Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Robert Kubica: The cat with nine lives

It's the 10 September 2006, and Robert Kubica has just become the first Polish driver to lead a Grand Prix as well as the first Pole to finish on the podium. A remarkable achievement considering it was only his third race start.

Kubica, from Krakow in Poland, was drafted into the BMW Sauber team as a replacement for Jacques Villeneuve after the 1997 world champion parted with the German-Swiss outfit. Kubica had been working as test and reserve driver for the first part of the season making him the ideal candidate to take over the vacant race seat. An impressive debut part-season led to his retention for 2007, a season where Kubica was to constantly finish in points scoring positions resulting in a sixth place finish in the championship.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Volkswagen enjoy a strong start to their WRC adventure

Volkswagen may have described 2013 as 'a learning year' for their new factory effort, but few were surprised to see Sebastien Ogier finish second in the season opening Monte Carlo Rally last weekend, the German manufacturer's first event as a full factory World Rally Championship team.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Pedro De La Rosa joins Ferrari

Former HRT driver Pedro De La Rosa has joined Scuderia Ferrari as a development driver for the 2013 season.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

What is driving a Formula One car really like?

The Ferrari left a lasting impression
'It's just driving a car' or 'I can do that, easily', just two of many phrases people say about Formula One who don't appreciate just how different it is to driving on the roads. In fact, my sister is adamant that she'd be amazing driving a Formula One car given the chance. 

Michael Lewis Interview

Recently I was given the opportunity to interview Euro F3 race winner Michael Lewis. The American star shared his experience of his Ferrari F1 test as well as his F3 exploits: