Author Archives: Marta SV

F1 – US GP – Race

Hello, MiniFans! We’re racing in Austin, Texas, and the American way of doing things is back in a paddock that’s been swallowed by celebrities. Focusing on what interests us, though, the front row of the grid is locked out by the championship contenders, who haven’t seen themselves so close to each other since Italy, which ended in a DNF for

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F1 – US GP – Qualifying

Hello, MiniFans! We’re finally back in Austin, something easily seen not only because we’re racing in COTA and we can see the tower, but also due to all the helmets paying tribute to things traditionally associated with the US. Fans at the track could also enjoy Ricciardo’s drive of Dale Earnhardt’s classic and iconic Nascar car, a promise kept by

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F1 – Turkish GP – Race

Merhaba, MiniFans! Istambul woke up to Ricciardo taking advantage of his bad qualifying to get a few grid penalties for new engine parts out of the way and a rainy morning that declared that, while it didn’t look like it would fully rain, it wanted to shake things up a bit and make the drivers start with intermediate tyres. With

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F1 – Russian GP – Race

Privet, MiniFans! Many things have changed since yesterday. Not only are Leclerc and Verstappen starting from the back of the grid, but so is Bottas now. Mercedes has decided to fit the Finn’s car with some brand-new engine parts, with the excuse of having two fresh engines for the remainder of the season (he already got the same penalty in

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F1 – Italian GP – Race

Ciao, MiniFans! Yesterday gave us a surprise for the starting grid today: Hamilton couldn’t make up the places he lost in the start of the sprint qualifying and finished fifth, a place inherited for the grid today. However, Bottas’ penalties meant not being able to rely on him to keep Verstappen at bay, who was now starting from pole, alongside

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F1 – Dutch GP – Race

Hallo, MiniFans! Zaandvort is hosting its first Dutch GP since 1985 and it has dressed up for the occasion. All grandstands are fully covered in neon orange, determined to cheer on Max Verstappen, who could recover the lead of the championship in his first proper home race. The first part of the homework was done yesterday, with a pole position

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F1 – Dutch GP – Qualifying

Hallo, MiniFans! It’s been a while since we’ve visited the Netherlands but we’re finally back in Max Verstappen’s land. We’re back in Zaandvort, thirty-six years after Niki Lauda became the last winner of the Dutch GP up until now. The bad news of the weekend, especially after the announcement of his retirement, is Raikkonen’s withdrawal from the Grand Prix. This

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