A fourth successive title for Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel looks inevitable after he dominated the Singapore Grand Prix to take his third win in a row. Fernando Alonso’s superb start and brave tyre strategy helped him to take a distant second place, while Kimi Raikkonen overcame back pain to take third place for Lotus.
The departure of Felipe Massa from Ferrari was confirmed on Tuesday, meaning the Brazilian will leave after eight years with Formula 1’s most famous team. This leaves him looking for a drive next season, and we can be certain he won’t be happy driving around at the back in a Caterham or a Marussia.
“From each one of you I have always received a great support! Right now I want to push as hard as possible with Ferrari for the remaining seven races. For next year, I want to find a team that can give me a competitive car to win many more races and challenge for the championship which remains my greatest objective! Thank you all” – Felipe Massa
There are a few options for Massa, though not many in cars that are likely to challenge for a title next season. In this article, I will look at his options for 2014.
Kimi Raikkonen looks set to move to Ferrari to race alongside Fernando Alonso for the 2014 season. If the move happens it will be a big blow for Lotus, who have already lost their technical director James Allison to the Italian team. If Lotus aim to be near the front again next season, then getting the right replacement for Raikkonen is crucial. There are no obvious candidates for the Lotus seat, but here are some names that have been linked with the Enstone-based team.
After what feels like forever F1 is finally back and is visiting one of the sport’s great venues. Spa Francorchamps is a legendary circuit, one which all of the drivers want to win at some point in their career. Jenson Button won last year’s event but it is his fellow Brit Hamilton who is one of the favourites this time out as he looks to close the gap to championship leader Sebastian Vettel.
Formula 1 is currently enjoying its summer break, with the next race taking place in Belgium next weekend. Here is a round-up of some of the main stories from the last few days.
This is the second part of my look back at the current F1 season. In this article I will look at the races from Monaco through to Hungary, if you want to see my thoughts on the first five races then click on the link below.
We are now ten races into the Formula 1 season and there is now a four-week gap until the next race as the teams take their summer break, so this is a good time to look back at the season so far. I have split this into two articles – the first will look at the races from Australia to Spain, and the second will look at the races from Monaco to Hungary.
Lewis Hamilton took his first win for Mercedes with a superb performance at the Hungaroring. Kimi Raikkonen yet again used a different strategy to good effect, making one less stop than most of the others to take second, while Sebastien Vettel had to settle for third.