Lewis vs Nico, Spa 2014 and why I have left the Hamilton fan club #F1

As of last evening, Sunday August 24th, I am no longer a member of the Lewis Hamilton fan club. Continue reading

Our top ten GP drivers

Everyone has their own list and there are regular polls, so here is ours. To compare drivers of different eras is always hard, and we have elected to go here for Grand Prix drivers rather than F1 so as to include the pre Formula One people. The skills needed today are different to those of the past and the number of wins is not relevant as the opportunity for racing changed has over the years; these days they run three 1950s seasons in a year. Length of career has therefore largely been ignored. Continue reading

will #Smoke rise again? #NASCAR

Accidents happen in motorsport, people get hurt and some are killed. That is a fact of life and, whilst we try and minimise that risk in today’s safety conscious society, it will always remain a risk. The loss of Kevin Ward jr the other week has started a storm on social media that defies belief. There are polarised views and although some voices of reason have tried to take a balanced view mob hysteria is rampant.  Continue reading

more on the standing re-start for #F1

Given the desire to have standing restarts, even if Bernie is now saying that they won’t, why wait for the random element of the safety car? Continue reading

Flavio to help improve the show? Eek! #F1 #NASCAR

News that the flamboyant Italian might be appointed to spice up F1 should send a shiver through the true fan, and not just because this is a man whose team was found guilty of race fixing. Continue reading

Is Lewis taking on Murray Walker’s mantle? #F1

Dear old Muddly Talker used to drop the odd vocal bloomer in his enthusiasm and his commentaries were all the better for them and those occasional faux pax are sadly missed, but perhaps we have a successor arising from the ranks of the drivers. Continue reading

Fricking Stupid #F1 #FRIC

So not content with the dumb idea of standing re-starts we now have the ridiculous situation of F1’s rulers decision on the legality, or otherwise, of FRIC systems. Continue reading

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