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Your introduction to Monza and the 2015 Italian Grand Prix
Your introduction to Monza and the 2015 Italian Grand Prix

Cars approach Parabolica at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza, the home of the Italian Grand Prix, is going to host its 64th race since its inception in 1950. It remains a keenly followed sporting event and among the most interesting races in F1's calendar year. What will this second last outing at Monza bring to fans and to its contestants? Will the home team bounce back or will race leaders Mercedes continue to show this dominant per

Sep 3 2015
F1 track becomes used car dealership
F1 track becomes used car dealership

Turkey’s Istanbul Park circuit was the home of the Turkish Grand Prix from 2005-2011 Turkey’s Istanbul Park circuit, which first hosted the Turkish Grand Prix in 2005, fell into disrepair after the event was scrapped from the Formula One racing calendar in 2011.  Organisers at the track famously fell out with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone in 2011, with Ecclestone looking to double the hosting fees for the race. That year was

Sep 1 2015
The Case Of The Right Rear Pirelli Tyre
The Case Of The Right Rear Pirelli Tyre

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari drives at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium   Pirelli’s ‘right rear’ tyre shared the limelight with Lewis Hamilton at the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix, say Mithila and Kunal in the latest episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Poised to take third and seal yet another Ferrari podium at the final two laps of the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel saw his

Aug 28 2015
5 things we learned from the Belgian Grand Prix
5 things we learned from the Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton(C), winner of the Belgian GP with runner-up Nico Rosberg (L) and Romain Grosjean in 3rd  The second half of the Formula One season commenced at Spa Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix this Sunday. The race saw Lewis Hamilton eased his way to victory ahead Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and secured his 80th podium to equal the legendary Ayrton Senna in the all-time podium finishers list. Pirelli made headlines as V

Aug 24 2015
Dazed and Tyred: Is Pirelli to blame for tyre blowouts at the Belgian GP?
Dazed and Tyred: Is Pirelli to blame for tyre blowouts at the Belgian GP?

Shredding: Vettel’s tyre bursts at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps The recently-concluded Belgian Grand Prix, regarded as one of the best on the Formula One calendar, saw Briton Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas take a smooth victory after qualifying in pole.  Spa-Francorchamps is a dramatic circuit with its long, high-speed straights, heights and sharp turns enjoyed by drivers, bosses and spectators alike. But this y

Belgian GP Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes pole
Belgian GP Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes pole

#44 Lewis Hamilton takes pole at the Belgian Grand Prix  Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas took pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg, who will start tomorrow’s race in P2. Hamilton had a time of 1:47.197, bettering his own previous time, while Rosberg finished in 1:47.655. Williams had a strong show at the race as well, with Finn Valtteri Bottas in third

Aug 22 2015
Belgian Grand Prix 2015: What to expect ahead of Qualifying
Belgian Grand Prix 2015: What to expect ahead of Qualifying

Following a nearly month-long summer break, Formula One has now returned to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the 11th round of this year’s championships. The highly anticipated Belgian Grand Prix shapes up to be a nail-biting thriller as Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg brace themselves for yet another down to the wire second half of the season while being wary of the menace Sebastian Vettel will pose in t

Aug 21 2015
The Iceman, the Icon: The phenomenon of Kimi Raikkonen
The Iceman, the Icon: The phenomenon of Kimi Raikkonen

Not Finn-ished yet: Kimi Raikkonen has been retained by Ferrari for 2016 Apart from Kimi Raikkonen, no other driver contesting on the grand stage of Formula One has ever secured a racing license from the FIA with just 23 prior races under his belt. Known for his constant cool demeanour and hiding aces up his sleeve, Raikkonen's cult persona precedes him wherever he goes. Raikkonen, or the Iceman as he is popula

Aug 21 2015
Valtteri Bottas says Ferrari rumours were distracting
Valtteri Bottas says Ferrari rumours were distracting

Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams was the strongest contender for Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari seat Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas, who was linked with a move to Scuderia Ferrari for the 2016 season, has said that the reports linking him to Ferrari have been extremely distracting and unnecessary. Bottas was seen as a replacement for his compatriot Kimi Raikkonen, who has a dismal season until now. All speculation ended on Friday, whe

Aug 21 2015
5 things to expect from the Belgian Grand Prix
5 things to expect from the Belgian Grand Prix

The vivid beauty of Spa Francorchamps: F1's electrifying and much loved circuit Stavelot at Belgium houses what the entire F1 fraternity hails as perhaps the most idyllic track, set amidst the glowing beauty of Western Europe. Spa is part racing paradise, part entourage de excitement and a pure adrenaline rush all through. Breathtaking maneuvers and mental toughness are what Spa demands from its commanding racers, who come to lock horns in a

Aug 19 2015
Kimi Raikkonen retained by Scuderia Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen retained by Scuderia Ferrari

The Iceman continues Formula One legend Kimi Raikkonen has been retained by iconic Italian racing outfit Scuderia Ferrari for the 2016 season, the team revealed today. The Iceman, as he is popularly known, was the subject of fervent speculation as to his future at the team following a series of lackluster performances this racing season.  There was significant talk of Raikkonen’s growing unhappiness with team directions, and 

Aug 19 2015
Kimi Raikkonen: Can the Iceman keep his cool in this heat?
Kimi Raikkonen: Can the Iceman keep his cool in this heat?

Leave me alone: Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and intriguing characters on the race track. Race after race, he does something which somehow manages to capture public imagination, global sports headlines or both. The Raikkonen phenomenon can strangely never isolate itself from a long history of rumors, a facet that has underlined his checkered racing career that is marked with over 70 podium fini

Aug 14 2015
5 most iconic pit stops in Formula 1
5 most iconic pit stops in Formula 1

Pit stops are part of any racing team’s essential strategy, whatever form of motorsport they belong to. Pit strategy can win or lose races, and it is argued that it was a significant contributor in Williams’ eventual loss at Silverstone earlier this year despite a flier of a start by both Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas.  Crew are lightning fast, and expected to make repairs, tyre changes and much more within the span of a fe

Aug 13 2015
Williams chief unhappy with Ferrari and Bottas rumours
Williams chief unhappy with Ferrari and Bottas rumours

Williams’ Valtteri Bottas with technical director Pat Symonds Pat Symonds, the technical director of British racing team Williams, has publicly expressed his displeasure with the iconic Italian racing outfit. According to the BBC, Symonds feels that Ferrari are guilty of attempting to “destabilize” Williams over the ongoing story the team have with Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas. Bottas, who has been with Wi

Aug 11 2015
Not enough camaraderie between F1 drivers, says Sebastian Vettel
Not enough camaraderie between F1 drivers, says Sebastian Vettel

Vettel (L) with Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen The four-time world champion and racing prodigy said yesterday that there have not been many friendships in the sport, as was the case in the past, reports Motorsport.com  The German, who currently races for Scuderia Ferrari, described this as “sad”, and insinuated that drivers had become more selfish, which had had a deleterious effect on forming lasting friendships and

Aug 11 2015
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