Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Honda Starting On The Back Foot?

When Honda first announced their return to Formula 1 with the McLaren team, the decision to delay the launch until the 2015 season seemed like a cautious but beneficial move. The new hybrid power units are very complicated pieces of equipment so the extra year of development and the fact that they can use 2014 performance figures to benchmark their engine means they have a better understanding and chance to be level with their competitors this year.

Honda left Formula 1 at the end of the 2008 season.

Monday, 12 January 2015

2016 Super License Rules - Good Idea, Poor Execution

Formula 1 drivers have been getting younger and younger year on year. Alonso became the youngest Formula 1 champion in 2005. Hamilton claimed the record in 2008. before Sebastian Vettel's 2010 championship claimed the still standing record at the age of just 23. Jaime Alguersuari currently holds the record for youngest ever driver to start a Grand Prix, doing so at the age of just 19 years old. That record will be broken in 2015 though, when Max Verstappen starts the Australian Grand Prix for Toro Rosso. He turned 17 years old September last year.

Max Verstappen has already completed a number of tests in a Fornula 1 car, including Friday Practice in Japan

Friday, 2 January 2015

2015 Return

Happy New Year! I hope you have had a great holiday break and are well prepared for 2015.

Since my last blog post following the Belgian Grand Prix, just a few things have happened within motorsport... Okay, once again I have managed to miss a lot. I've made posts already throughout last year having to explain missed races and potential blog changes, but the truth is that the time commitment ultimately got the best of me.

It would be easy to read this, knowing where it is heading, and think this may be another New Years resolution ready to be broken by the end of January. It is easier than that though - I am now armed with a laptop. Yes, until 2014, I still lived in the desktop age.

So, maybe this is my first post you are reading, or perhaps it will even be your last, but I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new and improved for 2015 blog to all!

Did I miss something?

I will address the missed news within January...