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JLF1 Column – 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

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The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix was undoubtedly one of the best Formula 1 races I have seen in quite some time, and I’m definitely not the only one who thinks that. It was one of those races where there is always something going on. We had battles up and down the field and it really

JLF1 Column – 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

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The 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix was a good race, wasn’t it? Well, I thought so anyway – there was lots of drama and action, a bit of rain to spice things up in qualifying (although less of a delay would have been nice) and a race full of good battles and strong drives. It wasn’t

Why 2014 is a make or break year for F1

Rarely in the history of Formula 1 has one year had the ability to alter the course of history, however in 2014 that is precisely what could happen as the sport embarks on new rules and in many ways a new era. From the new V6 engines to the emergence of fresh blood at the

Top 10 UK F1 Drivers Of All Time

One of the greatest luxuries enjoyed by F1 racing fans is that their sport lasts throughout the majority of the year. With races stretching from March to November, it’s one of the longest calendars out there, which is wonderful for fans. However, there is an offseason, albeit a short one. With Sebastian Vettel having wrapped

JLF1 Column – 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

I’m quite sad that the 2013 Formula 1 season has come to a close, as it has been fantastic in my view. Perhaps not for the on-track action, with Sebastian Vettel dominating the final nine races of the season, but for me personally, covering the sport, it has been a real step forward. The Interlagos

Where is Sebastian Vettel’s place in F1 history?

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In the last few months the world’s media have run out of superlatives to describe Sebastian Vettel. That reached a fever pitch when the German claimed his fourth world title at the Indian Grand Prix last month. Since then drivers and F1 figures past and present have been heaping praise so high on the 26-year-old,

Dominant Vettel eases to Indian Grand Prix pole

NOIDA, INDIA - OCTOBER 25:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during practice for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit on October 25, 2013 in Noida, India.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel claimed his 43rd career pole with another stunning lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix The German blitzed the field in a tactical top ten shootout as several teams opted away from using the fragile soft tyres. With an extra set of the faster rubber available Vettel set a 1:24.119 giving him

2013 Indian GP Qualifying Results

Pos. Driver Team Time 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 01:24.119 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 01:24.871 3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:24.941 4 Mark Webber Red Bull 01:25.047 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 01:25.201 6 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 01:25.248 7 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 01:25.334 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 01:25.826 9 Sergio Perez McLaren 01:26.153 10 Jenson Button McLaren

Red Bull dominate Friday in India

NOIDA, INDIA - OCTOBER 25:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during practice  for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit on October 25, 2013 in Noida, India.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull continued where they left off by dominating Friday practice at the Indian Grand Prix. Needing just a fifth place finish to be crowned champion Vettel is looking for far more than that as he looks to remain the only driver to have won at the Delhi circuit. The morning was

2013 Japanese GP Qualifying Result

Pos. Driver Team Time 1 Mark Webber Red Bull 01:30.915 2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 01:31.089 3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:31.253 4 Romain Grosjean Lotus 01:31.365 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 01:31.378 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 01:31.397 7 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 01:31.644 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 01:31.665 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 01:31.684 10 Jenson Button McLaren

Webber claims first pole of 2013 at the Japanese Grand Prix

Mark Webber produced a Vettel-esc performance to claim his first pole position of 2013 at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Australian’s 1:30.915 was the quicker of two blistering lap times he set in the final top 10 shootout to claim pole by .174 from Sebstian Vettel. Lewis Hamilton could only manage third ahead of Lotus’

Vettel tops Friday Practice at the Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 11:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 11, 2013 in Suzuka, Japan.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images,)

Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time on an action-packed Friday at the Japanese Grand Prix. The German’s 1:33.852 on the medium compound have one-and-a-half tenths advantage over team-mate Mark Webber. The day however was characterised by a number of big crashes with three drivers crashing at the infamous second Degner turn. In the opening session

Controlled Vettel takes third Korean GP win

YEONGAM-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 05:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives on his way to finishing first during qualifying for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at Korea International Circuit on October 5, 2013 in Yeongam-gun, South Korea.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

A flawless Sebastian Vettel overcame two safety cars to claim an eighth win of 2013 and the fourth in-a-row at the Korean Grand Prix. The Red Bull led all but a handful of laps around the pit-stops on his way to a close yet comfortable win at Yeongam. Kimi Raikkonen took advantage of the safety

2013 Korean GP Results

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 VET Red Bull 25 2 RAI Lotus 18 3 GRO Lotus 15 4 HUL Sauber 12 5 HAM Mercedes 10 6 ALO Ferrari 8 7 ROS Mercedes 6 8 BUT McLaren 4 9 MAS Ferrari 2 10 PER McLaren 1 11 GUT Sauber 0 12 BOT Williams 0 13 MAL

2013 Korean GP Qulaifying Result

Pos. Driver Team Time 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 01:37.202 2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:37.420 3 Mark Webber Red Bull 01:37.464 4 Romain Grosjean Lotus 01:37.531 5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 01:37.679 6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 01:38.038 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 01:38.223 8 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 01:38.237 9 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 01:38.405 10 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus

Vettel holds on to claim pole in Singapore

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Sebastian Vettel held on to claim pole position for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay. The German’s spectacular 1:42.841 looked imperious holding a huge gap over his rivals, however Rosberg gave the Red Bull man quite a shock getting within .091 after Vettel decided against a second run. Romain Grosjean’s impressive weekend continued taking

Hamilton beats rivals to go quickest in opening practice in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton led the way in the opening Friday practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix. As night fell in the city-state the cars came out in a session dominated by the top 2 teams in F1 at the moment. Both Mercedes and Mark Webber alternated the top 3 positions for around 20 minutes before

2013 Italian GP Result

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 25 2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 18 3 Mark Webber Red Bull 15 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 12 5 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 10 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 8 7 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 6 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus 4 9 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2 10 Jenson Button

2013 Italian GP Qualifying Summary

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull team mate Mark Webber swept to the front row in Monza this afternoon as their rivals self-destructed around them in an action-packed qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. With focus on the second Red Bull seat for 2014 quashed in the week before the race, qualifying merely

Belgian Grand Prix Round-up – Another race win for Vettel

The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is one of my favourites. The challenging turns, rich history, beautiful surroundings and charming characteristics to name but a few. The 2013 Belgian Grand Prix wasn’t the most exciting race of the season, but it was certainly an interesting one with plenty of talking points to discuss. Vettel took a dominant race