2014 Calendar & Tours
|14/15 June||Le Mans 24 Hours|
|2 November||United States|
|23 November||Abu Dhabi|
Australian Grand Prix
The frenzied opening laps of 2013 saw Vettel, Massa, Alonso, Hamilton, Rosberg and Sutil swap the lead. Yet to show his hand, Raikkonen had qualified seventh and was now beginning to pick his way through the Melbourne mayhem. By half distance, the Finn hit the front but both Alonso and ......
Malaysian Grand Prix
“Come on Seb, this is silly.” The voice in Vettel’s helmet radio was no longer his race engineer’s but that of his agitated team principal, Christian Horner. The Red Bulls had seen off the spirited challenge of the two Mercedes and the order had gone out to hold position. By the time Webber realised that team .....
Chinese Grand Prix
Hamilton started the 2013 Chinese GP from pole but knew he was in trouble when both Ferraris flew by, one either side, as lap five began. A finely judged race from Alonso saw the Spaniard pass Vettel on track, not once but twice, on his way to maximum points. “No need to push,” cautioned Fernando’s engineer .....
Spanish Grand Prix
Alonso rejoined from his fourth and final pitstop in the slipstream of Raikkonen’s leading Lotus. The crowd sensed a celebration. Making full use of his fresher Pirellis, Fernando pounced and the Finn’s three stop strategy was exposed. By the time their hero took the chequered flag at last .....
Monaco Grand Prix
Yet again Rosberg was on pole position. But could Nico avoid the almost inevitable slide down the order as the Merc’s usual tyre traumas ruined his Sunday? A fine start, astute tactics and a mid-race safety car helped keep the rampant Red Bulls at bay. Then Maldonado crashed heavily at Tabac .....
Canadian Grand Prix
While Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton turned in podium performances at Montreal last year, the once mighty McLarens floundered in the middle order. Jenson Button could only dream of a top three finish in the recalcitrant MP4-28. “I have never been so pleased to get out of the car,” sighed the despairing .....
Le Mans 24 Hours
By dawn, two of the Audis had suffered delays and now all Ingolstadt’s eggs were in one basket: the R18 e-tron Quattro of McNish, Kristensen and Duval. Toyota had hoped to exploit the extra fuel capacity granted to petrol-engined cars but periods of rain meant they were unable to bring .....
Austrian Grand Prix
The fearsome Osterreichring, the original incarnation of this spectacular Styrian circuit, was home to the Austrian GP between 1970 and 1987. The A1-Ring, an abbreviated version, hosted the revived race from 1997 but after Kimi Raikkonen chased home Michael Schumacher on 18th May .....
Belgian Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso turned in a monumental performance in Belgium last August, hauling the Ferrari into contention from the fifth row, passing everyone in the process. Everyone except Vettel, that is. His flawless drive still left the Spaniard 17 seconds adrift of the imperious Red Bull and .....
Italian Grand Prix
Vettel’s utter dominance at Monza last year failed to impress the locals and his appearance on the podium was met with unsporting jeers. “It is in their genes,” noted the bemused German. “The tifosi’s support for Ferrari is natural. There are Red Bull fans here but they are difficult to spot!“ Alonso’s second .....
Japanese Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean started the 2013 Grand Prix at Suzuka in fourth but soon hustled the Lotus to the front from where he dominated the first half of the race. Red Bull countered, leaving Vettel on a two stop strategy while switching Webber to three stops. “They were working as a team with two cars .....