If you have been following Formula 1 for the past year or so, you probably noticed a considerable drop in overtaking opportunities ever since high-downforce cars were introduced ahead of the 2017 season. This year’s opener in Australia was no different, with only a handful of overtaking maneuvers occurring after the first lap. While many have claimed that it’s just the new aero that impacts trailing cars in a negative way, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says that the width of the cars is also to blame. “I feel now with the wide tires and wide cars, they already take up a lot of space on the track,” he said in an interview with Autosport. “It’s hard to find clean air. It’s getting to a point where I think some racetracks are going to be hurt by the racing. There’s not going to be much.” “I think narrower cars were great. It’s like motorbikes, because they’re so narrow there’s always room to get past. And … [Read more...] about Daniel Ricciardo Says Modern Formula 1 Cars Are Too Wide For Overtaking
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Share Tweet Share Share Email F1 2015 DRIVER LINE-UPS MERCEDESDrivers: Lewis Hamilton and Nico RosbergEngine: Mercedes RED BULLDrivers: Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil KvyatEngine: Renault WILLIAMSDrivers: Valtteri Bottas and Felipe MassaEngine: Mercedes FERRARIDrivers: Sebastian Vettel and Kimi RaikkonenEngine: Ferrari McLARENDrivers: Jenson Button and Fernando AlonsoEngine: Honda FORCE INDIADrivers: Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio PerezEngine: Mercedes TORO ROSSODrivers: Max Verstappen and Carlos SainzEngine: Renault LOTUSDrivers: Romain Grosjean and Pastor MaldonadoEngine: Mercedes SAUBERDrivers: Marcus Ericsson and Felipe NasrEngine: Ferrari MARUSSIADrivers: TBCEngine: Ferrari CATERHAMDrivers: TBCEngine: Renault Loading... Related Items: Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments … [Read more...] about 2015 F1 driver line-up – Formula 1
Lewis Hamilton secured the 2017 F1 drivers’ championship with 2 races to standby last season, but he is heads into the new campaign as only the second highest-paid F1 driver despite his on-track achievements, according to TSM Sportz. Fernando Alonso earns $30 Million just behind the second Ferrari ace Kimi Raikkonen. Formula 1 young sensation, Max Verstappen is reportedly set to earn $10 Million more than Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, although the Australian brought home 32 more points than his younger rival in 2017. Formula 1 Drivers Salaries 2018 The source TSM Sportz estimated few drivers salaries based on their performance level. If there are any changes made to the drivers list that will updated here before the season began. DriversAnnual SalaryF1 TeamContract Period Sebastian Vettel$60 MillionScuderia Ferrari2018 Lewis Hamilton$50 MillionMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport2018 Kimi Räikkönen$40 MillionScuderia Ferrari2018 Fernando Alonso$30 … [Read more...] about 2018 Formula 1 Driver Salaries: Who is Highest Paid F1 Driver?
Jenson Button is considered as one of the best Formula 1 racers in the world. However, the 37-year-old stated in a recent interview that his passion for F1 racing is now gone due to his father’s death in 2014. Button served as McLaren’s full-time race driver last season and is currently under contract to return to the sport next year. But despite this, Button frankly stated that he won’t get back to F1 racing again. According to his interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, Button says that even though he has an option to race again next year, he would choose not to. He argues that he had been in the sport for 17 long years and it’s about time that he takes a permanent break from it. But as much of a sensation Jenson Button is, it’s still surprising to know why he suddenly felt that way. Based on what he said during his recent interview, he no longer felt the same way about F1 racing due to his father’s sudden death. Initial reports state that John … [Read more...] about What Jenson Button’s Loss of Interest in Formula 1 Means to His Career
por Manuel Arroyo El campeonato de Fórmula 1 del 2018, se inició con el Gran Premio de Australia, con la primera victoria de la temporada del alemán Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari). Vettel obtuvo la primera posición por delante del inglés Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), quien quedó segundo tras obtener la “pole position” el día anterior. El alemán cruzó la meta cinco segundos por delante de Hamilton, quien realizó varios intentos por alcanzar al Ferrari pero no pudo conseguir el rebase en el estrecho circuito de Albert Park y se conformó con el segundo puesto. “Aún no estamos donde queremos. Se siente bien, pero creo que podemos mejorar y entonces podremos ser capaces de mostrarnos en las clasificaciones y en la carrera”, señaló Vettel al final de la carrera. En tercera posición quedó Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), quien impidió al piloto Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) convertirse en el … [Read more...] about Vettel empezó con el pie derecho el campeonato de Formula 1 2018.