Which driver won the most races btw 1991 and 2000? Schumacher And which driver was 2nd highest winner between 2001 – 2010? Alonso
If the current Championship was scored with 2008 points i.e. 10 pts for a win, 8 for 2nd place etc, what would be the total of Alonso + Hamilton’s current points? 111
Who is leading the DHL fastest lap table this season? Vettel
Which driver(s) has completed every race of the 2012 season so far? Alonso, Rosberg, Raikkonen (some of you answered Webber but he is short by 1 lap!)
How many points did Toro Rosso have before the summer break in 2011 – and how many do they have now? 22 in 2011, 6 this year.
If the WCC order at the end of 2012 is MCL, RBR, LOT, SAUB, MERC, FIND, WILL, TROSSO and there are no driver-changes; what car number would Daniel Ricciardo & Jean-Eric Vergne have in 2013? 16 and 17. Number 13 is not used
Helmets 1 – 5: Webber, Massa, Riccardo, Petrov, Vergne
Logo 1 – 5: Minardi, Benetton, Brabham, Super Aguri, Williams
Posted by duskyblogf1 on August 24, 2012
Rain was expected on Sunday as the cars lined up at the start of the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. However it was dry as the red lights went out, and what a start it was.
|German GP paddock before race. Photo by @VoxVocis
Hamilton had a fantastic start and quickly made his way ahead of the field. Webber appeared to have his hands full defending first place from Hamilton and preventing his team-mate from overtaking him: he prioritised keeping the other Red Bull car behind him. At one point, Vettel was in a Ferrari sandwich however Ferrari's Alonso managed to stay in front and they settled into this order: HAM, WEB, ALO, VET, ROS, MAS by the end of the first lap.
Alonso, Hamilton and Webber traded first place several times, but the McLaren driver was ahead for most of the race.Great pit-stops, bold non-DRS overtaking moves
and a perfectly-timed strategy call to change to prime tyres, meant that Hamilton finished the race ahead of Alonso and Webber. His second win this season and his 16th career win.
|2nd Win for Hamilton
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Posted by duskyblogf1 on July 25, 2011
133 days have passed since we packed up in Abu Dhabi on 14th November 2010. In case you have been stuck in a cave somewhere, here are 133 things that have happened in F1 during the ‘unusually and unbearably long’ off-season period, which thankfully ends on 27th March 2011 in Australia. Enjoy!
1. McLaren launches MP4-26 in Berlin on 4th February 2011
2.Ferrari’s F150* makes it debut in Italy
3. Renault F1 (Fernando Alonso and Flavio Briatore’s old team) is now called Lotus-Renault and the new car is R31
4. Team Lotus retains its name (for now, pending the High Court hearing to decide whether or not both Lotus entries – Fernandes’ Team Lotus and Lotus Renault GP, formerly Renault F1 – should be permitted to use these names), and their car is T128
5. Virgin racing has new co-sponsor and is now called MarussiaVirgin Racing, 2011 car is the MVR-02
6. Force India’s team-name remains the same, but the new F1 car is called VJM04
7. Williams‘ new offering is the FW33
8. RB7 is the Red Bull 2011 car
9. Hispania Racing have returned in 2011 with the F111
10. Sauber finally get rid of ‘BMW’ and their car is called the C30
11. Mercedes GP‘s “MGP W02” easily wins the trophy for the longest F1 car name
12. Toro-Rosso return in 2011 with the STR6
13. Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) makes a re-appearance this season
14. Adjustable rear-wings are now allowed
Posted by duskyblogf1 on March 20, 2011
This weekend’s race in Brazil could determine the 2010 winner. How? According to BBC’s Andrew Benson, Fernando Alonso is in a very strong position and could win the 2010 WDC title this weekend if:
- If he wins in Brazil, Webber must finish fourth or higher to keep the championship alive. Everyone else would be out of contention, regardless of where they finish.
- If Alonso is second, Webber must be higher than eighth to stay in it, Hamilton higher than fourth and Vettel must win.
- If Alonso is third, Webber must score points, Hamilton must be in the top four and Vettel in the top three.
- If Alonso finishes lower than third, the championship will stay open to the last race because Webber, at least, will still be able to win regardless of where he finishes.
Let’s hope the teams in contention have their best strategists on the computers working out a way to keep Alonso from the front row of the grid.
Posted by duskyblogf1 on November 4, 2010