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F1 Weekly Wrap [Week 22]

Week 22

29 June – 5 July

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F1 Grand Prix Review: British Grand Prix

F1 Grand Prix Review: British Grand Prix

Qualifying

The cards reshuffled… Well. Slightly. Lewis Hamilton took a slightly less than convincing pole position on Saturday. Though he scored his third straight pole in Britain, Lewis could only claim this one by a mere tenth of a second from Nico Rosberg.

Over half a second down the road and filling the second row were both Williams cars, creating an almost-fairy tale effort for the racing veterans. Shortly after them came both Ferrari’s, this time in a particular order with Raikkonen leading the red front.

Red Bull slotted in with Kvyat being the shining star for the Milton Keynes bunch. He lead junior team driver Carlos Sainz to seventh.

Nico Hulkenberg claimed ninth in his “B-Spec” car. Following him came the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo.

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Formula One weekly Wrap Up [Week 18]

Week 18

1st – 7th June

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F1 Grand Prix Review: Spain, Round 5

Qualifying

Weather was stable in Barcelona on Saturday, and the usual results followed. The Mercedes duo topped the timesheets to put in a one-two, filling out the first row of the grid, this time with Nico Rosberg in front of his double World Champion teammate. The German who was yet to win a race in 2015 confessed that Bahrain was still on his mind and he was keen to make a mends to his ill performance.

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F1 Grand Prix Review: Bahrain, Round 4

F1 Grand Prix Review: Bahrain, Round 4

Qualifying

As the dessert sun sunk lazily behind the dusty horizon, the F1 paddock came to life. As the first engines revved up, we were on the brink of qualifying in the Middle East. Ferrari was the big talking point this weekend where Vettel aimed to get his first pole position for the red team, which would have been the Scuderia’s first in 52 races. Slightly further down the grid, Latin Pastor Maldonado was keen to get his Lotus upfront. Strangely, out of his 80 races thus far in his Formula One career, he has only finished in the points on eight occasions.

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F1 Weekly Wrap Up [Week 11]

Week 11

13th April – 19th

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F1 Grand Prix Preview Bahrain, Round 4

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2015 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

ROUND 4

Date: 19 April 2015

Circuit name; Sakhir Bahrain International Circuit

First Grand Prix: 2004

Type: Permanent, purpose-built racetrack dominated by a multitude of straights and a balance between fast medium and slow corner. Medium downforce required.

Circuit length: 5.412 km

Laps: 57

Lap Record: 1:31.447 – Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren)

Tyre Allocation: Medium (White rimmed) and Soft (Yellow rimmed)

DRS Zones: Two, with two separate activation points. DRS zones ar: Main straight; The straight in sector 2.

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Grand Prix Review: Shanghai, Round 3

Qualifying

Mercedes finished in their typical one-two fashion as Rosberg was just a shade off from Hamilton at 0.04s. The usual second row was fought out by the Ferrari’s and Williams cars. Kimi Raikkonen is “frustrated” by his bad habits in qualifying after he failed to set a quick lap, thus slotting himself eighth on the grid.  As for the rest of the drivers, they filled their expected positions. McLaren once again lined up at the back of the grid with no real change in fast lap pace. Roughly one second behind them came the Manor duo.

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg of Germany drives during the qualifying session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit

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A Grand Prix in Preview: The Australian Grand Prix

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THE ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

ROUND 1

Date: 15 March 2015

Name of circuit: Albert Park

First Grand Prix: 1996

Type: Temporary, street circuit. Moderately quick with slower complexes.

Circuit Length: 5.303 km

Laps: 58

Lap Record: 1:24.125 – M Schumacher (2004) / Ferrari F2004

Tyre allocation: Medium (white rimmed tyre wall) and Soft (yellow rimmed tyre wall)

DRS Zones: Two, with one activation point.

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Weekly Wrap Up [Week 1]

F1 pundit Dane Hansen, writes for The Sport Space giving you weekly breakdowns of exclusive, need to know facts about the exciting and dynamic world that is Formula One. Find out what happened in the first week at testing in Jerez.

Formula One fans can now stop holding their breathes. On the 1st of February 2015, the silence in Europe was broken by the ever growing louder 1.6l turbo engines. Why are they getting louder? Nobody actually knows. But what we do know, is that there is much much more to look forward to this year. Fans, engineers and drivers were able to get their first taste of F1 in 2015 at the first test in Jerez. Speaking of Hispanic tracks, the sport will also make its first return to Mexico since Nigel Mansell won there in 1992 – just one of many exciting prospects for the coming season.

February 1st – 6th

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