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The greatest drive ever in Hungary?

The greatest drive ever in Hungary?

The 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix is one that stands out in the memory thanks to a wonderful showing from Nigel Mansell, who charged to victory for Ferrari, getting the better of Ayrton Senna in the McLaren to make the victory all the sweeter. Having struggled on the qualifying tyre over the weekend, Ferrari’s Mansell actually […]

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The reason why Red Bull will have their own engine

The reason why Red Bull will have their own engine

With all the goings on over the past few months in relation to the engine regulations for 2021, chess pieces are moving to give us a good indication of what lies ahead. The main premise for these Power units will be that they are simpler, cheaper and noisier. That’s the mandate from the FIA, and […]

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Why Verstappen & Red Bull will be a factor at Hungary – Driver form guide

Why Verstappen & Red Bull will be a factor at Hungary – Driver form guide

The omens are not looking good for Sebastian Vettel as F1 heads to Hungary – his lead is down to a single point, and even more so than in Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton has absolutely dominated around the twisty kart like Hungaroring circuit. With qualifying as important here as in Monaco, can Ferrari’s shorter wheelbase propel […]

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Button: Talks with Williams for race seat

Button: Talks with Williams for race seat

The 2009 British World Champion revealed to American broadcaster CNN that he’s had repeated talks of returning over the years with the team he started his career with back in 2000, including 2017. Back in 2000, Williams BMW took on a young F3 champion described by pundits as ‘a phenomenon’ – a move that lead […]

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Valid reasons not to use Halo

Valid reasons not to use Halo

Jean Todt’s insistence on using the Halo head protection device for 2018 is clear evidence that the rational decision making capabilities of the FIA have now reached new lows. As TJ13 reported yesterday, the strong opposition from the teams and fans alike had zero impact on the FIA’s bulldozing the law through so why not […]

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FIA force Halo solution against teams wishes

FIA force Halo solution against teams wishes

The Halo or perhaps more comically known as ‘the flipflop’ has been written into the rules for next year as the de facto safety option for drivers in Formula One. Excited? Chances are that if you’re not completely blind then the answer is likely a firm NO. In terms of aesthetics the Halo is not the […]

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Hungary test: Renault opens door for Robert Kubica

Hungary test: Renault opens door for Robert Kubica

There are two official mid season test sessions for 2017, one after the Bahrain GP, ​​one after the Hungarian GP and Renault have hinted that they might use Kubica at the Hungaroring. On the 1st and 2nd of August in Hungary, the teams let numerous junior drivers loose and at least half of the test […]

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Fans give Ricciardo the victory at Silverstone

Fans give Ricciardo the victory at Silverstone

Rate the Race and Driver of the Weekend, Round 10, Silverstone, British GP 201 Mean Reader Score 6.67 Scoring 6.79 last year, Silverstone has  scored slightly lower in 2017. Last race was a bit of a procession, starting behind the safety car under ‘wet’ conditions, with Lewis leading from start to finish  and reducing his […]

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Kyvat out of chances with Red Bull

Kyvat out of chances with Red Bull

Ah Kvyat, Russian wunderkind. Capable of some good moves, more than capable of bad ones too. This weekend he found himself entangled with none other than his own team-mate. More than once Kyvat has proven that F1 material make lousy bumpercars. Sainz had to retire, Kyvat’s car was damaged, but at least he could continue […]

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Mercedes see’s Bottas as ‘a good fit’ long term after Hamilton

Mercedes see’s Bottas as ‘a good fit’ long term after Hamilton

Whilst driving for Williams, Valterri Bottas seemed to have great potential generally besting his team mate’s, Maldonado and  Massa but he certainly never dominated leading many to think the Finnish driver was at best; ‘solid’. Others questioned just how good the young Finn was, indeed even Mercedes saw him as a stop gap measure after […]

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#F1 Race Review: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Victory for Lewis and cannot even for the rest

#F1 Race Review: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Victory for Lewis and cannot even for the rest

Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55 Ambient 21° Track 33° Humidity 65% Wind 2.5 m/s Prelude The back of the grid became much more interesting as news of Ricciardo’s taking a new PU (including new MGU-H) meant that he would be starting P19 under the roiling skies that dominated the circuit at Silverstone. Spits […]

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#F1 Qualifying Review:  2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX

#F1 Qualifying Review: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX

Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55 Ambient 16° Track 20° Humidity 88% Wind 2.7 m/s Prelude Turns out Lewis Hamilton will have some competition after all as Ferrari FINALLY saw fit to turn their brand new shiny engine up in FP3 and Vettel rocked up just 0.03s shy of Lewis best time. Of course […]

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