New Mercedes loophole discovered.

During the Grand Prix weekend in Baku the FIA had made it clear to the teams that it does not allow them to preheat their hydraulic components of their chassis. Five teams are directly involved with such preheating activities, even when the cars are parked in the Parc Fermé. The Germans of Auto, motor und […]


  Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Or to take arms against a sea of troubles.  And, by opposing, end them? This sums up the feeling at McLaren perfectly. Yesterday’s qualification session was a good one on Honda’s terms: No engine death despite Alonso complaining about […]

How Ferrari got the better of their rivals.

Today it’s quite clear that Ferrari is the team to beat for this season. But what brought them there? Last year almost every pundit said it was Red Bull which would bring the challenge to the ‘all dominant’ Mercedes.  Now it seems Ferrari outsmarted all their competitors. It seems I’ve written this before, haha. This […]

Criticism on Vettel’s start position.

FIA’s race leader Charlie Whiting had a heated driver meeting today, in Bahrein. And with him Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Vettel had to listen to a lot of criticism about his starting position on the grid of Shanghai. Sebastian Vettel put his Ferrari, at the start of the Chinese Grand Prix, approximatly one meter outside his […]

Ferrari under suspicion! (Update)

Since Ferrari has become victorious again it seems that all eyes are on them. The fans hopes are high for a ‘Schumi vs Mika’ -like battle between Vettel and Hamilton. But Ferrari’s rivals are busy trying to reveal the secrets of the Italian team, in the hope of being able to catch up. And, as […]

V-6 Biturbo with 1.200 bhp in the near future?

The current (and possible new) engine manufacturers have met with the FIA and the FOM in Paris, in order to discuss the Formula 1 engines of the future (2021). They have already agreed on a formula: Simpler, stronger, louder and cheaper.  On Friday (March 31 2017), the design of the future of Formula 1 was […]

Does Vettel owe his win to Verstappen?

Now that the first Grand Prix weekend of the year is over, it is a good time for analyzing what really happened. Some questions we had after testing (finally) got their first answers. However, it seems Australia gave us a couple of new questions on top of the ones we already had. Will this season […]