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Your opinion: Will Ferrari deliver for Vettel?

Your opinion: Will Ferrari deliver for Vettel?

Sebastian Vettel’s start at Ferrari has been rocky. Ferrari is a record holder in all senses: most races driven, most wins etc. Unluckily they could be considered a record holder in inconsistency for the last several years: ups and downs follow each other at a record pace. The last 2 years haven’t proven as fruitful as Vettel […]

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Verstappen & Ricciardo’s new car – Red Bull 2017 concept

Verstappen & Ricciardo’s new car – Red Bull 2017 concept

And you all thought yesterday’s Renault looked mean. The boys from Brackley might be looking over their shoulder watching for this beast in the hands of Max and Danny. Alas, it is only a concept. But a very beautiful one rendered by the talented industrial designer Olcay Tuncay Karabulut. Olcay works as a designer for TT […]

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Prost: F1 needs to be like Formula E

Prost: F1 needs to be like Formula E

During the launch of Renault’s 2017 challenger- the RS17, another associate from France was presented as their special adviser to the Enstone based team. The 61 year old 4 time world champion from Saint-Chamond, close to the city of Lyon, has been given the role for the 2017 season and was keen to give praise to […]

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Why F1 racing in 2017 is doomed – The big deceit: Part 2

Why F1 racing in 2017 is doomed – The big deceit: Part 2

Pic from Marca: Shows 2016/2017 Sauber cars juxtaposed The launch of the new Sauber C36 finally puts real life flesh on the bones -or if you prefer innate carbon fibre on the titanium struts – of the plentiful pontificating we have heard as to how the new regulations will be interpreted in the form of […]

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Schumacher Lies

Schumacher Lies

On this Day in F1 – 2008 By all accounts Ralf revealed on this day in 2008 that he had lied. Not to the level that politicians lie to their respective countrymen but to the media about not staying in F1 for 2008. He had wanted a quiet end to his career and therefore lied […]

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Why F1 racing in 2017 is doomed – Part 1

Why F1 racing in 2017 is doomed – Part 1

  The F1 car launch season is now fully underway and fans are in a state of high anticipation whipped up by the promise from Christian Horner et al of a new breed of racing beasts. So will the season ahead live up to its premier billing? Well, the signs so far are not good. […]

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Selfish Hamilton fires starting gun on a new Mercedes F1 civil war

Selfish Hamilton fires starting gun on a new Mercedes F1 civil war

  If the top brass at Mercedes Benz AMG F1 thought life was going to be simpler this year with the departure of Lewis Hamilton’s nemesis Nico Rosberg – they better think again quickly. Hamilton is already stirring the pot of team controversy before a wheel; has turned in testing anger. In the latest of […]

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Leaked Spy Shot of 2017 McLaren MCL32?

Leaked Spy Shot of 2017 McLaren MCL32?

It’s very possible that the images in this article are that of the new McLaren car for 2017 or are at least very similar to what you’ll see running in Barcelona. These leaked pictures were obtained via one of McLaren’s partners, a graphical studio based in the UK. Apparently, the studio have worked for McLaren […]

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Football league style, two tier F1 proposed by Max

Football league style, two tier F1 proposed by Max

On this Day in F1 – 2006 Max Mosley faced much criticism after proposing a football league like promotion and relegation system in Formula One. “What ought to happen, and we are nowhere near sorting this out, is that we should have a feeder formula for Formula One, like a sort of F3000/GP2, but properly […]

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Concept 2017 Ferrari F1 car revealed by Italian Media

Concept 2017 Ferrari F1 car revealed by Italian Media

The Italian media outlet, La Gazzetta have revealed their concept of Ferrari’s F1 car for the 2017 season. So why should we pay attention? Previously revealed cars from other seasons have been remarkably close to their final renderings, likely pointing to La Gazzetta having a source within the team. Details of the design are: – […]

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Ferrari considering protest against Mercedes and Red Bull

Ferrari considering protest against Mercedes and Red Bull

The “trick” suspension, used by both Mercedes and Red Bull Racing, has been a bone of contention for Ferrari. Attempting to find allies at the strategy group meeting on February the 7th, it’s now clear that the “active” suspension operates in a grey zone of the regulations. Ferrari fears that the suspension would give both teams […]

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2017 Ferrari aero issues, unlikely to challenge Mercedes

2017 Ferrari aero issues, unlikely to challenge Mercedes

We are only a week away from the first 2017 car introductions. The kick-off will be by Sauber on the 20th of February. Expect to see much news due to these regulatory changes. Broader and lower: we expect the cars to be spectacular and aggressive-looking. The last 2 months before the reveal are a hectic period. The […]

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New video footage of Vettel crash – Pirelli wet test abandoned

New video footage of Vettel crash – Pirelli wet test abandoned

Ferrari have a bit of an embarrassing situation on their hands having been forced to abandon the first test of 2017. Ferrari’s driver Sebastian Vettel’s accident yesterday whilst testing the new Pirelli 2017 tyres has blamed for the test grinding to a halt due to a lack of spare parts. Embarrassing indeed for the Italian […]

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Found footage of Senna just before crash Imola 1994

Found footage of Senna just before crash Imola 1994

New found footage of the San Marino GP in 1994 has emerged. Fan recording from the spectator stands is a haunting thing to watch knowing what we know now. Both Ratzenberger and Senna died at Imola in what was a cursed race weekend. The fall from grace of a champion is never nice to watch at […]

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Steps taken against Mercedes dominance

Steps taken against Mercedes dominance

  2017 engines: a token improvement? The token development system was introduced together with the launch of the V6 1600 cc turbo engines. The target was to control engine development cost. Without going into all details of the token system , it was designed to make it more difficult to introduce eleborate updates, and thus […]

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Dates for your F1 2017 winter diary

Dates for your F1 2017 winter diary

Now we’re all set for the 2017 season, all we need now are the car launches, testing and finally Melbourne to start the season. Bookmark the page and keep the dates in your diary. TJ13 welcomes picture or trackside submissions from any fans who are attending winter testing.   Pirelli tests 9-10. February: Ferrari in Fiorano […]

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A home race for Kimi. Finnish GP planned

A home race for Kimi. Finnish GP planned

Could it be a possibility? A grand prix based in Finland? There are likely plenty of Kimi fans who might be pleased they dont have the long journey to Hungary for their unofficial ‘home’ gp. The Fins have planned a new circuit near Helsinki and will be likely hosting the Moto GP there in 2018. […]

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Tick, tock.. it’s Manor o’clock

Tick, tock.. it’s Manor o’clock

It can still be done, getting Manor on the grid in Australia. Time, however, is ticking. TheJudge13 is getting cramps from holding our collective fingers crossed. Whether currently silence is good or bad: the sitation is too complex to estimate. We are still informed that Capital GF and investor lawyers are still working to get […]

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New entry into F1 – Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche

New entry into F1 – Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche

Müller’s mad matter In recent interviews Wolfgang Dürheimer, CEO of Bugatti and Bentley stated in relation to Liberty’s proposals to change the sport: “From my point of view, the whole topic is currently being mixed up again. It is an absolute new beginning to recognise, If such a new start is to be recognised, then […]

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