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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

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

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

Musings from America #NASCAR #Indycar

News from my second home of America cheered me after the shambles at Silverstone. Continue reading

You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take – Michael Jordan

Niki Lauda recalled this quote at Silverstone on Saturday afer Lewis Hamilton had aborted his qualifying lap in Final qualifying at the British Grand Prix thinking that conditions had worsened and that he had pole position in the bag from his previous effort only to find that five others were able to beat his time. Continue reading

Standing Restarts #F1

On BBCF1 yesterday Charlie Whiting defended the introduction of standing restarts next year. Continue reading

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