In the latest opinion post I try and wrap my head around the F1 Power Rankings.
Is it all hype or does Daniel Ricciardo really deserve a World Championship?
YAS MARINA CIRCUIT Lap record 1:40.279 (SEBASTIAN VETTEL 2009) First Grand Prix 2009 Number of laps 55 Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton Driver Quotes (F1.com): Felipe Massa "Abu Dhabi is always a nice race and a place I always like to visit. The people go crazy for Formula One as well, so I hope … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Preview
CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS Lap record 1:39.347 (SEBASTIAN VETTEL 2012) First Grand Prix 2012 Number of laps 56 Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton Driver Quotes (F1.com): Fernando Alonso "After a couple of frustrating races where we haven’t been able to show the improving pace we know we have in our package, I’m excited to head … Continue reading US GP PREVIEW
HUNGARORING Lap record 1:19.071 (Michael Schumacher 2004) First Grand Prix 1986 Number of laps 70 Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton Last year's race report Driver quotes (F1.com): Fernando Alonso “On paper, the Hungaroring presents one of the best opportunities for us this year. The short, twisty circuit means we are less reliant on outright power, … Continue reading HUNGARIAN GP PREVIEW
Silverstone Circuit Lap record 1:33.401 (Mark Webber 2013) First Grand Prix 1950 Number of laps 52 Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton Last year's Grand Prix Vlog Driver quotes (F1.com): Jolyon Palmer “I’m really looking forward to racing in front of the home crowd. I love the track and it’s always a special weekend at Silverstone. … Continue reading British Grand Prix Preview
RED BULL RING Lap record 1:08.337 (Michael Schumacher 2003) First Grand Prix 1970 Number of laps 71 Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton Last year's race report Timings (BST): FP1 7th July 9:00 - 10:30 FP2 7th July 13:00 - 14:30 FP3 8th July 10:00 - 11:00 QUALIFYING 8th July 13:00 - 14:00 RACE 9th July … Continue reading Austrian Grand Prix Preview
Azerbaijan delivered this year on what it failed to give last year, the race was explosive from start to finish. Perhaps the most controversial moment coming from Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. The race saw three safety cars, one red flag period as well as lots of dramatic restarts. Daniel Ricciardo finished in first place … Continue reading Ricciardo takes victory in heated Azerbaijan GP
His third consecutive win and sixth win in total, leading the race from start to finish, Lewis Hamilton proved that Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is his track. The first place finish for Hamilton means he has closed in on the championship, now only 12 points away from Sebastian Vettel. The race gave Mercedes their first one-two finish since … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton takes third consecutive Canadian GP win