Conditions at the DTM finale at Hockenheimring we’re hardly the most representative of early October in the region. Previous visits to the season ending event tended to be on the dryer side in recent years, flicking between late Autumn wind and warmth to early Winter grey and cool. For the regulars, the wet weather was … Continue reading “Waiting for the Rain Dance”
Category: Picture of the Day
Pictures and words taken from paddocks and venues from the world over.
“Speed Amongst the Tribunes”
The Norisring is an odd place. As a circuit, its layout is not up to much. As a place, one could write books...
Sunday evening following the 74th Grand Prix de Pau and come 8.15pm, it is time to leave.
With his outwardly laconic nature, one might be forgiven for thinking Tom Blomqvist approach ill-suited to the higher reaches of motorsport. Yet when properly supported, the English-born 'Son of Stig' is no slouch behind the wheel.
“The Opposite of Winning”
It was far from the best of seasons at Maranello. Rather being the champions or contenders that they used to be in Formula One, Ferrari were mere bit players through 2014.
Evening in Abu Dhabi and even though the sun withdraws, the cars continue to circulate. It is the 2nd Free Practice session on Friday and the twenty Formula One drivers pull at speed, gauging the conditions ahead of Sunday's twilight race.
Friday evening at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi and with both free practices complete, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have yet to emerge to the awaiting media at the back of the team garage.
“The Fuoco Factor”
Antonio Fuoco was a popular chap on the FIA European F3 Championship trail. The Italian is a favoured youth in red at the moment.
Day done, round done, season done. Max Verstappen may have lost the runner-up spot in the final round of the FIA European F3 championship to Tom Blomqvist, but his band of Dutch supporters celebrated regardless.
“The Simple Things”
Occasionally in life, the quiet moments ring through the most special. When one spends so much flirting between an office in London and gravel filled stadiums of speed, find silence can be difficult.
It was suitably quiet - well, almost. One can not always capture these moments at just the right time, but at least the rustling of the leaves amidst the Autumnal trees could still be held to ear.
It is a moment all drivers treasure deeply. Having crossed the finish line victorious, the winning pilot will take to the slow down lap, collecting discarded tyre rubber and swathes of dirt along the way.
“From Safety to Where?”
Race weekends can often feel shaped like odd animals for those at work in paddocks, especially when one has "additional commitments".
“German Grand Prix Lapchart”
As noted previously, the secret to a good lapchart is to work fast and work diligently. Realistically, this is where the bulk of my race report is formed, so it needs to be as accurate as possible.
One of the major talking points of last weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim was the lack of a crowd over the course of the weekend.
“Red Bull expects”
Things are looking well for Alex Lynn. The Red Bull backed 20-year-old fronts the GP3 Series with Carlin Motorsport and heads into this weekend’s fourth round at Hockenheim a confident man.
Not everything lasts forever. Even the most successful of endeavours are doomed to collapse at some point in time, but what of those ventures that, for one reason or another, never fly quite that high?
These are always the trickiest of situations. Red flags and lights are rarely waved for fun. In this instance, Loïc Duval’s practice crash in the Porsche Curves at Le Mans today was particularly nasty.
It is reasonable to believe that, somehow, neither the weekend nor the season were not supposed to start quite like this.
“Mercedes – Another Box Ticked”
The finish line at the Circuit de Monte Carlo in Monaco. For Nico Rosberg, it's another line crossed, another box ticked, another victory in the principality and the championship lead.