October 30, 2012 in DRS, F1, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, FIA, Formula 1, Grand Prixs, Indian Grand Prix, Teams & Drivers
With the grid swiftly moving on to the middle east for this weekend’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, there has been little time for the teams to celebrate, make excuses or to lick wounds in the wake of the Indian grand prix. This is understandable; it’s a new event demanding a new start and a clear focus.
One team which you would expect to be licking their wounds more than most is Ferrari. Their main man Fernando Alonso fell further behind in the title race, seemingly powerless to stop the charging bull that is Sebastian Vettel. The pressure put on Ferrari as a result of sunday’s (and previous) grand prix has been massive. When you have one of the largest car groups in the world as a parent company (Fiat), a reputation as a premium sports and F1 car maker to protect, and a passionate country behind you, this pressure is entirely comprehensible. That pressure almost became too much this weekend.
That is, at least, according to Italian newspaper La stampa. Read the rest of this entry →
May 18, 2012 in F1, Formula 1, Guest Posts
I was sent this article a couple of months back and I knew it needed to be the first one to go on Niawm when it relaunched.
The passion and the writing is incredible and I think I speak for all of us when I say that we all feel the same way about Formula 1.
So here it is:
Pure emotions – the passion we call Formula 1 by Antonia Grzelak
All credit and thanks to antarc: http://www.flickr.com/photos/antarc/7192054822/
24 cars, 24 drivers and 12 teams – this is the formula of happiness for millions of people around the world. And those millions of people come together to watch the sport they love the most: Formula 1. It is often said that this is no real sport, just 24 cars driving around in circles. But what people who say this don’t realize is the fact that this sport is so much more. It’s not just a sport – it’s a lifestyle.
Don’t stop, there’s more!
March 17, 2012 in Australian Grand Prix, F1, F1 2012, Formula 1, HRT, Narain Karthikeyan
After three appalling Practice sessions and a dismal Q1, HRT found themselves well outside of the 107% rule. Read the rest of this entry →
March 17, 2012 in F1, F1 2012, Formula 1
Qualifying has just finished and Sky’s coverage has been put to the test. Just wondering what fans thought of Sky’s coverage so far?
Not bad, I think I’m still annoyed that we can’t watch it on the BBC still. I’m getting pretty sick of them yapping on about ’5.1 surround sound’. – I don’t care Sky, that’s not why I’m watching you, I’m watching you because I have no other choice.
March 16, 2012 in Australian Grand Prix, F1, F1 2012, Formula 1, Grand Prixs, Teams & Drivers
After what feels like years without Formula 1, the season kicked off today in a soggy Melbourne, with Practice 1 and 2.
So here’s a brief round of up P1 & P2, with full times.
The McLarens looked strong with Jenson Button doing a 1:27.560 with Lewis Hamilton close behind with a 1:27.805. Michael Schumacher was hot on the tail of the two McLarens putting in a 1:28.235. Read the rest of this entry →
March 15, 2012 in Australian Grand Prix, F1, F1 2012, Formula 1
The start of the 2012 Formula 1 season is almost upon us. I’d be interested to know where you all are on the excitement scale of: indifferent to peeing your pants with excitement?
So without further ado, here’s where you can catch the coverage of the Australian Grand Prix from Practice through to the Race.
Please let me know if I’ve missed anything out and all times are GMT.
Practice 1: Friday 16th March