Monthly archives: August, 2010

Schumacher, You nearly killed me!

Michael Schumacher, mixing the ruthlessness of his youth with the desperation of his dotage, performed what we can only hope was the last – abominable – act of his Formula One career. The sentiment can be felt no more keenly than by Rubens Barrichello, his former Ferrari team-mate who was almost eradicated in the diminishing…



Webber wins in Hungary and takes lead in F1 Championship

In a race that turned on a critical Lap 16 safety car appearance, Mark Webber pounced on his opportunity for victory at the Hungaroring in Hungary for his 4th victory this year. Webber’s win, combined with Lewis Hamilton’s retirement with a gearbox issue, vaulted the Australian Red Bull driver into the lead in the F1…



Teams seek front wing clarification

McLaren and Mercedes GP have asked the FIA for clarification about flexible front wings in Formula 1, amid continued suspicions that Red Bull Racing and Ferrari are doing something clever with their designs to improve car performance. Although the FIA gave the front wings of the Red Bull and Ferrari cars the all-clear after the…



Pole for Vettel in Hungary

Sebastian Vettel made it four poles in a row on Saturday as he and the Red Bull team put in a dominant performance in Hungary. Vettel set the fastest ever qualifying lap of the Budapest track when he recorded a 1 minute, 18.773 seconds. Right at the end of qualifying he did another quick lap of…



Jenson Button vows to quit Formula One

World motor racing champion Jenson Button has vowed to quit Formula One if team orders are brought back. Button said that he would walk away from his eight million pound deal over the issue that has split the sport. The Sun quoted him as saying: “I’d not be interested in racing in F1 if, from…