Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Friday Practice

November 2, 2013

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Without looking at the data at all you would imagine that we could reasonably safely predict that Red Bull will be miles ahead, with Lotus – or perhaps Mercedes – second, followed by Ferrari. The data suggested something different in Melbourne, and it turned out not to be false hope. And in Abu Dhabi? No […]

Indian Grand Prix: Belated Friday Practice Report

October 26, 2013

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Yes I know it’s late. But I’ve got there in the end. There aren’t that many surprises really. The soft tyre is not lasting long at all, and when it is more than a couple of laps old it is slow. The medium tyre is lasting for ever and the degradation is really low. I’m […]

Japanese Grand Prix: Red Bull Conspiracy?

October 16, 2013

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Now I’m not one for conspiracy theories, and although Sebastian Vettel is clearly favoured at Red Bull, I don’t think they have ever intentionally hindered Webber. However, the events at Suzuka at the weekend had me wondering if they had moved Mark out of the way deliberately.  As always, I will leave it to the […]

Japanese Grand Prix: Friday Practice

October 11, 2013

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OK. This is a difficult one. You could think that Rosberg was a whole second faster than the Red Bulls on the medium tyres. Or indeed, you could think that he was over two seconds slower on the hard tyres. It’s easy to dismiss this as fuel loads, wave our hands in the air and […]

Korean Grand Prix: Race Notes

October 10, 2013

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The trouble with races like the Korean Grand Prix, apart from the lack of entertainment at the time, is that there is no real motivation to analyse them. Maybe it wasn’t the most dull race for ages, but I have to admit to doing a fair amount of (real) work during it as there wasn’t […]

Korean Grand Prix: Friday Practice

October 4, 2013

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Now this is an odd one.  I’m not sure anything has been straightforward in Korea. Two years ago all we heard about was that it was going to be a five stop race, and it turned out to be a two-stopper. The next year, all signs pointed to Ferrari dominance, and Vettel walked away with […]

Singapore Grand Prix: Race Notes

September 25, 2013

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It wasn’t close, was it? In fact, it looked like it was even more dominant than Friday had suggested – indeed the general suggestion is that Vettel had between two and three seconds in hand. But things are rarely what they seem. Usually, to claim that a car is about a second and a half […]