Sebastian Vettel’s surprising Australian Grand Prix victory came as a result of a combination of factors, including Ferrari strategy, the timing of the Virtual Safety Car and a Mercedes software glitch. Lights Out investigates where the first race of the 2018 season was won and lost. The first significant factor
Dear Reader, Isn’t it great to have Formula One back? It’s been a long winter of waiting and Melbourne certainly offered up an intriguing curtain raiser for the 2018 season. For the second year in a row, Sebastian Vettel pitted and emerged ahead of Lewis Hamilton during the Australian Grand
Before the 2018 Australian Grand Prix weekend began, I posted five prediction polls on the Lights Out twitter account. How many of the questions did you get right? Find out below! 1. Where will Daniel Ricciardo finish the race? 1. Where will Daniel Ricciardo finish in his home Grand Prix?
Daniel Ricciardo has been given a three-place penalty for driving too fast under Red Flag conditions during Free Practice 2 at the Australian Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver’s penalty is somewhat controversial. The Red Flag period was due to a loose timing wire on the start/finish line, meaning the
For the first time, this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix will feature three DRS activation zones. In hopes of increasing overtaking manoeuvres in the opening round of the season, a DRS detection point has been added 170 metres before turn eleven on the Albert Park track, with the activation zone being
How many of your pre-weekend Twitter predictions for the 2017 Australian Grand Prix were correct? Find out below! 1. Which team will win in Australia? 1. Which team will win the 2017 Australian Grand Prix? #AusGP #F1 — Lights Out ●●●●● (@LightsOutF1Blog) March 23, 2017 Your Prediction: Mercedes Correct Answer:
There was a sense of the ‘back to school’ feeling as the drivers headed out together ahead of the race on Sunday for their annual photo call. Overnight, mechanics changed Daniel Ricciardo’s gear box incurring him a five-place grid penalty. As the pit-lane opened and the cars made their way