Jenson Button move to Japanese Super GT formula for 2018 on Radio 2 interview

He confirmed he knew all the details but could not officially make an announcement until contracts had been formally signed […]

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Looking forward, Hamilton needs to look behind him

OK, so let’s take stock with whats left.  What might be in store for the world championship? RAI Average points haul over the last 15 races is 9.2 points. If he was to step up to VET’s average of 16.4 FER (a big ask) it would still be almost mathematically impossible to fight for the lead or hope to secure a constructors championship.  Bottas has just been too strong. 

We, therefore, assume team orders will be implemented and Räikkönen will become little more than a wingman for Ferrari and Vettel.

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Most opt “maximum stick” tyres in Singapore, and the Hulk could set a new record

The track that Hamilton once described as “twice as hard to negotiate” than the more famous Monaco street circuit has a polymer modified binder, which was laid on the track surface to offer vehicles 20% more grip. Taking this year’s wider bodies and higher grip levels, it is not surprising that most teams have gone for the maximum adhesion options.

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The silly season, here’s a thought…

Considering the amount of money Honda has invested in this year’s F1 campaign, and how much that has contributed to the 2017 McLaren entry pot we should understand that McLaren cannot simply walk away or “fire” Honda. It will be up to Honda to decide if they wish to walk away at the end of this year. This sentiment was echoed in today’s team representative press conference with Jonathan Neale (McLaren) stating “you can’t simply rip up a contract”….

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Kubica is an option for 2018

Whilst on one hand defending Jolyons progress (or lack of) and offering a number of reasons that we should take into account before making judgement, Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul stated clearly at today’s press conference that 8th in the championship was absolutely not where the team expected or wanted to be an ” urgent action” must be taken to effect a big change. He said recent management changes have stalled decisions and hinted that we might know more in the next few races.

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