Monthly archives: June, 2010

Red Bull Again! – Front Row for Vettel & Webber in Valencia

Red Bull picked up their pole position string again in Valencia on Saturday afternoon, as Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber sewed up the front row for the European Grand Prix. Going into the final runs of Q3 it was the Australian who held the advantage, but Vettel put a superb lap together to snatch the…



Spain Final Practice – Red Bulls split by Renault

Sebastian Vettel pushed Robert Kubica off the top slot on the final lap of a gripping final practice session in Valencia this morning, as the leading runners slogged it out and those with ‘blown’ diffuser aerodynamics leapt ahead of the McLaren duo that had ruled the roost in Turkey and Canada. Vettel banged round in…



F1 Europe Preview 2010 – who’ll seize mid-season advantage?

This weekend’s European Grand Prix marks the notional halfway point of the 2010 world championship title fight, and sees a whole load of teams bringing updates to try to make ground on their rivals. Local hero Fernando Alonso and team mate Felipe Massa are pinning their hopes on a big aerodynamic upgrade to the Ferrari…



Shaking out the F1 title contenders

As the Formula 1 World Championship moves closer to the halfway mark following brilliant racing at Montreal, a sobering thought dawns: we have just ten more races to enjoy this season. Perhaps we’ve been a bit spoilt. Apart from the dour opener in Bahrain, we’ve had seven great races thanks to wet tracks, close racing,…



Button sued Mercedes for F1 car

Following weeks of speculation that Jenson Button was involved in a legal action against the Mercedes GP team, it has been revealed that the lawsuit was in reference to a clause in his contract which promised him a Brawn F1 car. When rumours of a possible multi-million pound lawsuit first surfaced last month, it was…



Return to form for Jason Richards

Jason Richards returned to form at Hidden Valley Raceway, taking fourth place in the opening race of the Skycity Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway today. The Team BOC driver scored provisional pole but blamed a dud set of tyres for dropping down to 10th place. Richards pitted the earliest of the leaders in the…



Rosenberg commits to 2011 V8 Supercars

V8 Supercars Racing Entitlements Contract owner James Rosenberg has stated his intention to remain in the sport beyond this season. Rosenberg, who enters Tim Slade in the #47 Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon FG, prepared by Stone Brothers Racing, has dismissed pit lane speculation that he was considering selling his REC at the end of…



Winterbottom wins race 13 in Darwin

Mark Winterbottom has won the first race of the Skycity Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway this afternoon. The Orrcon Steel Ford Performance Racing Falcon FG won the start and led every lap of the race, bar the pit stop cycle. It is Winterbottom’s first win in the V8 Supercars Championship Series since last year’s…



Mercedes can win Formula 1 title, says Ross Brawn

Mercedes boss Ross Brawn believes his team are still capable of winning this season’s Formula 1 world title. The German-owned outfit have managed only two podium finishes this season, Nico Rosberg taking third place at the Malaysian and Chinese Grands Prix. And Rosberg, Mercedes’s highest-placed driver, is 35 points behind leader Lewis Hamilton of McLaren….



Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One world champion. Ayrton died in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, and remains the most recent Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car. Senna began his motorsport career in karting and moved up…