2012 has had the most open start to a season in Formula One history. The first seven races were won by seven different drivers, in five different cars. It seemed that success on Sunday was more or less a lottery. But in Valencia a week ago, some order began to emerge. It became apparent in... Continue Reading →
Maldonado vs Hamilton – Who to blame?
On lap 56 of 57 in the European Grand Prix, Pastor Maldonado and Lewis Hamilton collided, putting Hamilton into the wall and out of the race, and taking the front wing off Maldonado's car. But who is to blame? Arguably, both drivers acted wrongly. Maldonado pulled alongside Hamilton on the outside under braking for the... Continue Reading →
Valencia – Button’s woes continue
Jenson Button won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Since then, however, his season has gone steadily downhill. Four finishes outside the points in eight races makes for a pretty miserable season so far, considering that Button was runner-up in the 2011 World Championship. On Sunday in Valencia, his poor form continued. Button qualified a disappointing... Continue Reading →
Valencia – Alonso wins thrilling European Grand Prix
The Valencia circuit has been criticised for providing boring, processional races. Not so this year. The 2012 European Grand Prix was an overtaking fest, mostly due to the high degradation of the Pirelli tyres in the Spanish summer heat. Fernando Alonso produced arguably one of the finest drives in his career to win the race,... Continue Reading →