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Refueling? It’s a Great Idea (Five of Them Actually)

Jos Verstappen in 1994, Felipe Massa in 2008 and his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen a year later in Brazil. All three drivers have had their share of pit stop horrors. Both Jos and Kimi  were engulfed in burning high-octane fuel while Felipe miss-timed his release in the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix to take the fuel hose and two mechanics along with him on exit. All exciting, but dangerous.

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Six Things to Look Forward to in 2016

Dane Hansen takes a moment to reassure you – Formula One’s ultimate fans – that despite the long wait of more than 100 days before Melbourne, there is much to look forward to in 2016.

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Brazil’s First Renegade

Nelson Piquet’s childhood doesn’t reflect the cliched stories of any other champion before, or after him. He struggled to remain true to anything he was born into or achieved.  Spening much of his teen years in Miami, Florida he flourished in tennis. With modest features, squiggly teeth and an acquired sense of humor, Nelson never epitomized athleticism. He eclipsed his own talents and lost interest in the sport before turning professional. Playing on a hard court, back and fourth clearly didn’t excite the individual, and he traded cement for tarmac and a linear sport for circles.

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F1 Grand Prix Preview: Belgian Grand Prix

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The Belgian Grand Prix

2015 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Round: 11

Date: 23 August 2015

Circuit: Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps

First Grand Prix: 1950

Type: Purpose Built, Free flowing with varying topography

Length: 7. 004km

Laps: 44

Lap Record: Sebastien Vettel, RBR, 2009 – 1:47. 263

Tyres: Soft (Yellow) Hard (White)

DRS: Two. Main traight. Kemmel Straight

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F1 Grand Prix Review: Hungarian Grand Prix

Qualifying 

The standard 2015 edition of qualifying followed in Hungary this weekend with Lewis Hamilton leading the Silver Arrows duo in a one-two result. Only this time, Nico Rosberg was left behind in smoke after Lewis punched a credit in the time sheets worth half a second. At a loss for words, the German could not understand where Lewis had found such good time.

Typically following the Deutsche works team, Sebastian followed in third. Behind, the unusual candidate of Daniel Ricciardo followed in fourth. His already tired Renault engine was thankful for the shorter characteristics of the Hungaroring.

The next row was filled with Finns.  Kimi Raikkonen led his fellow countryman to fifth. Valterri Bottas shortly behind the champ is the favorite to swipe Kimi’s 2016 seat at Ferrari.

The usual suspects filled the rest of the top 10 with Daniil Kvyat, Felipe Massa, a Lotus car and finally a Toro Rosso car.

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“Because in a split second, it’s gone.” RIP, Jules Bianchi.

It is with a very heavy heart that I must report the passing of a phenomenal talent, and an even greater human being, Jules Bianchi. With hands that feel like lead, it’s difficult to remain composed while writing this. Where do you begin? How do words make a good compromise for feelings? How do you explain somebody’s life in black and white? This won’t be a piece filled with creative flare. This is a tribute to one of my favourite names in motorsport, Jules Bianchi. OTL 101B Read the rest of this entry

F1 Weekly Wrap Up [Week 23]

Week 23

July 6th – July 12th

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F1 Weekly Wrap [Week 22]

Week 22

29 June – 5 July

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F1 British Grand Prix Preview

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F1 Grand Prix Preview: British Grand Prix

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2015

Round: 9

Date: Sun 05 July

Circuit Name: Silverstone

First Grand Prix: 1950

Type: Purpose built race track

Circuit Length: 5. 891km

Laps: 52

Lap Record: 1:33.401. Mark Webber, Red Bull (2013)

Tyre Allocation: Hard and Medium

DRS Zones: Two. Wellington and Hanger Straights respectively.

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F1 Weekly Wrap [Week 21]

Week 21

22 June – 28 June

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