Hamilton's imperious saga as seen so far in 2018 got a feisty counter-punch by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel as racing resumed at Spa-Francorchamps after the mid-season halt. Seb Vettel's searing pace proved too good a match for Lewis Hamilton's Silver Arrow, putting his Ferrari right on the top step. The Briton, in stark contrast to his own dominant display in qualifying in a rain-hit affected Saturday, had to settle for a fighting second. That, along with Vettel's 10-second ga
A Short Break Is Needed
Hello to all of those who might be following the F1AE blog, wherever you are reading from! Whilst the F1 season is now back on this weekend in Belgium, I regret to say that for the time being I will not be covering the races either on here or my Podium Posts blog. I am going through some very difficult personal times and as a result need to take a break for my health.
This is not intended to be the chequered flag, merely a red. The session WILL re
This deal does not come as much of a shock, as it was rumoured that Sainz would be driving for the McLaren team well before Fernando Alonso announced his retirement on Tuesday. However, we now know that Carlos will in-fact be replacing his idol at the Woking team. There have been many critics of Sainz in the circles I communicate in. Saying he is nothing special. But I don't think his record is quite so easily judged as that. As this post is merely confirming a deal we all th
In the second part of my series on F1’s drivers, we look forward from Ayrton Senna to a contemporary figure of the paddock. This time we look the career of my current favourite driver: Fernando Alonso. This post has already had one version, for when it was announced he would run in the Indy500 in 2017. It had a second version for his win at win at this 2018 LeMans, But with his retirement now announced comes a final, saddening update. Now, Alonso has decided to go searching i
Wow! Well this is a turn up for the books. There have long been rumours that Ricciardo was going to leave Red-Bull. But most suggestion indicated he would leave for either Mercedes or Ferrari or even McLaren (which was strange given their struggles...Yet it has now been confirmed by the driver, Red-Bull and Renault themselves that he will partner Hulkenberg in the yellow car for 2019. Even though Christian Horner said he was "close to signing a new deal"...hmmmm....Quite conf