June 2011

Formula1 Politics, Power Struggle And A Formula1 Fan

Posted: June 11, 2011 at 8:09 am

Politics have always been around in Formula1, but have been most active in the last two years. 2009 saw the FOTA threaten to start their own breakaway series following a series of disagreements with the commercial rights owners who ran the sport. 2011 has seen an increased interest from companies and individuals who wish to […]

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Ferrari And Fernando Alonso Had No Option But To Sign Till 2016

Posted: June 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

On the eve of the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix, Ferrari and Fernando Alonso announced that they had extended their association till the 2016 Formula1 season. Wise move for Ferrari and Fernando? To me it seems like an early marriage between two entities that only met last year and fell in love towards the end of […]

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Interesting Statistics From The 2011 Monaco Grand Prix

Posted: June 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm

The Canadian Grand Prix is eagerly awaited for many reasons. The double DRS zone and the Pirelli tyres are expected to make the action very interesting. However, here’s a quick look back at a few interesting statistics from the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel’s 2011 Monaco GP win was the 15th of career (from […]

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Marussia Virgin Racing Split With Nick Wirth, To Build F1 Cars The Traditional Way

Posted: June 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Virgin Racing, Sir Richard Branson’s investment in Formula1 made a few important technical changes in their set up today. The much-expected-to-deliver Technical Director Nick Wirth was relieved of his duties and subsequently Virgin Racing’s tie-up with Wirth’s company, Wirth Racing Technologies, was severed. The news doesn’t come across as a surprise to many in the […]

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