Why low profile tyres make sense for F1

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Rumours suggest F1 could embrace a radical change in its tyre regulations, increasing wheel sizes from 13 inches to 18 and having more than one tyre supplier for the first time since 2006. But a less drastic step to 15 inches could prove a better compromise.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 7/4/2010


Coming up today we have the first guest article by regular commenter Ned Flanders – make sure you don’t miss it. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Video: BBC F1 ignore Toro Rosso (The Bull Run) OK, we all know where TommyB’s allegiances lie, but he might just have a point about the BBC overlooking Toro Rosso … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 7/4/2010

F1 Fanatic round-up: 6/4/2010


We should have the results of the latest Predictions Championship round up later today, so stay tuned to find out if you’re a winner. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Newey worried about F-duct safety (Autosport) Call me a cynic, but I think there’s a chance he might have an ulterior motive. Trains and boats and… torture … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 6/4/2010

Malaysian GP team mate comparisons


Compare how each teams’ drivers did in the Malaysian Grand Prix with these links: McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari, Williams, Renault, Force India, Toro Rosso, Lotus, HRT, Sauber, Virgin. And see below for a summary of how they got on at Sepang.

Malaysian GP team-by-team: McLaren


McLaren looked quick in practice but it all went wrong in qualifying. A damage limitation exercise on Sunday ensured they brought home some points, but much more should have been possible this weekend. Jenson Button Lewis Hamilton Qualifying position 17 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’52.211 (-0.839) 1’53.050 Race position 8 6 Average race lap … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: McLaren

Malaysian GP team-by-team: Mercedes


Last year’s constructors’ champions enjoyed a largely failure-free 2009 – but Michael Schumacher’s race was ended by an unusual failure in Sepang. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 8 2 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’51.717 (+1.044) 1’50.673 Race position 3 Average race lap 1’43.576 (+2.828) 1’40.749 Laps 9/56 56/56 Pit stops 0 1 Michael Schumacher … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Mercedes