Posted on September 6, 2012

The euphoria of Sauber and Williams in qualifying second, third and fourth at Spa quickly evaporated in the early laps of the race and none of them scored any points. It highlighted that the name of the game in Formula 1 has always been making sure to deliver the goods on a Sunday and there are quite a few examples of teams not making the most of the car they have, particularly Williams and Sauber. Clearly the exceptions are Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso, whose run of 23 consecutive points finishes came to an abrupt end at Spa. Both have More…

Posted on August 5, 2012

This week we have been looking back at the first half of the F1 season, analysing the performances, breaking the teams down into three groups: * GROUP 1 – Those who have matched or exceeded expectations. READ HERE * GROUP 2 – Those who have had some success but it could have been more. READ HERE * GROUP 3 – Those who have under-performed Today it’s the final group: the teams who haven’t got as much out of the season so far as they – or we – were expecting. This analysis can only start with one team. MERCEDES What More…

Posted on August 4, 2012

Yesterday we looked at the teams who have matched or exceeded expectations so far this year. Part 2 of our mid season review focusses on the teams that have enjoyed some success, but who are left feeling that there should have been a lot more. This group contains Williams, Sauber and McLaren. WILLIAMS Williams is still one of the most popular teams in F1, thanks to its place in the sport’s history, but it has made precious little history of its own in the last seven years and is in transition with Patrick Head retired and Frank Williams handing over More…

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