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Why did Red Bull drop Kvyat for Verstappen?

One weekend you are on the podium – one race later you have been dropped by your team.  That’s what has happened to Daniil Kvyat – the one time big hopeful for Red Bull, a potential future champion.

This has been greeted with some surprise at the swiftness of the move, most reports claiming that Dr Helmut Marko has a short fuse and is not shy to cut drivers adrift if they do not meet his expectations.

To try and understand why Kvyat has been let go so quickly in the year, let’s see if the history of Red Bull / Toro Rosso driver swaps shows us a pattern as to why they change drivers mid-season, but first let’s quickly look at the players… Read Full Post…

Why Mercedes are killing the sport but it’s not their fault

After a largely forgettable Australian Grand Prix the stand out fact we were left with was that this season is pretty much a lock for the Mercedes team. Any slim hope the likes of Williams and Ferrri had that perhaps the German Juggernaut might have been within reach were dashed as the team eased their way to a 30+ second victory over next best Sebastian Vettel.

Shortly there after  Dietrich Mateschitz was quoted as saying that Red Bull were considering an exit strategy from formula one if the financial and marketing sums didn’t add up, though it should be noted he tends to say this every year even when winning. Read Full Post…

Force India unveil their new car and new livery.

 

With Williams the first team to unveil their new car the next team to do so was Force India. VJ Malya was in Mexico to show off the new car with new sponsor TelMex. with many mentions of the new Mexican GP we can only surmise this was all paid for by someone else other the FI budget team.

Anyway the car sports the new “nub” nose and a new colour scheme that sees the end of the Indian flag inspired white, orange and green and is replaced by a silver, orange, black which to my eyes makes it look much more like the old 2002 arrows or ironically the Spyker team which can be traced back in Force India’s roots as a team!

 

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