Mid-season report: Top 11 drivers

This is the second part of my mid-season report on the drivers’ performances so far. Read the first part here 11. Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel is now widely regarded as one of F1’s hottest young talents. While some still have their doubts, I am in the camp that fancies Vettel for at least some kind […]

Mid-season report: Drivers 22nd–12th

The British Grand Prix marked the mid-point of the season. It is the perfect opportunity, therefore, to look back on the season so far. Which drivers have impressed and which have disappointed? This post outlines the drivers that I have ranked from 22nd to 12th. 22. Giancarlo Fisichella I am starting to think that Giancarlo […]

Heidfeld impresses, but what’s happened to Rosberg?

This is the second part of my British Grand Prix review. Read the first part here. You have to hand it to BMW. Just like France, the British GP weekend didn’t look like it was shaping up too well for them. Robert Kubica had to completely abandon Q3 (thereby qualifying 10th by default) due to […]

Hamilton masterclass as Ferrari foul up again

Anyone who has known me for long will know that I am no fan of Lewis Hamilton. But I really have to hand it to him for his performance at Silverstone yesterday. It was an absolute masterclass. People joke about how Hamilton describes every single win as his “best ever”. Yet this time around he […]

More bad luck for Räikkönen as Trulli triumphs

Magny-Cours was always set to be a boring race. The circuit is not known for its competitive racing, and it’s difficult to imagine a more favourable circuit for Ferrari. The red team did indeed pull off into the distance, but that didn’t stop it being a more interesting race than expected. Kimi Räikkönen looked good […]

Bluffer’s guide — Part 3: teams and drivers

At last, bluffer’s guide makes its return. For the past couple of months I’ve been too busy to continue the series, but now I have some more free time. Previous bluffer’s guides have looked at the rules and aspects of strategy. This guide will look at issues around teams and drivers: how they enter, why […]

When is a mistake not a mistake? When your name’s Lewis Hamilton

Once again I have found myself becoming more annoyed with Lewis Hamilton because of his interviews following a controversial on-track incident. The first time this happened was during the Brazilian Grand Prix — ironically following another incident with Kimi Räikkönen. This time round in Canada, Lewis Hamilton pulled off the distinctly un-Senna-esque feat of crashing […]

More surprises sprung in Canada

This is a continuation of my Canadian Grand Prix report. See yesterday’s post for the first part. It was not just BMW who sprung a major surprise at the Canadian Grand Prix. David Coulthard put in an excellent performance to gain the third spot on the podium. It has come at just the right time […]

The teams with one driver

A month ago Mark Webber said, “We have two drivers. Williams and Renault have only one.” Since then it has become clear that Webber’s own team is another with just one driver. And following the Turkish Grand Prix, Mike Gascoyne speaking on the Inside Line podcast added Toyota and Honda to the list of “one […]

Can Formula 1 be ethical?

Once again, an interesting comment was left on a post — this time the one about human rights in China — and I wanted to share it on the front page. Step forward Can: Like it or not, the F1 world is about excess. I think it’s a crucial and fundamental part of its nature. […]