Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope that 2011 is a prosperous one, and that we see even more great racing!

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Hamilton Admits To Troubles

McLaren ace Lewis Hamilton has admitted in an interview with BBC Radio 1 that troubles away from the track may have cost him valuable points in 2010.

Hamilton did not specify what troubles he was referring to, but last year saw him fire his father as manager, he got into trouble with police in Australia, and his relationship with girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger was often hot and cold.

The Brit admitted that he knows that next season he needs to be 100% focused, and that will be his aim.

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Mansell's Predictions

Former Formula One World Champion, Nigel Mansell predicts a German victor in the race for the 2011 Driver's World Championship crown.

Mansell has suggested that Vettel will make it two consecutive Championships, unless the Mercedes team can improve their car, in which case Michael Schumacher will end up with the prize.

Full story

Did Red Bull Over-spend?

Former president of the FIA, Max Moseley, has suggested that Red bull's request to not keep to the recommended annual budget is a sure sign that they spent more than they should have done in their most successful year.

Moseley is not happy that the team has not followed the suggestions which have been put in place in order to cut costs, and ensure the sports long-term survival.

It will be interesting to see what punishments - if any - are handed to the Milton Keynes based outfit.

Full story at

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas break! Enjoy it, and stay safe.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Chapman Family Remove Team Lotus Backing

Clive Chapman - son of Lotus creator Colin Chapman - and his family, have announced in a statement that they are to switch their backing from the Team Lotus company (owned by tony Fernandes) to the Group Lotus-Renault team (owned by Dany Bahar).

The family have stated that the main reason for the change in their backing is due to Fernandes changing the team name from Lotus racing to Team Lotus, which they have stated they do not wish to happen.

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

D'Ambosio 'Paid' Driver

Virgin Racing's new driver, Jerome D'Ambrosio has admitted to Belgian press that the sponsorship money he can bring to the team is probably a key reason for Virgin signing him.

He is rumoured to be able to bring €5 million to the team.

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Petrov Confirmed

Lotus Renault GP have announced that Vitaly Petrov has signed a new two year deal with the team, and will continue to partner Robert Kubica in the 2011 season.

In Petrov's first season he showed potential, but suffered from several rookie errors, and therefore it was not clear whether the team would keep him on for another season.

The decision by Lotus Renault GP will be partly commercial, as the young Russian will be able to open new doors to the team and the sport in Eastern europe.

For more information, visit

D'Ambrosio Given 2011 Drive

Virgin Racing have announced that Belgian Jerome D'Ambrosio will partner Timo Glock for the 2011 season.

Former GP2 driver D'Ambrosio impressed the team in pre-season testing, so they decided to give him the second race seat, previously occupied by Lucas di Grassi.

Full story

Designing An F1 Car

It had already been announced that Formula One cars would be undergoing some fairly major changes in terms of engines, but it has now been confirmed that some major aesthetic changes will also be made from the 2013 season.

Williams designer Patrick Head, and his Ferrari equivalent Rory Byrne have been charged with the task of designing the new cars.

They were set the task of reducing drag, which can only really be achieved by either reducing the size of the tyres or the wings.

The large tyres assist with cornering at speed, and therefore it is the wings which must be reduced.

As the wings are the main source of downforce, an alternative was required. It was decided that a concave floor was capable of creating the required downforce level, similar to the design of the cars in the early 1980's. The design is unlikely to be as extreme as these earlier cars, but this is still likely to be one of the most dramatic changes in car design for decades!

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Monday, 20 December 2010

di Grassi Wins Kart Race

Virgin Racing driver Lucas di Grassi has won the annual charity Kart race, organised by Ferrari's Felipe Massa.

di Grassi saw off competition from drivers from different motor racing disciplines, including F1 drivers Rubens Barrichello, Jaime Alguersuari and Massa himself.

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Williams Wins Award

Sir Frank Williams received the Helen Rollason Award at the 2010 Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony.

The award is for those in the sporting community who have triumphed in the face of adversity.

Sir Frank Williams founded and has run the Williams team for over 30 years, but is partially paralysed due to a car accident.

For more information on this story, and the SPOTY awards, visit

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Vettel Wants di Resta In F1

Sebastien Vettel hopes that his former F3 Euroseries teammate Paul di Resta will get a drive in Forumla One next year.

It is rumoured that di Resta may be promoted from test driver to race driver within the Force India team.

Vettel was beaten to the F3 Euroseries championship by di Resta in 2006.

Full story here

Friday, 17 December 2010

Ferrari Threatening

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo has announced that unless teams get a greater share of the spoils, and a greater say in how the sport is run post 2012, they will look to form their own series and break away from F1.

Full story

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Greener F1

Formula One has taken another step forward in its quest to become 'greener'.

McLaren have been awarded the Carbon Trust certificate for the work they have undertaken in an effort to become more energy efficient at their team HQ in Woking.

This is good news for the sport, and comes just days after the announcement that smaller more fuel efficient engines will be used from 2013.

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Monday, 13 December 2010

Further Information About This website

The primary purpose of this site is to provide a prediction for each Formula One race.

However, between races (and particularly during this off season) we will aim to provide you with some interesting news and information.

If you have any stories which you think may be of interest to us, please email us using the 'Contact Us' link above.

Defending Petrov

Fifth Gear presenter Tiff Needell has stuck up for under fire F1 driver vitaly Petrov, after Jos Verstappen suggested that he doesn't deserve a drive next year.

"I'm a big fan of Jos Verstappen, but criticising Petrov for making too many mistakes? Pot kettle black?"

From @tiff_tv

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Lotus Racing

Lotus Racing (the team which featured in the 2010 season) have today announced that they have decided that for the 2011 season they will stick to their current colour scheme of green and gold.
The team were initially going to change to a black and gold colour in tribute to the highly
successful John player Special car of the 1980s.
However, the new Lotus Renault team announced their 2011 livery, and it's a lovely black and gold.
Tony Fernandes on Twitter, @tonyfernandes

F1 Rules Announcement

The FIA have this week announced changes to the Rules for the forthcoming seasons.
2011 will see the reintroduction oft the KERS system, along with adjustable rear wings which should help to improve overtaking.
2013 will also see greener engines being used which will improve efficiency by 50%.

For further information, see

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Lotus Renault Confusions

The Lotus-Renault team (formerly Renault), have today released images of their 2011 livery, and it's a very stylish black and gold
However, The Lotus-Renault team (formerly Team Lotus) had previously confirmed that they had planned to use a classic black and gold livery for the coming season!.
Something may have to give here, as otherwise it may be a little confusing!

Full story here

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

More Problems At Red Bull?!

Christian Horner has admitted he did not know that Mark Webber had broken his shoulder until he read the confession in the Australian's new book

Although he was also unaware his driver was going to release a book.

Is this another sign of a lack of communication and the 2010 Constructors Champions?

Full story here

Monday, 6 December 2010

Why Webber Didn't Win?

It has now come to light that Mark Webber participated in the last four races with a broken shoulder.

Could this have contibuted to his crash in Korea? Or explain his lack of pace at the end of the season?

Full story here

Autosport Awards - News

Lewis Williamson, runner up in the 2010 Formula Renault UK Series has won the McLaren Autosport BRDC award.

This prestigious award provides £100,000 in prize money as well as a test for the McLaren Formula One team.

Previous winners of this prize include Formula One drivers David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Mark Blundell and Indy Car ace Dario Franchitti.

Other winners from this years' Autosport Awards include Sebastien Vettel, Rubens Barrichello and Kamui Kobayashi.

For more information, visit the Autosport website

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Too Early!

The predictions for the first race (Dubai - 13 March 2011) will be produced nearer to the time.

Several drivers are still yet to be announced for the season, and testing has not yet taken place.

Check back later - further updates will be given!

Saturday, 4 December 2010


Hello! Welcome to Formula One Results predictor.

What This Website Does:
We aim to predict (just for fun) the results of each Formula One race.

How It Works:
It works primarily using historical data from previous Formula One races (gathered independently) including driver performance, car performance, reliability issues and an "unknown" factor.
The predicted results for each race will be published prior to the race taking place.

Will This Work:
Who knows. It has not been trialled, and Formula One is an unpredictable sport. This website has been produced for the 2011 season, so keep an eye on it and we'll see if the predictions are correct!