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F1 Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi
F1 Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi

  Following the young Frenchman’s tragic death last week, the colleagues of Jules Bianchi came together at the Hungarian Grand Prix to pay tribute to their friend.  The 25-year-old passed away following 9 months in a coma, after suffering an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka. That Grand Prix had been held in a torrential downpour, when a typhoon was on its course through the nation. Sauber driver Adrian Sutil

Jul 29 2015
Daniel Ricciardo hoping to challenge Ferrari at Hungarian GP
Daniel Ricciardo hoping to challenge Ferrari at Hungarian GP

Image Courtesy: Red Bull Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has set his sights on challenging the Ferraris at tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, after a strong qualifying session at Budapest. Infiniti Red Bull Racing have had a dismal season so far, with the four-time championship winning team languishing in fourth place in the standings with 63 points. Qualifying sessions have not yielded stellar results either with both their drivers y

Jul 26 2015
Qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix 2015
Qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix 2015

Fernando Alonso’s car stalls in the middle of the track at the Hungaroring Mercedes continued to dominate as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg find themselves at the top of the grid at the end of qualifying at the Hungaroring today. While Hamilton dominated sessions 1 and 2, Rosberg did well to catch up in third qualifying.  Although Rosberg was the polesitter at last year’s race, he lost it to Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.

Jul 25 2015
What we know ahead of Qualifying at the Hungarian GP
What we know ahead of Qualifying at the Hungarian GP

The 2014 Hungarian GP: Winner Daniel Ricciardo(L) with Fernando Alonso (C) in 2nd and Hamilton in 3rd  The first two Free Practice sessions at the Hungaroring concluded yesterday. With Qualifying set for 5:30 p.m this evening, here’s what we learned from the two sessions: Mercedes look to continue their domination: Although Nico Rosberg had complained of brake problems prior to FP1, he had no issues during either session.

Jul 25 2015
Another red flag, engine failure and big team changes in store at Hungarian GP
Another red flag, engine failure and big team changes in store at Hungarian GP

Second practice saw more drama as several drivers skidded on the track, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Romain Grosjean spinning around at turn 12 as their cars turned 180 degrees at different points of the race. Hamilton led second practice as he had done with the first, with Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat in second. Kvyat’s Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo finished in third, but faced issues with his engine ‘blowing&rs

The Truth About Overtaking
The Truth About Overtaking

The  glory days: A battle for first between Mark Webber of Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton of then McLaren-Mercedes The excitement quotient of a Formula 1 race is directly proportional to the number of overtaking moves in that race. This seems to be the logic the powers in the sport used while agreeing to install and then finally installing a DRS in every car. I beg to differ.   I decided to pen this post for multiple reasons. First,

Jul 24 2015
Hungarian GP 2015: Monaco without the barriers
Hungarian GP 2015: Monaco without the barriers

  After a two weeks break, F1 returns this Friday. Following the high speeds of Silverstone, this time F1 faces a different challenge; we fly to Hungary, to the Hungaroring, near Budapest. Described as "Monaco without the walls" by the Aussie who won last year, Hungaroring doesn't favour a high engine power, meaning the field should be bunched. It will be the last stop before the summer holidays, followed by the Belgian G

Jul 24 2015
Formula 1 drivers are competitive creatures who do not fear death
Formula 1 drivers are competitive creatures who do not fear death

Image Courtesy: Ferrari Formula 1 drivers never let the risk of death get to them, for it will have a detrimental effect on their competitiveness. Rachit Thukral writes in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s death due to an unfortunate incident at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix Whenever a driver suffers a major crash in Formula 1, the rest of the grid is bombarded by the same question: does it change their approach towards racing?

Jul 24 2015
F1 Drivers pay last respects to Jules Bianchi
F1 Drivers pay last respects to Jules Bianchi

Mourners outside the  Sainte Reparate Cathedral in Nice, France where Bianchi’s funeral was held Mourners turned up in large numbers to commemorate the life of F1 driver Jules Bianchi, who lost his life on Saturday following 9 months in a coma. Services were held at the  Sainte Reparate Cathedral in the driver’s hometown of Nice, France. The young Frenchman, who was only 25-years-old when he passed away, had

Jul 21 2015
Lewis Hamilton asked to leave Wimbledon
Lewis Hamilton asked to leave Wimbledon

Formula One driver and reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes AMG Petronas was looking to attend the Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic singles final on Centre Court at Wimbledon yesterday, but was asked to leave the court.  Hamilton posted to popular social media platform Instagram before setting out, showing followers his invites:  Hamilton’s invite to the Royal Box, with a guide book seen at the back

Jul 13 2015
Winning At Home: On Lewis Hamilton
Winning At Home: On Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton with the winners’ trophy at the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this year When I chose Nico Rosberg ahead of Lewis Hamilton for victory in the predictor championships, I knew I had bet on the wrong driver. I still did so because a Rosberg win would spice up the championship and offer the sport a possible boost – much needed given all the negativity around.   The 2015 British Grand Prix was a classic. That too in front

Jul 10 2015
F1 should stop drawing comparisons with its past
F1 should stop drawing comparisons with its past

Image Courtesy: Williams Formula 1 should stop reminiscing about its glorious past, for neglecting the present will have a detrimental effect on its future. Rachit Thukral writes. Ask someone to draw comparisons between Fangio, Clark, Senna, Prost and Schumacher and people would dismiss the question, saying it is not reasonable to compare different eras of Formula 1. However, people tend to forget this very logic, while comparing the curren

Jul 10 2015
Should Mercedes have been penalised at the British Grand Prix?
Should Mercedes have been penalised at the British Grand Prix?

    Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, with the Williams of Bottas and Massa in the background The team continue to dominate the 2015 racing season, notching up yet another Mercedes 1-2. Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand prix, with teammate Nico Rosberg finishing in second in what proved to be a tumultuous, dramatic race.  Williams-Martini took the early lead from the Silver Arrows, with Massa leading the pack up

Jul 7 2015
Did Williams' team strategy lose them the British GP?
Did Williams' team strategy lose them the British GP?

  Valtteri Bottas of Finland (L) and teammate Felipe Massa of Brazil The British Grand Prix wrapped up this past weekend, with yet another Mercedes 1-2, in what seems to have become routine for this Formula 1 season.  Lewis Hamilton took first place for the fifth time this year. The Briton has been on the podium every race so far this season, and currently leads the drivers’ standings, 17 points ahead of teammate Nico Rosbe

Jul 7 2015
Valtteri Bottas: A perfect fit for Ferrari?
Valtteri Bottas: A perfect fit for Ferrari?

Bottas (L) and Raikkonen earlier this year the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai The Finn has been flying for the past two years, and his performance only seems to have stepped up from last year, his first with the newly rechristened, revamped Williams-Martini team. He has had a brilliant year so far, finishing 7 of the 9 races so far in the top 5. Bottas made his Formula 1 debut with Williams in 2012, and is contracted to remain to the United

Jul 6 2015
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