How the top ten lined up in Canada, how much fuel they were allocated after qualifying part three, and when they made their first stops. Position Driver Lap of first pit stop Fuel allocation (laps) 1 Fernando Alonso 23 16 2 Giancarlo Fisichella 25 (after lap 8 drive-through penalty) 16 3 Kimi Raikkonen 25 15 … Continue reading Canada: Starts and stops
How the top ten lined up and when they made their first stops. Position Driver Lap of first pit stop 1 Fernando Alonso 17 2 Michael Schumacher 18 3 Felipe Massa 17 4 Rubens Barrichello 20 5 Kimi Raikkonen 23 6 Jenson Button 21 7 Jarno Trulli 25 8 Jacques Villeneuve 21 9 Juan Pablo … Continue reading Europe: Starts & stops
Ferrari launched their Felipe Massa Blog nearly two months ago now. And it’s rubbish. For starters, the blog reads no different to your standard press releases – the usual bland quotes (“we will be working hard”…”I reckon things went prety well”), very little detail at all about life behind the scenes at Ferrari, and nothing … Continue reading Worst. Blog. Ever.
Fernando Alonso stamped his authority all over the Australian Grand Prix – while the field behind him fell by the wayside. Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jenson Button were among the casualties. Button rocketed to pole position on Saturday on a very competitive fuel load, and successfully converted the advantage into the race lead. … Continue reading Alonso wins again after pole winner Button blows up
The vagaries of 2006-style qualifying combined to claim a few noteworthy scalps ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. The first was Rubens Barrichello, who failed to get beyond the first session and quaified 16th, bumped down by Vitantonio Liuzzi’s Scuderia Toro Rosso-Cosworth. Barrichello’s early hot lap was thwarted by Yuji Ide who spun his Super … Continue reading Massa shunt shafts Schu
It’s round three this weekend and already some drivers could be using their third engines: Yuji Ide, Christijan Albers and David Coulthard all retired in Bahrain and Sepang – although Coulthard did on the slowing down lap in Bahrain. Felipe Massa, of course, changed engines twice in Bahrain to get extra tyre testing done for … Continue reading Engine check – Australia
We took a look at the odds offered by five different bookies on the Malaysian Grand Prix and found that each one tipped Fernando Alonso to repeat his 2005 win. Interestingly 2005 title runner-up Kimi Raikkonen is considered more likely to win than Michael Schumacher, who led for longest in Bahrain. The unusually competitive performances … Continue reading Bookies back Alonso again
Felipe Massa’s second Grand Prix for Ferrari is off to a poor start even before the first practice session. The Brazilian will start ten places further down the grid after Ferrari engineers replaced his faulty engine. This robs Ferrari of the option of running Massa light in qualifying in an attempt to protect Michael Schumacher … Continue reading 10-place penalty for Massa
We said we wanted The Secret Diary of Michael Schumacher, aged 37. Well, we very nearly got it! Ferrari have launched three blogs on their Ferrari World website, including one by new driver Felipe Massa. The blog doesn’t appear to be available as a feed yet, which is a shame, because his feedback on his … Continue reading Ferrari launch Massa blog
The first decade of the 21st century is proving one of the most turbulent in the entire history of Formula One, in terms of changes to the rules of racing. 2006 sees the biggest change to the engine rules since turbos were banned at the end of 1988, as 2.4- litre V8s replace 3-litre V10s. … Continue reading F1 Fanatic season guide 2006
In the first of a two-part feature we reviews and rate the 25 drivers who participated in the 2005 World Drivers’ Championship. The top ten will be revealed in the final issue of 2005?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?é?ª 27 (-12 on half-term report ranking) Takuma Sato, BAR-Honda, 1 point Sato’s third full season of Formula One was a disaster: … Continue reading 2005 Driver rankings #27-11
To many, Ferrari is Formula One – especially, it seems, to Max Mosley. To be a Ferrari driver is an honour bestowed to the greatest of talents and one not given lightly. So why on earth is Felipe Massa going to be piloting one of the beloved red cars next season? I’d make a case … Continue reading Schuey’s new second
The first major driver change for 2006 has been confirmed: Felipe Massa will replave Rubens Barrichello at Ferrari. Barrichello is rumoured to be heading for BAR. Massa has secured one of the best drivers in Formula One despite an inauspicious career to date. In 2002 he was beaten 11-5 in qualifying by team mate Heidfeld … Continue reading Massa’s the man for Ferrari
Nine rounds passed in the unprecedented 19-round 2005 Formula One World Championship, and Spain’s Fernando Alonso is the clear championship leader. But he may not have it all his way in the second half. We rate the drivers’ performances through the season to date. 21. Christijan Albers, Minardi, 4 pts (17) There has not been … Continue reading 2005 half-term report: Drivers #21-6
Once upon a time not so long ago, Formula One drivers could be seen in action nearly every weekend; in non-Championship Grands Prix, Group C Sportscars, Touring Cars or even just thrashing a Saloon Car for a bit of fun. But why no more? Even in the mid-90s Giancarlo Fisichella intermittently alternated between the International … Continue reading Doin’ it for fun
Team managers should take a risk on a young talent.