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  • 2011 Launch and Testing dates

    A new year is not a F1 new year until the first new car is unveiled. No ifs, no buts, no 2011 car, therefore it aint 2011 yet. And it's Ferrari that usually choose when the date-flip occurs and 2011 is no different, with their launch scheduled for Friday 28th Jan. Below are the confirmed 2011 launch dates/times: Date Team Car Notes 28... read more

  • Abu Dhabi win crowns Vettel 2010 World Champion

    That's right, against all odds Sebastian has won the 2010 Drivers Championship in a tense finale in Abu Dhabi. Vettel lead from start to finish while challengers Alonso and Webber got tangled amongst traffic and each other and could only manage 7th and 8th at the chequered flag. Alonso lost a position at the start to Jenson Button which left him running line astern with... read more

  • Webber on the third row, can he do it?

    Qualifying in Abu Dhabi has just finished and it's dealt a blow to Mark Webber's chances of securing the championship, the best he could manage was fifth. The form-kid Vettel took the pole position, but it was McLaren that turned up with a bag full of surprises. Both Hamilton and Button were immediately on the pace at the Yas Marina circuit this afternoon. Lewis lines up... read more

  • Brazil Roundup - the championship goes to the wire

    Interlagos - the venue of coronations of the last five driver world champions, but it wasn't to be this year though with the points table relentlessly undecided on the final order. Before going into the championship battle I've got to mention a young German upstart, Nico Hulkenberg. Against all odds the rookie clinched pole position and equally unbelievable was the margin by... read more

  • OK... Didn't See That One Coming!

    Coming to Brazil, hosting the penultimate round of the 2010 F1 Championship everyone’s attention was focused on the title contenders – Alonso, Webber, Vettel and Hamilton. Everyone thought it would be one of them that would claim Pole Position. We were looking at another Red Bull demonstration run to lock out of the front row, given the pace they displayed in... read more

  • Sebastian Vettel: Hero and Zero

    Today Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button had a coming together at the Bus Stop chicane. If you missed it, or even if you didn't watch it again here (UK only, sorry). Now repeat after me. It. Was. A. Racing. Incident. What you don't agree? Why? Sebastian was firmly in Jenson's slip stream and decided to put one up the inside, but the McLaren driver second guessed him and... read more

  • Webber and Lotus make the most of a tricky afternoon in Spa

    Webber, Webber, Webber they were chanting from the rooftops - well in my house anyway! The big Aussie Grit chalked up his fifth pole position of the season in a tricky session in the Ardennes forest. Hamilton will line up second and Robert Kubica again in impressive form - third. Unsurprisingly the weather got in on the act at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit and caused... read more

  • The dogged Aussie takes the title lead

    The Overview Mark Webber took a well-deserved and commanding win at the Hungarian Grand Prix to take the lead in the race to become World Champion in 2010. A poor start saw the Aussie saw him slip behind Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari and allowed his teammate Vettel to disappear down the road in the lead. It looked like Mark had no chance of taking the victory. However that... read more

  • Hamilton leads another McLaren 1-2 in an eventful Canadian GP - Race Review

    Lewis Hamilton took the pole position, and the race win in Canada, with his teammate Button following him home making it the second McLaren 1-2 in as many races. Fernando Alonso completed the podium with a resurgent drive in the Ferrari. The three world champions relegated the Red Bulls from the podium for the first time since China. Sebastian Vettel collecting 4th, Webber in... read more

  • Hamilton 'Pushes' the McLaren ahead of Red Bull

    Lewis Hamilton stormed to Pole Position ahead of tomorrow’s Canadian GP. It marks his first Pole Position and the first non-Red Bull pole of the year. The Red Bull duo looked to be at a slight disadvantage this weekend but still battled hard, midway through Q3 it looked ominous for another Red Bull 1-2 with Webber leading the way. That was before Hamilton produced a... read more

  • Episode 2 - I'd even support Red Bull if they were HRT

    After seven rounds of the 2010 F1 season we thought it about time we put on our podcasting socks and give the whole audio thing another bash. Unfortunately Jon couldn't be with us today - he's in Vietnam(!) - but Lloyd and I hooked up the Skype machine and tried to cobble a few sentences together. We discuss our opinions on the whole Red Bull shenanigans, mull over... read more

  • Turkish Delight - A round up

    The golden rule in Formula 1 has to be don’t take your teammate out. After some great strategy play by Red Bull to get their drivers into a 1-2 position ahead of both McLarens that's exactly what happened. Vettel tried a move to pass Webber going down the back straight into Turn 12 and when the two collided the lead was handed on a plate to McLaren as Vettel retired and... read more

  • Red Bull's blunder leaves the door open for McLaren 1-2

    In an adrenaline filled race Red Bull Racing threw away a potential one-two finish at the Turkish GP after their two drivers collided whilst leading. After a brilliant piece of strategy play by the Red Bull team, Vettel had managed to leapfrog Hamilton for 2nd during the first round of pit stops. Although Webber and Vettel looked to be under pressure from the McLaren duo they... read more

  • Masterful Mark makes it 3 in a row

    Mark Webber made it three out of three as he took Pole position today in a somewhat anti-climatic final qualifying session ahead of tomorrow's Turkish Grand Prix. After a scruffy lap from Vettel's new bird (Randy Mandy) the German could only manage third behind an improved McLaren of Lewis Hamilton. He seemed to put this down to locking his front brakes and some sort of... read more

  • Simply Web-tastic

    Mark Webber stormed to the chequered flag in a imperious drive around the streets of Monaco. For the second time in seven days the Aussie took maximum points that sees him lead the championship into the next round in Turkey. A rather subdued Sebastian Vettel made it another Red Bull 1-2, and Robert Kubica took the final podium spot in third. The race will be remembered however... read more

Jaime Alguersuari in the STR5 during the Prielli tyre test in Abu Dhabi - © Red Bull/Getty

Jaime assesses the 2011 rubber © Red Bull/Getty

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