Nicky Haldenby (Page 15)

Nicky Haldenby is a freelance writer from Scarborough, England. After graduating from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its fourth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations, and sister site GPDestinations, where he shares regular race previews and articles focussed around the latest in Formula 1 calendar and venue news. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky can also be heard regularly as a guest on various Formula 1 radio shows and podcasts.

Force India have become the final team to unveil their 2018 F1 car – the VJM11. The car remains pink for a second season, thanks to their sponsorship from BWT. COO of the Silverstone outfit, Otmar Szafnauer, says there’s still a ‘high probability’ that the team will change their name ahead ofRead More →

Valtteri Bottas took the honour of being the first driver of the new Mercedes car, the W09, yesterday. Bottas was given a run in the car ahead of the official launch, on Thursday morning at a damp Silverstone circuit. He said it’s an ‘incredible feeling’ to have driven the new challengerRead More →

McLaren have revealed their car for the 2018 F1 season – the MCL33. The car was revealed in an online launch on Friday morning. The MCL33 features a renewed livery, reminiscent of the one used by Fernando Alonso in the 2017 Indy 500. The papaya orange – officially titled ‘PapayaRead More →

On the day where championship challengers Mercedes and Ferrari presented their new cars, the limelight was stolen by a papaya coloured McLaren being accidentally revealed by a gust of wind. Rewind five days, and a whole saga has played out leaving us with the question: what is going on atRead More →

Ferrari have launched their 2018 F1 car – the SF71H. The car was revealed at an event at the team’s Maranello base, which was streamed live online. The SF71H features a refreshed livery, and is mostly red, largely due to Santander’s withdrawal of sponsorship. The team had been sponsored by theRead More →

Lewis Hamilton says he expects to sign a new Mercedes contract before the first race of the 2018 season. The four-time World Champion’s current contract is due to expire at the end of this season, but Hamilton says both he and the team are ‘committed’ to one another. Hamilton said:Read More →

Reigning champions Mercedes have revealed their 2018 challenger – the W09. Mercedes revealed their car during an event at the Silverstone circuit, which was attended by Team Principal Toto Wolff, along with drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. After a small delay, Bottas was the first to drive the carRead More →

Toro Rosso have become the latest team to unveil their 2018 car – the STR13. The Italian team have revealed the first official picture of the car in action during their filming day at the Misano circuit. The team released the picture after images of the car on track wereRead More →

Fernando Alonso has become the latest driver to reveal his 2018 helmet design. In a departure to his recent lid designs, the new offering is all blue, with the red and yellow colours from the Spanish flag incorporated on the back of the helmet. The darker blue matches that ofRead More →

Renault have unveiled their 2018 Formula One car – the R.S.18. The R.S. 18 was revealed in an online launch. The car features the now familiar yellow and black livery, with the team opting for a black halo. Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul says Renault must continue to grow in 2018:Read More →

Sauber have revealed their new F1 car – the C37. The new livery comes as a result of Sauber’s new partnership with Alfa Romeo, and is similar to the one seen at the event where the team announced the deal in December. The car also features sponsorship from Richard MilleRead More →

Red Bull have become the latest team to reveal their 2018 F1 car – the RB14. The team, who take title sponsorship from Aston Martin this year, revealed the car online on Monday morning. The car features a special launch livery, but the team say ‘the unfamiliar shapes under the paintRead More →

Robert Kubica will return to action at a Formula One weekend for the first time since 2010 when he partakes in Free Practice 1 for the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix. The Polish driver, who suffered life-changing injuries in a rally crash in February 2011, will make three appearances with WilliamsRead More →

Williams Martini Racing have unveiled their 2018 F1 car – the FW41. The team launched their car this evening at an event in London. The FW41 features the familiar Martini sponsorship livery, but underneath is significantly different. The car, which is the first to have major input from Chief TechnicalRead More →

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have shared their thoughts on the upcoming 2018 F1 season. Daniel Ricciardo, who made nine podium appearances for Red Bull in 2017, jokes that he ‘thought about not coming back’ to the team after spending time in Australia. Aside from attending fellow driver Brendon Hartley’sRead More →