Three reasons the Mercedes/Red Bull feud has continued…

The war of words have continued between Mercedes and Red Bull

The war of words have continued between Mercedes and Red Bull

Sincere apologies if you’re tired of the Lewis Hamilton/Max Verstappen clash story. It just will not die down – and their Mercedes and Red Bull teams have played a key role in its re-igniting spectacularly ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

It was unlikely that any other topic would dominate the Hungaroring weekend and here we are, picking over the debris of an explosive Thursday and a Friday that barely calmed things down either.

Rather than tread over so much old ground with the Silverstone collision and the 10-second penalty Hamilton got, let’s consider some of the things that have emerged this weekend that are keeping this fire burning.  Läs mer

Hamilton/Verstappen and their game of high-speed chicken

Sundays battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton ended early

Sundays battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton ended early

In the first British Grand Prix since Murray Walker’s death, and with his face etched onto the trophy for the winner, came an incident that could make use of the late legend’s own words: “It’s happened immediately…” Well, almost immediately. But make no mistake, the clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will become one of the iconic moments in F1 history. It is the modern incarnation of the infamous Ayrton Senna/Alain Prost collisions – though, I believe, without any of the premeditation or intent that defined the 1990 version, which triggered those famous Walker words quoted above. Läs mer

What to expect from F1′s new sprint race format…

First weekend with the new Sprintformat coming up at Silverstone

First weekend with the new Sprintformat coming up at Silverstone

Welcome to a new type of Formula 1 weekend – the sprint qualifying format.
If you’re not familiar with the schedule, now’s your chance to make sure you’ve got the timings right (all timings here are for Sweden). Läs mer

Två förstagångare i Falkenberg…

Edvin Hellsten tog sin första seger i Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia i race 1 på Falkenbergs Motorstadion

Edvin Hellsten tog sin första seger i Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia i race 1 på Falkenbergs Motorstadion

Utan vare sig Formel 1, som hade körledigt, och Indycar, som dragit igång sitt sommaruppehåll, var det fullt fokus på Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia den gångna helgen. För första gången i år kunde vi köra full TV-besättning på plats i Falkenberg med Robin Nilsson som kommentator och Björn Wirdheim som expert och jag själv som programledare. Har ju blivit en hel del kalenderändringar som ställt till det för vår del men nu kunde vi gasa på för fullt. Läs mer

Four things we learned from F1′s triple-header

F1 2021 Max Verstappen Red Bull Mercedes-AMG Petronas

The first triple-header of the year has passed – to the relief of many working within the Formula 1 teams – and some potentially season-defining trends have emerged.
All eyes are on the championship battle with Max Verstappen’s trio of wins in France and Austria (x2) moving him clear of title rival Lewis Hamilton.
Here’s a look at what we learned about that battle, the wider context that Red Bull and Mercedes are trying to manage, plus a couple of star performers beyond the title fight. Läs mer

På pallen igen…

Marcus Ericsson på pallen igen

Marcus Ericsson på pallen igen

Marcus Ericsson har verkligen hittat formen efter sin seger i Detroit för 3 veckor sedan. Visst, inget vidare kval på Road America senast men väldigt stark i racet. I helgen på Mid Ohio satte Ericsson ihop hela helgen och för det belönades Ericsson med en andraplats i mål, med mersmak.

Om vi summerar racet kan vi konstatera att det var tre tämligen avgörande delar som gav en ny pallplats. Först och främst starten där Ericsson var precis så tuff som han var tvungen att vara. Läs mer

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