Sebastian Vettel – 2010 World Champion

Sebastian Vettel – 2010 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has become the youngest ever Formula One World Champion after a dramatic climax to the 2010 season in Abu Dhabi. The 24 year old German stormed to victory with a faultless performance from pole position and broke down in tears on the...

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The demise of Williams

The demise of Williams Thirteen years ago Williams was the strongest team in Formula One. At the end of 1997 the Grove outfit had won 16 World Championships and had taken 103 Grand Prix victories, statistics that were remarkably close to Ferrari’s all-time records. Williams were responsible for taking the...

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Changing the structure of the World Championship

Changing the World Championship Throughout the world there are many different ways to measure and reward success in sport. In Formula One, success is gauged by the World Championship and at the end of every year a single driver is crowned champion. Other sports use a similar idea, but some...

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Team orders in Formula One

Ferrari’s Hockenheim Controversy There are a number of reasons why Ferrari shouldn’t have switched their drivers during the German Grand Prix. Their move has de-motivated Felipe Massa, given Fernando Alonso nothing but a hollow victory, and has turned millions of fans against the team. Another more obvious reason is that...

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Mark Webber’s “appointment with karma”

NOT BAD FOR A NUMBER TWO DRIVER Mark Webber may have noted the irony that his car carries the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings” following the controversy that engulfed his team during the British Grand Prix. Red Bull’s dominance at Silverstone was overshadowed by a bitter dispute between Webber...

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Red Bull’s Nightmare – Turkish GP Crash

Red Bulls Lock Horns Lap 40 of the Turkish Grand Prix may prove to be a pivotal moment in the 2010 Formula One World Championship. The crash between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel handed victory to McLaren and sent the Red Bull team into chaos. The incident has also resulted...

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