Tag Archives: Formula 1

British & Hungarian Grand Prix


The last few weeks in the Formula 1 world have been exciting, intense and most definitely eventful. We love everything car related here at MotorQuoteDirect, so it is time for another update on the F1. One of the team even went to the British Grand Prix so we have some exclusive pictures to share with you too!
The last Grand Prix was held in Hungry and it did not disappoint. Lewis Hamilton was left struggling during qualifying [...]

McLaren Turns 50

McLaren
The second of September was a day down in racing history. McLaren celebrated their 50th anniversary after Bruce McLaren formed the team back in 1963. At the time he was 26 years old and from New Zealand when he created the business and the team which hired a small group of people to design, build and race the cars from a workshop in New Malden in Surrey.
History
Since the beginning the team has moved to bigger locations [...]

Crash, Smash, Out


This weekend saw the return of Formula 1 racing after the summer break. It was held in Belgium at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, a huge favourite with racing drivers and spectators alike. It was a great win from Jenson Button from pole position.
However it was a different story for Lewis Hamilton. He was knocked off the track spectacularly by Romain Grosjean who also took Fernando Alonso out of the race too. A drama packed [...]

And it’s GO GO GO…


The Formula 1 season is now underway, however, FP1 and FP2 haven’t revealed much we didn’t already know; the Mercedes looks much improved and the McLaren’s are strong once again. The real test, however, comes in qualifying tomorrow!
Icons
Anyway, back to our icons. Today, I’ve picked the Brawn BGP 001, to give it its official name. This is probably quite a surprising choice to many of you, however, when you consider the statistics, that car can [...]

The Ferrari F1-2000


We’re half way through the week, and the F1 season is edging ever nearer, so to continue our theme of Formula 1 icons, today I’ve selected the first of the Ferrari’s that Michael Schumacher steered to championship glory in the year 2000. It was the turn of a millennium and a vital shift in power in Formula 1.
The Beginning of Dominance
Previous championship glories had been largely dominated by Williams and McLaren – since the year [...]

Iconic Formula 1 Cars


The MotorMouthBlog is a place for us all at MotorQuoteDirect to voice our opinions about all things motoring and motorsport, and as the Formula 1 season begins this weekend, I thought it was only appropriate this week to dedicate the blog to some of my all time favourite F1 icons.
Senna’s 1st Win
Last week I spoke of my admiration for the 1996 Ferrari F310 and the Williams-Renault from the same year, so those two famed F1 [...]

Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing


The Formula 1 season is fast approaching and, provided you follow us on Twitter, you’ll be fully aware that I’m quite F1 obsessed. It was my childhood dream, like many people I’m sure, to become an F1 driver, however the closest I get to such feats is a casual bit of go-karting.
Pre-Season
The pre-season test sessions are in full swing and at the moment it’s difficult to judge the relative performance of all the different manufacturers.
Newly [...]

Monaco should see other drivers gamble in a bid to catch Vettel

It is one of the smallest countries in the world and also one of the most famous, this coming weekend though is perhaps the one where Monaco comes into its own as a player on the world stage. For several days the motorists of Monaco can forget all about car insurance deals and motor insurance quotes as the streets of the Principality are given over to the cars, drivers, supporters and engineering teams that make [...]

Turkish delight for Vettel as he coasts to victory

Sebastian Vettel claimed yet another first place in the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend and is already streaking clear of his competitors in the race for the 2011 formula 1 crown.
Almost perfect
It has been a near perfect start for the modest German driver and he indicated after his success that his level headed approach will not be changing in the near future. With four pole positions in four races and an outcome of three firsts and [...]

Hamilton clinches first after choosing to make more stops

As the Formula 1 crews take a well deserved breather after back to back weekends of Grand Prix action, it looks as if we may get a competitive race for the Championship after all. The win by Lewis Hamilton ant the thrilling way he achieved it will gladden the hearts of motor racing fans and journalists across the globe.
Thrilling manoeuvre
The Red Bull train has been stopped from careering away with the title for the time [...]