Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix

Posted on | Author John Beamer

Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?s John Beamer. As Mark Webber said the list of accusations thrown at Red Bull is starting to look silly. First we had the trick ride height system, then illegal suspension fairings and now flexing front wings. In the midst of all this teams … Continue reading Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix

From the stands: Nikolai Vogler watches two races in one week

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

German F1 fan Nikolai Vogler went to his home race at the Hockenheimring and the back-to-back round in Hungary one week later. Here’s his view from the stands. While the F1 teams had to handle two races with just one week in between, me and a group of friends decided to follow them to the … Continue reading From the stands: Nikolai Vogler watches two races in one week

“I am much quicker than Felipe” – how Alonso urged Ferrari to use team orders

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

New video of the German Grand Prix published by FOM reveals how Fernando Alonso urged Ferrari to order Felipe Massa to let him pass. Alonso said to the team “I am much quicker than Felipe” and was told “we got your message”. Because of the editing of the video it’s not clear how much time … Continue reading “I am much quicker than Felipe” – how Alonso urged Ferrari to use team orders

Yamamoto’s blunders (HRT race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sakon Yamamoto’s second appearance for HRT – this time in place of Karun Chandhok – did not go very well. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 22 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’19.844 (+1.252) 1’18.592 Race position 19 Average race lap 1’26.680 (+2.7) 1’23.980 Laps 19/67 63/67 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Yamamoto’s blunders (HRT race review)

Montezemolo defends driver switch

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has defended his team’s decision to change the order of its drivers during yesterday’s German Grand Prix. The stewards of the meeting fined Ferrari $100,000 for the move. The World Motor Sports Council will investigate whether the team acted improperly by giving a coded instruction to Felipe Massa telling him … Continue reading Montezemolo defends driver switch

Tyre blunder (Force India race review)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Force India suffered a dreadful weekend and were fortunate not to be more severely punished for fitting the wrong tyres to their cars during the race. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 19 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’16.220 (-2.732) 1’18.952 Race position 17 16 Average race lap 1’21.267 (+0.158) 1’21.108 Laps 65/67 65/67 Pit … Continue reading Tyre blunder (Force India race review)

Starts ruin race (Williams race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Both Williams drivers qualified inside the top ten but poor starts condemned them to end the race point-less. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg Qualifying position 8 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’15.109 (-0.23) 1’15.339 Race position 12 13 Average race lap 1’19.970 (-0.01) 1’19.980 Laps 66/67 66/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Starts ruin race (Williams race review)

Both cars retire (Lotus race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Neither Lotus finished the German Grand Prix, but Heikki Kovalainen led the new teams before colliding with Pedro de la Rosa. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.583 (-0.717) 1’18.300 Race position Average race lap 3’16.052 (+111.142) 1’24.909 Laps 3/67 56/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Both cars retire (Lotus race review)