Aussie Dan

When Australians do well on the international stage, I’m reminded of how small and remote we are as a nation. More »

JLF1 Column – 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

The Belgian Grand Prix is always one of my favourite races on the calendar. The iconic and historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit More »

Is Jules Bianchi the future of Ferrari?

Ferrari appears to be in a decline. The oldest and most successfully team in Formula 1 have had a poor More »

JLF1 Column – 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix

Last weekend I attended the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. It was my third race as a journalist, More »

Talent Overload At Williams

Williams are a team who are reaching for the skies at the moment. After snatching P3 in the constructors from More »

 

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When Australians do well on the international stage, I’m reminded of how small and remote we are as a nation. We’re a population of 23 million occupying a landmass much the same size as the US. We are an island – physically and metaphorically. We are miles from pretty much everywhere – but we do

2014 Belgian GP Results

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 25 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 18 3 Valtteri Bottas Williams 15 4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 12 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 10 6 Jenson Button McLaren 8 7 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 6 8 Sergio Perez Force India 4 9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 2 10 Nico

JLF1 Column – 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

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The Belgian Grand Prix is always one of my favourite races on the calendar. The iconic and historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a fantastic venue and always produces thrilling on-track action. That didn’t change in 2014 with a dramatic weekend of racing as the sport returned from the summer break. Whilst it is a bit painful

Belgian Grand Prix race quotes

Another dramatic race in 2014 and the two Mercedes drivers once again take the headlines for the wrong reasons, for there incident on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix. It cost the team a clear victory and possibly 1-2 finish, handing 25 points over to Daniel Ricciardo, who drove yet another stunning race.

Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying quotes

Nico Rosberg – Mercedes “It’s fantastic to start from pole here at Spa. It’s never easy here in these conditions, which make the track even more challenging. But today was very stable with intermediate conditions throughout, so not as tough as in previous years. It was a great qualifying performance today and I have to

So Near But JEV So Far…

Perhaps the phrase earth-shattering is a tad overstating the news, but confirmation that Max Verstappen will take the place of Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso next season is unquestionably a huge headline. Max “Son-of-the-Boss” Verstappen’s tender age has been the main focus of the story, but Vergne’s imminent departure also deserves some thought – A

Are Caterham in crisis?

Caterham have had a very poor half of 2014. The Renault engine is under powered, as has been made very public by fellow Renault customers Red Bull. However, unlike the Red Bull, the Caterham CT05 lacks downforce and is not the best looking car on the grid. Marussia’s 2014 car, the MR03 has looked quicker

Toro Rosso confirm Verstappen for 2015

Toro Rosso have confirmed that Max Verstappen will join the team to partner Daniil Kvyat in 2015, leaving Jean Eric Vergne without a drive. The Dutch teenager is currently participating in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, and only last week joined the Red Bull junior team. At only 16 years of age Verstappen –

Ricciardo expecting stronger second half to 2014

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says he expects himself and the team to have a more competitive run during the second half of the season. Ricciardo – who won the last race in Hungary before the summer break – says he usually finds himself to be more competitive in the final stages of the season. In

Top 5 Potential Future Ferrari Drivers

Ferrari is the oldest and most famous of formula 1 teams in history with legendary drivers from Giles Villeneuve to Alain Prost to Michael Schumacher. With two world champions of Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso currently in the prize seats for 2014, any future Ferrari drivers will have to be brilliant and will likely have

Is Jules Bianchi the future of Ferrari?

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Ferrari appears to be in a decline. The oldest and most successfully team in Formula 1 have had a poor start to the 2014 season. The car doesn’t have the downforce levels of the Red Bull and the engine doesn’t have the power levels of the Mercedes engine. Although Fernando Alonso has once again been

JLF1 Column – 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Last weekend I attended the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. It was my third race as a journalist, reporting for Richland F1, and my fourth overall, after attending this year’s British Grand Prix as a fan. I had previously heard such lovely things about Budapest, so I was excited to visit the city

2014 Hungarian GP Race Results

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 25 2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 18 3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 15 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 12 5 Felipe Massa Williams 10 6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 8 7 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 6 8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 4 9 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 2 10 Jenson Button

Lewis Hamilton must learn to accept his fate

Lewis Hamilton has had 2 race retirements this season, and has been a victim of bad qualifying sessions 6 times in a row. Despite more wins than his fellow team racing driver Nico Rosberg, he is still trailing the World Championship by 14 Points. Now I will not be as dismissive as his critics and

Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying quotes

Another fantastic and dramatic qualifying session in 2014, arguably the most exacting one of the entire season with car related problems, rain and a red flag. Nico Rosberg came through it all to take his sixth pole of the season, despite the masses of pressure from Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas. What can you say

2014 Hungarian GP Qualifying Results

Nico Rosberg 01:22.715 Sebastian Vettel 01:23.201 Valtteri Bottas 01:23.354 Daniel Ricciardo 01:23.391 Fernando Alonso 01:23.909 Felipe Massa 01:24.223 Jenson Button 01:24.294 Jean-Eric Vergne 01:24.720 Nico Hulkenberg 01:24.775 Kevin Magnussen 01:24.585 Daniil Kvyat 01:24.706 Adrian Sutil 01:25.136 Sergio Perez 01:25.211 Esteban Gutierrez 01:25.260 Romain Grosjean 01:25.337 Jules Bianchi 01:27.419 Kimi Raikkonen 01:26.792 Kamui Kobayashi 01:27.139 Max

Talent Overload At Williams

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Williams are a team who are reaching for the skies at the moment. After snatching P3 in the constructors from Ferrari in Germany, the team are now aiming to nab P2 from Red Bull and judging by their current form, it is looking more and more likely. Of late, Valtteri Bottas has demonstrated just why

JLF1 Column – 2014 German Grand Prix

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Last weekend I attended the 2014 German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring. It was my second race as a journalist, reporting for Richland F1, and my third overall, after attending this year’s British Grand Prix as a fan. I have personally always preferred the track layout in comparison to the Nurburgring, with the two circuits

2014 German GP Race Results

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 25 2 Valtteri Bottas Williams 18 3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 15 4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 12 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 10 6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 8 7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 6 8 Jenson Button McLaren 4 9 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 2 10 Sergio Perez

Rosberg puts pen to paper with new multi year deal

Nico Rosberg and Mercedes have confirmed the they come to an agreement with a new multi year deal extension, announced on Wednesday. Rosberg – who is currently leading the world championship by four points from team-mate Lewis Hamilton – signed for Mercedes back in 2010, after spending his first four season in Formula One with