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2011 F1 Barcelona Testing Times

The F1 testing at Barcelona finished today, giving us a slightly clearer picture of the relative performance of the different cars and the new Pirelli tyres. In 2010, the fastest lap was a 1min20.4sec time set by Lewis Hamilton. The new Pirelli tyres appear to have significantly less grip, as well as much faster degradation. […]

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A Thought on Brazilian GP 2010

After a very exciting qualifying yesterday, which saw a slightly unusual grid and an exceptional performance by Nico Hulkenberg to take pole, the race between the 3 or 4 serious title contenders will be fascinating. It may not be relevant, but I have noticed in the few races where Red Bull have had to follow […]

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Flexi-Wings Gone From F1

Despite all the denials from Red Bull that they’ve ever had flexible parts on their cars and repeatedly telling everyone that ‘our wings conform with and passed all FIA tests’, their 1.5 seconds per lap advantage has disappeared this weekend and the fans can look forward to some great racing in Belgium today! The rival […]

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2010 Monaco F1 Grand Prix

For years, the Monaco F1 Grand Prix has been all about qualifying. Modern F1 cars simply cannot overtake around the streets of Monte-Carlo unless a competitor has a big problem. Tomorrow’s qualification battle will be immense as the advantage the top teams have over the rest of the field will be largely removed. In Monaco, […]

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Smooth as a Jenson Button

It is early days in the 2010 F1 World Championship, but McLaren’s decision to hire Jenson Button is looking inspired at the moment. A combination of his experience and smooth driving style is certainly giving him an advantage when racing in changeable weather conditions. After 4 races, Jenson and McLaren lead both the driver and […]

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