Top ten most read articles of 2013

Top ten most read articles of 2013

2 January 2014 – GPUpdate.net reveals its top-ten most popular F1 stories from 2013 and while some are expected, others are more of a surprise...

Below we show the headline and a brief re-cap of each of the stories as well as a link to the full version.


1. Technical F1: Goodbye to stepped noses

Formula 1 is entering a transitionary year in terms of the regulations, with significant rule changes set for introduction at the end of 2013. To kick-start a new series of technical features, GPUpdate.net takes a look at the optional removal of 'stepped noses', with teams now permitted to place a panel over the unpopular design trait.

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2. Top ten one-off Formula One liveries – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 of our special 'Top Ten One-Off Formula One Liveries' feature, which listed cars ten through to six, here are the final top five designs as chosen by GPUpdate.net.

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3. Caterham and Williams exhausts illegal

The exhaust designs on the new Caterham and Williams contenders have been declared illegal by governing body the FIA, according to the BBC. Both teams have pushed the regulations to the limit in a bid to make full use of the Coandă effect, but they have now allegedly been told to modify their cars ahead of the opening race.

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4. Top ten one-off Formula One liveries – Part 1

In this special feature, GPUpdate.net ranks ten of the best ‘One-Off’ liveries from seasons past, where normal design convention has been cast aside in favour of creativity, resulting in some of the most inventive and original colour-schemes of all-time. Of course, beauty is always subjective, so feel free to weigh-in with your opinion in the comments section.

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5. Lotus names Massa as candidate

Felipe Massa has joined Nico Hülkenberg as a leading candidate to replace Kimi Räikkönen at Lotus next year, team boss Eric Boullier revealed on Wednesday.

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6. The rivalry between Vettel and Webber

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s already strained relationship was tested to the limit at the Malaysian Grand Prix, with the reigning World Champion ignoring team orders to claim victory at the expense of his team-mate. To provide a summary of their fierce rivalry, GPUpdate.net has put together a timeline of major events.

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7. ‘RB9 has been compromised’ – Newey

Adrian Newey has admitted that the timescales surrounding the completion of Red Bull's new RB9 chassis have been compromised as a result of the 2012 title run-in, with Sebastian Vettel fighting for his third world title until the final race in Brazil.

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8. Webber penalised after lift with Alonso

Red Bull driver Mark Webber has been given a 10-place grid penalty for the Korean Grand Prix, after stewards gave him a reprimand following Sunday's Singapore race.

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9. Ecclestone’s ultimate Formula 1 grid

Bernie Ecclestone has been at the helm of Formula 1 since the 1970s, during which time hundreds of drivers have put their varying skills to ultimate test at circuits all over the globe. But what about his dream grid? The 83-year-old reveals all…

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10. Webber: Vettel ignored pre-race strategy

Mark Webber criticised Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel following this afternoon’s Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, claiming that the reigning World Champion ignored the original race plan and ‘made his own decisions’ en route to victory.

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