER A SLOW START, IT'S BACK TO BUSINESS IN BARCELONA|
|BARCELONA – After ten days spent analyzing data obtained from the first pre-season test in Jerez, Formula One's teams today returned to action in Spain for further intense exploration of their cars' potential, this time at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.
The early part of today's running was hampered by a software issue but once the problem was solved, Sebastian Vettel ran quickest for much of the day. The defending champion eventually claimed P4 on the timesheet.
'It's very imp...[Read more...]|
|2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Preview|
|Round 18 of the 2012 Formula One World Championship takes place in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 4 November. The race is the season's only twilight event with the lights going out at 17:00hrs at the 5.554 km Yas Marina Circuit.
• DRS can be used for 59% of a qualifying lap; the season's highest value is 63% in Monza and Montreal
• Only one of the three Abu Dhabi Grands Prix has been won from pole; so far in 2012, 10 of 17 races have been
• Mercedes-Benz engines have averaged nearly 40 points per rac...[Read more...]|
|1984 Brazilian Grand Prix: An Overshadowed Overachievement|
|In 1983, a little-known Belgian driver by the name of Thierry Boutsen would buy his way into a drive with the Arrows Racing Team in time to take part in the Belgian Grand Prix. Though he would retire early in the race, he would follow the performance up with two-straight near misses of the points, beating his teammate in the process. He had been close with a car that was already overreaching. One year later, competing with an older and underdeveloped car, championship points couldn't have seemed...[Read more...]|
|1956 24 Hours of Le Mans: The Rise of Two Counts|
|The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans would end up being the darkest day in all of motorsport when Pierre Levegh launched off the back of Lance Macklin's Austin-Healey and crashed into a barrier sending large portions of the car flying through the air acting like guillotines to the record crowd crammed along the main straight. It would be estimated that more than eighty would lose their life as a result, scores more would be severely injured. Yet, despite the graphic horror of the event the race would co...[Read more...]|