Monthly archives: May, 2011

Hamilton handed 20-second time penalty

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has had 20 seconds added to his race time by the Monaco race stewards. Hamilton was handed the penalty for causing a collision with the Williams of Pastor Maldonado during the closing stages of the Monte Carlo race. Even with the additional seconds added to his race time, Hamilton will keep his…



Monaco Race – Vettel victorious in red-flagged thriller

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel rode his luck for all it was worth in Monaco this weekend. He got the pole, then had it inadvertently safeguarded after Sergio Perez’s accident. Then on Sunday, just as he was under massive pressure on worn tyres from Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and McLaren’s Jenson Button, a nail-biting race was brought…



Monaco Qualifying – Vettel on pole in Monaco after Perez shunt

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was in the right place at the right time in a dramatic final qualifying session in Monaco on Saturday afternoon, to take his fifth pole of the season. Just after the world champion had gone fastest, the session was red flagged with 2m 26s remaining when Sergio Perez, who had done…



Perez stable after high-speed crash halts Monaco qualifying

Qualifying in Monaco was suspended on Saturday with a little over two minutes of Q3 remaining after a heavy shunt for Sauber’s Sergio Perez who lost control at speed exiting the tunnel and impacted side-on with the barrier at the Turn 10. It took several minutes for medics to extract the Mexican from his car,…



Vettel holds off Hamilton for tense Spanish win

There may not have been as much overtaking as we saw in Turkey, but Lewis Hamilton made it a gripping Barcelona race on Sunday as he hounded Sebastian Vettel from the 20th to the 66th and final lap. The reigning world champion had to work every inch of the way as he took his fourth…



Spanish Qualifying – Webber bests Vettel to take Barcelona pole

Mark Webber aced Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel for the first time in a 2011 qualifying session, to take his first pole position of the season in Spain on Saturday. Vettel’s sole run in Q3 – done without KERS – yielded him a fastest-of-the-weekend 1m 21.181s, undercutting the 1m 21.961s and 1m 21.996s laps…



Spain F1 Preview – Barcelona thriller on the cards

The Formula Ones teams are gathering in Spain amid excitement that the combination of KERS, DRS and Pirelli’s tyres will provide an unusual level of overtaking at the Montmelo circuit, which in the past has generated low-key races with relatively little passing. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is just one who believes that the race…



Vettel reigns supreme for Red Bull in Turkey

The only problem Sebastian Vettel had on his four-stopping way to victory number three of 2011 in Turkey on Sunday afternoon came as he went into the 57th and penultimate lap and had to lap the duelling Sergio Perez and Adrian Sutil in the last corner. Otherwise, he made it look easy, leading virtually throughout…