Thursday, 17 May 2012

F1 on the Web

This week features Barcelona race winner Pastor Maldonado, how Jean-Eric Vergne ended up with mismatched tyres and a Kung Fu fighting world champion...

Sebastian Vettel has proven himself to be a great race driver in recent years but has he got the skills of an actor as well? Find out for yourself in this short film.



Chibi is a big Vettel fan and became well known after his cardboard RB8 was publicised across the world. Here he is following in Vettel's footsteps with some martial arts of his own Lou talks about the highs and lows of following Pastor Maldonado through his climb to F1 and on the thrill of seeing him take his first win. If you're going to click one link in this post then make it this one, a great read.

Just a few words on Pastor...

BBC radio reporter Jennie Gow uploaded some great pictures from the Spanish Grand Prix. Some nice images from the celebrations at Williams after the race.

Pictures from Barcelona

Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel discuss the incidents that occurred in Bahrain as the German mocks the radio message from the Spaniard after he got frustrated with Nico Rosberg



Mark Hughes tries to make sense of the characteristics of the 2012 Pirelli tyres and why the teams are struggling to come to terms with them so far this season

Confusion reigns in Spain

GP3 started their season in Barcelona and there was plenty of drama, especially at the start. Peter Allen takes a look back at that and also GP2. Paddock Scout is a great website for the junior series scene, Peter's knowledge is top notch.

GP2 and GP3 review

Porsche SuperCup driver Sean Edwards tweeted a picture from Monaco earlier this week. It shows the resurfaced tarmac at the exit of the tunnel which is now much smoother. Also note the barrier that Sergio Perez hit last year has been moved back Viva F1 take a look at the various strategies that were used at the Spanish Grand Prix. Includes a funky graph!

Spanish Grand Prix strategies

The mystery of how Jean-Eric Vergne appeared to have a mixture of compounds in his first stint on Sunday is explained on the Planet F1 forum

Did Vergne break the tyre rules on Sunday

Plans for the layout of the street track that will host a Grand Prix in New Jersey have been revealed

New Jersey circuit plans revealed

On 'Fan Formula' this week, the topics under discussion include the 107% rule and the collision between Bruno Senna and Michael Schumacher in Spain



Sniff Petrol poke some fun at McLaren's recent issues in the pitlane

McLaren launch new venture

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