Monthly Archives: September 2014

5 Things McLaren Must Do to Return to the Top of F1 in 2015

“McLaren exists to win races.” That’s what the team’s website says.

“Do I feel pain when we don’t win a race? Yes, acute pain.” That’s what McLaren CEO Ron Dennis told Motor Sport Magazine’s Simon Taylor two years ago.

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2014 Singapore Grand Prix

Time for another multi-article post, with one preview and two reaction pieces from the exciting-but-could-have-been-more-exciting Singapore Grand Prix.

Formula 1 Team Radio Clampdown Is Good for the Sport and for Fans

Last week, the FIA—Formula One’s governing body—sent a letter to the teams indicating they are no longer allowed to provide advice to their drivers via radio during the race. According to the BBC, the letter said, “no radio conversation from pit to driver may include any information that is related to the performance of the car or driver.”

5 Things Red Bull Must Do to Return to the Top of F1 in 2015

Since winning the final three races of the 2009 Formula One season, Red Bull have been on a roll. But their streak of four straight Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships looks set to end this season, done in by a Renault power unit that cannot match the one produced by Mercedes.

Ferrari and Williams Have Benefited Most from the Formula 1 FRIC Ban

Before the German Grand Prix in July, the FIA, Formula One’s governing body, announced a ban on the front and rear interconnected suspension (FRIC) systems used by the teams to generate more downforce and maintain stability under braking and cornering.

2014 Italian Grand Prix

Sorry, I got a bit behind on posting my B/R pieces again. Here is a preview/review of Monza, all at once.

Nico Rosberg’s Apology to Lewis Hamilton Rings Hollow

It may seem like the Nico Rosberg-Lewis Hamilton incident from last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix has already been dragging on forever, but the fallout will not fully be felt until the end of the season, and possibly beyond.