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Patty says Goodbye...for now

Patty says Goodbye...for now

As you may have noticed, Patty has been pretty quiet over the last few weeks. And unfortunately it is set to get even quieter from now on. It pains me to announce to our three or four dedicated readers that Patronise F1 is on hiatus for the foreseeable future.

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Alonso: Hamilton and Vettel are the threats

Alonso: Hamilton and Vettel are the threats

Championship leader Fernando Alonso has earmarked McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel as his biggest threats for the 2012 title, but believes that the whole field will remain tightly bunched until the end of the season.

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Maldonado eager to stay with Williams

Spanish Grand Prix winner Pastor Maldonado says that he is eager to stay on with the Grove-based team for "a while", saying that his ultimate aim remains a Formula One championship challenge in the sport at some point in the future.

Domenicali: No rush on Massa future

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has said that he and the Italian squad will not be making a snap decision on Felipe Massa's future any time soon, saying that the Brazilian's fate is still in his own hands over the rest of the season.

Lauda: Alonso still "superior" to Vettel

Former Formula One champion Niki Lauda has admitted that Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso is still "superior to everyone" on the current grid, saying that Sebastian Vettel was struggling this season now that his car advantage had been removed.

McLaren calm on Hamilton future talks

The McLaren team still expect Lewis Hamilton to stay with them for the future, saying that they are 'close' to a final deal on a contract extension, despite the British driver still yet to sign a new agreement with the team beyond 2012.

Boobens admits Indycar is culture shock

Former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello has admitted that he has found his first season in the American Indycar series to be something of a culture shock following his long F1 career, but says that he is adjusting to the new series.

 

Domenicali: No rush on Massa future

Domenicali: No rush on Massa future

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has said that he and the Italian squad will not be making a snap decision on Felipe Massa's future any time soon, saying that the Brazilian's fate is still in his own hands over the rest of the season.

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Patty says Goodbye...for now

Patty says Goodbye...for now

As you may have noticed, Patty has been pretty quiet over the last few weeks. And unfortunately it is set to get even quieter from now on. It pains me to announce to our three or four dedicated readers that Patronise F1 is on hiatus for the foreseeable future.

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2012 GP2 Series Rds 17&18 - Hungary

2012 GP2 Series Rds 17&18 - Hungary

The GP2 races at the Hungaroring provided quite a bit of processional lapping, and a first-time race winner, but it was the two main championship contenders who strengthened their positions at the top of the standings by the end of the racing.

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Patty's 2011 Season Review

Patty's 2011 Season Review

Patronise F1 takes a long and unrelenting look back at the season that passed in 2011, in which Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull somewhat swept the field, but the racing kept everyone interested nevertheless.

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Hamilton heads up Hungary GP procession

Hamilton heads up Hungary GP procession

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton secured a lights-to-flag win in the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, to wrap up his second win of the season, but Fernando Alonso extended his championship lead despite finishing down in fifth place.

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Fifth Column - Hungary

Fifth Column - Hungary

The Hungarian Grand Prix is over and done with. In fact it was over and done with some time ago. But this slightly late edition of Fifth Column makes up for being remarkably late by also being even less funny than usual. So that's ok then.

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Audi make history as hybrid wins Le Mans

Audi make history as hybrid wins Le Mans

Audi secured their eleventh victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours in crushing style, as their fleet of R18s swept the podium at the 80th running of the endurance race, with Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler taking the glory.

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Patty's 2010 F1 Season Review

Patty's 2010 F1 Season Review

After the carnage, chaos and confusion of F1's closest-ever championship race, Patronise F1's team of writers take a somewhat wry and massively confused look back at every silly moment of the 2010 Formula One season.

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Features and Comment

 

Points of View

Patty picks out the main talking points from the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

 

Patty's Hungary Index

Our index page for all of Patty's coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

 

Patty's Germany Review

Patty takes a long and painful look back at the Hockenheim race weekend.

 

Talking Germany

Patty picks out five of the big talking points from the German GP.

 

Patty's Germany Index

A handy index for all of Patty's German GP weekend coverage.

 

Uncertain Future

The Head looks at Lewis Hamilton's future beyond 2012.