Monthly archives: June, 2017

Vettel to Face FIA probe over Hamilton Incident

Sebastian Vettel faces further punishment over his clash with Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan GP after Formula 1’s governing body decided to hold a new investigation into the incident. The FIA have announced that the controversial clash in Baku on Sunday between the championship rivals would be “further examined” on Monday “to evaluate whether further…



Three penalty points for ‘dangerous’ Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has had three penalty points added on to his super licence after barging into Lewis Hamilton in Baku. Vettel accused Hamilton of brake-checking him under the Safety Car but, after a investigation by the stewards, Vettel was deemed guilty of dangerous driving and had to serve a 10-second stop-go penalty before finishing fourth….



Ricciardo Wins in Baku

Three Safety Cars, a red flag, a controversial decision by the stewards and the demise of the championship protagonists set the scene for Daniel Ricciardo’s victory a scrappy Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Although Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel initially appeared on course for the 1-2, issues for both drivers meant they fell down the order.Behind the…



Williams FW15C

The Williams FW15C was a Renault-powered Formula One car designed by Adrian Newey and built by Williams Grand Prix Engineering. It was raced by Alain Prost and Damon Hill during the 1993 Formula One season. As the car that won both the drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships in the last season before the FIA banned electronic…



Lotus 49

The Lotus 49 was designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for the 1967 F1 season. It was designed around the Cosworth DFV engine that would power most of the grid through the 1970s. It used its drivetrain as a stressed member, being not the first car to do so but the first to apply…



Robby Gordon pleads guilty over Darwin burnouts

Champion American super truck racing driver Robby Gordon has pleaded guilty to driving offences after doing burnouts in a Darwin city street, a day after placing second at the V8 Supercars event in Darwin. Gordon, 48, was fined nearly $4,000 for what he described as “putting on a show” for Darwinites on the Mitchell Street…



Williams linked with Honda switch

Williams have been tipped to ditch Mercedes as their engine suppliers and form a new partnership with Honda, according to reports. Roger Benoit, Formula 1 correspondent for Swiss newspaper Blick, believes Williams could make the move which would see them become the new works team for Honda while also paving the way for McLaren to…



24 Hours of Le Mans – RACE HIGHLIGHTS

It was always going to be unpredictable, but few could have anticipated a race with so many twists and turns…all the way to the chequered flag. The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans – third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship – was full of emotion, joy and disappointment, heat and drama, and it…



McLaren set to walk away from Engine Partner

McLaren have reportedly finally had enough of the spluttering Honda engine partnership and will be running a Mercedes power unit in 2018. A report claims the English team has made the tough call to walk away from its long-term engine supplier and major sponsor after an abysmal start to this season which has seen the…



Honda fail McLaren yet again

As the McLaren-Honda saga rumbles on, Zak Brown says his team “can’t keep doing this” after yet another engine failure cost them points in Canada. Fernando Alonso was on course for a top-ten result in Montreal, which would have been McLaren’s first of the season, when his Honda engine failed two laps from the end….