Monthly archives: May, 2010

Red rag to a bull as impetuous Sebastian Vettel costs Mark Webber dear

A few sporting moments remain forever embedded in the memory. Yesterday, just when Mark Webber seemed destined to become the first Australian Formula 1 driver to score a hat trick of consecutive Grand Prix wins since Alan Jones in 1979, the absurd fashion in which his charge was halted by his Red Bull team-mate, Sebastian…



Sebastian Vettel ruins hope of Red Bull one-two in Istanbul

Red Bull were faced with a potentially damaging row between their drivers last night, after Mark Webber appeared to suggest the team had favoured his German colleague Sebastian Vettel after the disastrous collision which saw them throw away a one-two finish in Turkey. The controversy erupted after Vettel attempted to pass team-mate and race leader…



Red Bull’s Mark Webber claims pole for Turkish GP

Mark Webber blitzed the field to qualify in pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix and maintain Red Bull’s 100% record this season. The Australian lapped the Istanbul Park circuit in one minute 26.295 seconds to secure his place at the front of the grid for the third consecutive race. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton outpaced Webber’s…



Webber emerges as major F1 force

For the first time in his life, Mark Webber is looking down on the Formula 1 world championship table from the top. It is quite a change for the man who, for the first seven years of his career, was known as F1’s unluckiest driver, and who before Red Bull hit their stride last year…



How New York Got Screwed By Formula 1

Despite New York possessing the demographics, infrastructure, history and desire to support a stateside return, Formula 1 announced this week the next U.S. Grand Prix is headed to Texas. Here’s how and why New York get screwed. The last American Formula One race was the 2007 F1 U.S. Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,…



McLaren duo pessimistic on title chances

McLaren team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have become pessimistic on their chances of winning the 2010 World Championship after Red Bull Racing’s demoralising one-two finish at Monaco last weekend. Hamilton, who sits just seventh in points after six races – and without a victory – has expressed his concern about the size of Red…



Monaco Grand Prix: Webber and Red Bull hit jackpot

Red Bull’s Mark Webber underwent trial by safety car in Monte Carlo on Sunday afternoon, but kept his cool throughout four interventions, the last of which was after a late tangle at Rascasse between backmarkers Jarno Trulli and Karun Chandhok which happened right in front of his Red Bull. That brought out Bernd Maylander and…



James Courtney takes race win, title lead

James Courtney has taken the lead of the V8 Supercars Championship Series with victory at Winton Motor Raceway today, his fourth race win in a row. The Jim Beam racing driver kept his nose clean in the time-reduced race, picking exactly the right moment to pass TeamVodafone’s Craig Lowndes for the lead at turn four…



Rick Kelly scores Kelly Racing’s first pole

Rick Kelly has taken Kelly Racing’s first-ever pole position for race2 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Winton Motor Raceway today. In only the team’s second year, the Jack Daniel’s Racing star rocketed to a pole time of 1:21.84, edging out TeamVodafone’s championship leader Jamie Whincup. Paul Dumbrell set a great time late in…



Webber takes thrilling Monaco qualifying pole

Red Bull’s Mark Webber deprived Renault’s Robert Kubica of pole position in Monaco on Saturday afternoon to continue his strong run of form. The Australian squeaked ahead of the Pole’s 1m 14.120s best with 1m 14.104s, but then slammed in the only sub-1m 14s lap of the weekend with 1m 13.826s to throw the issue…