Formula One F1 Six champions on the grid for 2012 – an annotated graphic

For the first time in the sport’s history, six racing champions will line up on the starting grid of the new F1 season, starting on Sunday. Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will all be doing their utmost to stop Sebastian Vettel becoming only the third driver to win three titles sin a row. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Formula One F1 Six champions on the grid for 2012 – an annotated graphic

Formula One F1 race calendar 2012 – an annotated graphic

As the Formula One F1 season gets ready to kick off in Melbourne, Australia, this Sunday, we offer this race calendar for the full season. Starting in Melbourne and finishing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, teams and drivers have approximately eight months to prove to the world who has engineered the best cars. This is a year when the F1 circus has become more global than ever: only 40 per cent of races will take place in Europe, the lowest ever proportion. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Formula One F1 race calendar 2012 – an annotated graphic

Formula One F1 2012 season rule changes – an annotated graphic

Ahead of the new Formula One F1 season, we have a series of illustrative graphics to share with you. The first is this one, documenting the myriad rule changes for teamsĀ and drivers that are designed to have a beneficial impact on safety and sustainability. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Formula One F1 2012 season rule changes – an annotated graphic