So far this season you’d be forgiven if you watched a Formula 1 race and saw that its basically the same order as last year. Its still a case of Formula Mercedes up front, despite Sebastien Vettel and Ferrari catching them off guard on one or two occasions. Red Bull are still parking cars with
Martin Brundle described their front nosecone as a “brick” that “can’t possibly be aerodynamic,” and he’s right. I thought they were being adventurous with their front aero package pre-season, but as the results have shown on track, Caterham are looking more like HRT than the promising upstart they were at the end of 2012. It hasn’t
Who would’ve thought Marussia would be setting in the constructors championship ahead of both Caterham and Sauber? Whilst their result in Monaco was somewhat forceful, its still shows progress for the Oxfordshire-based outfit after they managed to beat Caterham to 10th place in the constructors last year. Their consistency on the grid has been unrivalled,
Perhaps another car on the grid with potential but without the power, the Lotus E22 is a dramatic step back from its race-winning predecessor. Whilst the car itself is actually quite an aggressive and competitive package, it seems the power unit and its associated technology has caused Enstone to struggle a lot with understanding completely
I think I’ve seen the C33 more times going backwards then I have forwards. That car is without doubt, one of the worst on the grid – second only to the Caterham. I feel sorry for Sauber given their recent success with Perez and Kobayashi because they are a good team with good history behind them.
Force India have proven themselves to be a formidable racing team in the last couple of months. After a tragic latter part of the season last year when Pirelli’s change of compound seemingly played havoc with their car balance – as it did to many other teams – Force India have bounced back this year with
Toro Rosso have for me usually been an anonymous outfit in Formula 1. You would think being the main gateway for the Red Bull young driver programme into F1, that their team would be similar to Force India; fighting for top ten positions, whilst their drivers still make the inevitable mistakes a rookie in F1
After coming off the back of what was a miserable 2013 season, Williams were looking surprisingly good during pre-season testing. The car according to many was consistent, and with the experienced Felipe Massa alongside the highly regarded Valtteri Bottas, the team looked like they could be back on the podium after being teased in 2012.
The last eighteen months at McLaren can be best summed up by the latest outing in Hungary. Whilst everyone else switched from Intermediate tyres to Soft because the weather radar said there would be no more rain coming, they instead elected to keep their drivers on Inters. And it did’t take long before they realised,
Going into 2014 a lot of people were pointing towards the driver lineup, as being the big story. Fire and ice don’t mix at all well as it is, never mind the added ingredient of Ferrari politics. But rather than the driver lineup being the centre of attention, there has been more focus on the