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My name is Chris Fox and I am the creator and writer for F1ed.com. I created this site purely out of my love for F1 and how addicted I am to every aspect of it. I have many views on it which I will share during races on twitter and during my preview and review of every race. Some you will agree with some you wont. I made this site to become the home of F1 for fans like myself.

2013 Australian Grand Prix – 5 Things To Watch Out For

2013 Australian Grand Prix In Melbourne

What will happen during the 2013 Australian Grand Prix has never been so un-clear. Winter testing as always is completely inconclusive, this year more so than ever. It has been nearly impossible to tell which teams have been possibly sand-bagging, which team have pushed their cars harder than the rest and which are struggling for pace. If you stood back and asked what will happen during the 2013 Australian Grand Prix based of winter testing it would lead you down a path of anyone out of the top 5 teams, Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes or Lotus could hold the ... Read More »

Giedo van der Garde Eager To Get Started

Giedo Van Der Garde

One of the new rookies in F1 this season is Giedo Van Der Garde and he is counting down seconds to the season getting under way in Australia. Over the season, I know Spa is going to be a great race as it’s so close to home, but for me the most exciting moment of 2013 will be when the lights go out in Melbourne and everything I’ve dreamed of for so long comes true. I’ve worked hard all winter and in the tests to prepare myself and I’m ready, physically and mentally. Read the full interview here Out if ... Read More »

Renault Want More Credit For Red Bull Racing Success

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I couldn’t help but have a tiny chuckle when I read the interview from Tarares on their partnership with Red Bull. By partnership I mean their engine suppliers. “We are frustrated by the lack of recognition we get for beating the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes,” “But part of that problem at least must lie with our global marketing team. It is clear that we must create a bigger buzz around what we do. “We are world champions. We are able to sell our engines to the teams because of that, but we do not get enough recognition beyond that.” ... Read More »

F1ed Daily News Recap – 7th March 2013

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Here is a daily recap of the Formula 1 news that we found most interesting today… 2013 F1® Live Timing and Track Positioning F1® released their official live timing and track positioning app today. It is available for all major smart phones. www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2013/3/14315.html Ferrari are confident with the race package they are bringing to the Australian Grand Prix There seems to be a lot of postivie noises being made from the Ferrari garage at the moment, a complete turnaround compared to this time last year http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/291393/ferrari-positive-over-package-for-first-race/ Marussia are still in negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone Interesting news that Marussia are still ... Read More »

Jenson Button Gives His Thoughts On The MP4-28

Mclaren MP4-28

There is a quite interesting take from Jenson Button on the new McLaren MP4-28, a car which is a complete new concept car rather than an evolution of last years car. The majority of teams this season have opted to evolve their 2012 cars however McLaren have went the other way and opted for a complete new design. Jenson Button said When we came into the season we wanted to build a car that would be strong throughout the year, and that’s why we have made so many changes to the way the car looks. The reason being is that ... Read More »

F1ed Daily Recap – Williams sends condolences after death of Chavez

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A list of the top Formula 1 news, stories and interviews that circulated the inter-web today F1ed reports on rumors of double DRS zone: There is a lot of talking going on about whether every track bar 2 (Monaco & Suzuki) will have a double DRS zone http://www.f1ed.com/f1-rumor-mill-2013-season-set-to-have-2-drs-zones-per-track/ Williams sends condolences after death of Chavez: The Williams F1 team today released a statement sending its condolences to the Venezuela people of the death of the president, Hugo Chavez http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/motorsport/story/102382.html Maldonado hopes for a victory challenge: Pastor Maldonado is feeling confident ahead of the 2013 season. This year he believes Williams ... Read More »

F1 Rumor Mill – 2013 Season Set To Have 2 DRS Zones Per Track?

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There is a rumor currently doing the rounds that surfaced from German “auto moter und sport“  magazine that the 2013 F1 season is set to have 2 DRS zones. I can’t say whether it is true or not but again time will tell. My opinions on the potential of having 2 DRS zones are in the, “is it really necessary” category. Some circuits by all means yes, definitely put 2 DRS zones in there. However my main fear is F1 action at its rawest and most exciting is watching drivers hold their nerve and go for it on corners. It’s ... Read More »

Fernando Alonso Is Hoping For A Podium Finish In Australia

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Interesting interview from Fernando Alonso who has cooled any pole position talk for Ferrari says he expects either McLaren or Red Bull to be challenging for the pole on the opening race day of the season. The funny ol’ thing about Formula 1 is you never really know the truth about anything in the lead up to the first Grand Prix of the season. Testing is often a game of smoke and mirrors with no team ever revealing their real hand. I personally think the Ferrari looked very strong in qualifying and with a number of upgrades already planned (as ... Read More »

McLaren Switching To Honda In 2014? – Whitmarsh Says No

McLaren Honda MP4-7

You have to love the rumor treadmill in Formula 1, especially the fact that nothing is ever really as it seems. Yesterday rumors were rife that McLaren were going to switch engine providers and move to Honda for the 2014 season when F1 cars will make make the move to the 1.6-litre V6 turbo engines. Martin Whitmarsh however has moved to cool that speculation by stating What I can tell you is we have a contract with long standing partner Mercedes-Benz, for 2103,2014 and 2015. So we have a contact, they’re our partners and we’re going to try and win ... Read More »

Welcome To The Australian Grand Prix Race Hub

Australian GP

As we lead up to the Australian Grand Prix and the opening of the 2013 F1 season we will be constantly updating this section over the course of the weekend. Including all information from the practice, qualifying and the race itself. We will post our race previews and reviews here also. If you want to stay up to date with all the information happening over the course of Australian GP weekend then this is the section to follow. Read More »

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