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Posted On March 18, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One

Tate: 5 Bold predictions for F1 2016

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor The 2016 Formula One season is finally underway, down under in Albert Park. Despite the soggy start, the excitement of fans world wide cannot be dampened. Before the drivers lay down their cards for qualifying a few hours from now, I will make five bold predictions on some of the more exciting stories of the season. Without further ado…. 5. All teams will score points Gone are the days when a lovable back marker like Minardi could only pray for points. Gone are the days whenRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Talented Scot Paul di Resta is back in Formula One after after a two year hiatus thanks to Williams Martini Racing, which just signed the 29 year old to replace his former team mate Adrian Sutil as official reserve driver for the Grove based squad. The 2006 European Formula 3 champ and 2010 DTM champ competed in 58 Grand Prix’s for Force India between 2012 and 2013 before being replaced by McLaren refugee Sergio Perez. He then rejoined DTM, where he will continue to compete inRead More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer With Formula 1 testing complete and the Australian Grand Prix just over a week away, there are some observations that can be inferred from the eight days the teams spent testing in Barcelona. This quick break before the first set of flyaway races gives time to evaluate testing and ask whether the results accurately reflect the running order for the 2016 Formula 1 season. Team by team, here are some thoughts going into Australia. Mercedes By far the class of the field, or are they?Read More

Posted On March 8, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Formula One

Historical: The 1982 Formula One Season

By Frank Santoroski, Contributing Writer The 65 year history of the Formula One World Championship has seen a myriad of scenarios play out over the years. Some seasons were remembered for close championship battles, others for multiple winners. Some seasons saw unbearable tragedy, and others saw bitter feuding between teammates. Some seasons saw incredible innovation, while others were marred by politics, protests, disqualifications and even driver’s strikes. No season can compare with the perfect storm that was 1982 where we saw all of this, and more. The 1982 stats will showRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Formula One’s second pre-season test ended the way the first test began; with Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari firmly atop the timesheets. The German slapped a set of Pirelli’s super-softs in the morning session to post the fastest time of the pre-season with a strong 1:22.852 tour of Circuit de Catalunya. With Ferrari the quickest car on five of the eight days of testing, things near the sharp end of the field seem to have tightened between them, Mercedes and Williams. Vettel also ran the haloRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor After playing it safe for the first Barcelona test, Mercedes opened up the second test by showing just what its new W07 chassis is capable of. Nico Rosberg had the morning’s testing duties and with a set of softs on the car he clocked a blistering 1:23.022 lap. His time just two tenths of a second behind Sebastian Vettel’s best lap of testing so far. The worrying difference there, is that the Ferrari did its time on the new ultra-soft compounds, the Mercedes set its timeRead More
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 24, 2016) – British racing standout Dean Stoneman will make his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires debut in 2016 with championship team Andretti Autosport. Stoneman, who is viewed as one of the most gifted drivers of his generation, will pilot the No. 27 Stellrecht Mazda driving alongside teammates Shelby Blackstock and Dalton Kellett. “Dean is a true raw talent and has an incredible, inspirational story,” Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti said. “I can’t think of a better fit for our Indy Lights team and the Mazda RoadRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor The second day of running in Barcelona once again saw Sebastian Vettel top the session for Ferrari. The four time champ lowered his best time from yesterday by two seconds after slapping on a set of Pirelli’s new ultra-soft compounds. Daniel Ricciardo had the second best time for Red Bull, also on the ultra-softs, but near 3/4th’s of a second behind the Ferrari. Sergio Perez validated Force India’s performance by putting in the third best lap of the day on the super-softs. Nico Rosberg took overRead More

Posted On February 20, 2016By Steve AibelIn Breaking News, Formula One

Formula 1: Mid-Pack to grow in 2016

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer Last year in Formula 1 there were essentially three classifications of competitor within the paddock. Race Winners: Teams capable of winning races Mercedes and Ferrari Mid-Pack: Teams capable of consistently scoring points Williams, Red Bull, Force India, Toro Rosso and Lotus (now Renault) Back-Markers: Lucky ducks who only scored points when they fell into their laps Sauber, McLaren and Manor And yes, it is an absolute travesty to see McLaren as a Back-Marker.  This year, expect to see a much larger group competing for points.Read More

Posted On February 20, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Williams reveals new FW38

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Williams has revealed the first images of its 2016 design, the FW38. While it appears to be a clear evolution of its successful predecessor, major changes have taken place under the skin to help the team hold onto its new found place at the sharp end of the field, including improvements for slow speed cornering and running in the wet. Despite finishing third in the Constructor’s Standings in 2014 and 2015, Williams enters 2016 on defense. A resurgent Ferrari has supplanted them as Mercedes’ strongest challenger,Read More