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  1. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Little chance of drama in Brazil as Sebastian Vettel seeks 13th win

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:19pm by Richard Drew

    ... Richard Drew German's total dominance has turned the Interlagos race into a procession as he looks to equal the season mark for wins Little chance of drama at Brazil GP In the nine years this column has been in this newspaper I can't remember when I sat in front of the computer and not known what to write, so this is a first. The last race is looming in Brazil, ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Lewis Hamilton may be the dark horse in F1 championship race

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... Richard Drew Vettel may be leading at halfway stage, but watch out for the Briton Lewis Hamilton may be the dark horse in F1 race Finally, the second half of the Formula One season ... the Briton would go backwards in the race as it progressed. That never happened, and Hamilton took the chequered flag for a win he described as one of "the most important of my career". ...

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    Feisty and sneaky all in the F1 game

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... it's good for drivers that this sport entails wearing a helmet. Apart from the obvious, a driver can hide behind his headwear. Having made a schoolboy error and exited the race embarrassingly ... of the gentleman. Just witness some of the colourful language in a recent post-race podium television interview for proof. It's not necessarily a bad thing. Meanness of spirit never sits well in any ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    New FIA weight rules a heavy burden on Formula One drivers

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... they often go to extreme lengths to keep their weight down. It would appear that jockeys are not the only ones concerned about their waistline. Increasingly, racing drivers are having to keep an eye ... the Korean race. Weight has always been an issue with motor racing, but the radical new rules for 2014 mean that it will be drivers who become part of the equation. The minimum weight at present ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    2013 F1 gets under way, with an eye on 2014

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... a close eye on 2014 So here we go again. There are just a few days before the Formula One season gets under way in Melbourne. With 19 races spanning the globe, the sport that puts on a show like ... the postponement of the New Jersey grand prix. So, it's 19 races, stretching all the way to the end of November. A lot will happen in the intervening months, but make sure whatever transpires you ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Ecclestone faces potentially torrid time at Bahrain Formula One

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... for continuing to race there after the 2011 cancellation, despite the unrest. Last weekend, a car exploded in the commercial district. More radical protesters have vowed to target the event for violent protest, vowing a week of "volcanic flames" in Manama, the capital. Some protesters burnt race tickets and a crowd was recently dispersed by police firing tear gas after chanting ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Pit Stop: Ferrari bends rules in US Grand Prix

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... switched him to the clean side of the grid. As a new race track, the Circuit of the Americas would have had very little rubber laid down off the racing line. There was a lot of talk of how ... have been made to work for it throughout a fabulous season, which has seen six world champions on the grid, eight different race winners and one stunning new track. Whoever takes the title ...

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    Lotus packs punch in this season's F1 line-up

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... One grid As the teams gather in Malaysia for this weekend's race, we have a much clearer idea of the Formula One pecking order. Once the chequered flag had finished waving in Albert Park ... or whether that will have to wait until the new regulations of 2014. Looking at the results of the first race, fifth placed Lewis Hamilton may be very relieved to have made the move from McLaren ...

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    Hamilton's brave move offers long-term benefits

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... to take the money and compete in the midfield. In purely sporting terms, the move seems to make little sense. McLaren are proven race winners and title contenders. They have a pure racing outfit, whereas the German manufacturer have a corporate master to answer to. Mercedes have only won a single race since they took over the title-winning Brawn team at the end of the 2009 season. ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Sebastian Vettel's F1 success should be celebrated not criticised

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... of the last 13 races and will probably take his fourth world title in a row come the end of the season. And yet, he's been roundly booed by fans during the podium ceremonies at the last two races. Perhaps it was to be expected at Monza, where Red Bull had just rubbed Ferrari's nose in it once again. We should be celebrating that brilliance and hoping somebody else can start ...




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