Archive | June, 2017

End of an Era for McLaren and Ron Dennis

Former McLaren Boss Ron Dennis has, after 37-years, ended all ties to McLaren after selling his shares to the McLaren Group. In addition to the sale of Dennis’ shares he vacates his position as Chairman of McLaren. Dennis’ stake at the company was reportedly valued at £275-million. McLaren Group has managed to secure long-term finance […]

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Vettel Not off the Hook Yet

Formula One governing body, the FIA has decided to further investigate the clash between F1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. The clash between the drivers happened behind the safety car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix when Vettel ran into the back of Lewis Hamilton who was in the lead and was backing up […]

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F1 2017: Azerbaijan Gp Review – Bedlam In Baku

If you had been given absolute free reign to dream up the most dramatic script for a Formula 1 race the chances are you still wouldn’t have come up with what transpired in the 51 laps of the 2017 Baku grand prix. From the first corner on lap one to the crossing of the finish […]

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2017 Azerbaijan GP: Friday Press Conference – Part 2

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES: Jock CLEAR (Ferrari), Rob SMEDLEY (Williams), Beat ZEHNDER (Sauber) Q: Jock, can we start by talking about the car? What’s the standout characteristic of the SF70H? Jock CLEAR: I think we could say that the standout characteristic is that there is no standout characteristic. It just seems to be a very well-behaved car in all […]

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2017 Azerbaijan GP: Friday Press Conference – Part 1

PART ONE: TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), Eric BOULLIER (McLaren), Robert FERNLEY (Force India) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Eric, if I could start with you, we saw another engine failure for Fernando Alonso this afternoon… you’re shaking your head. Eric BOULLIER: Yes, it wasn’t an engine failure. It was a gearbox failure. Q: A gearbox failure, but […]

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2017 Azerbaijan GP Free Practice 2: Verstappen Out Ahead then Crashes Out

Max Verstappen finished the second free practice session of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on top of the time sheets this afternoon but ended his session by crashing out with just 30-second left in the session. The session was one of the most bizarre sessions yet. Nearly all the drivers ran wide off the track at least […]

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Max Verstappen - Baku Qualifying

F1 2017: Azerbaijan Gp First Free Practice Report – Verstappen Quickest

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen topped the timing sheets in the first free practice session ahead of Sunday’s Baku grand prix. The 90 minute session got underway in glorious sunshine in the city of Baku. However, the second longest circuit on the grid proved quite slippery and dusty as several drivers endured spins and running wide […]

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Grid Drops Expected for McLaren Duo

Both Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne are expected to take massive grid penalties going into the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend. Honda plans to fit an updated MGU-H to both their cars and would mean that both drivers take on new turbochargers. Both drivers will incur a 15-place grid penalty for the new turbo since it’s […]

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2017 Azerbaijan GP: Thursday Press Conference – Part 2

PART TWO: DRIVERS – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Esteban OCON (Force India), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas) Q: Valtteri, if we can start with you. There’s no doubting the speed of this year’s Mercedes – the four wins are testimony to that – but it has proved tricky to set up. Can you predict how competitive you’re going […]

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2017 Azerbaijan GP: Thursday Press Conference – Part 1

PART ONE: DRIVERS – Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso), Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari), Stoffel VANDOORNE (McLaren) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Kimi, if we can start with you. We’re back at a street track this weekend. You took pole position in Monaco a couple of races ago — how confident are you of a repeat here? Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN: Unfortunately it doesn’t give […]

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