Getting lost in an unfamiliar park following a day at the races is far from ideal, especially when evening shadows collide with lingering darkness. In theory, navigating one’s way out of Monza should not be unfeasible and yet, it was a feat managed with indelicate ease. It did not take long to become very, very lost.
Become a Patron! When news broke that Red Bull junior driver Jonny Edgar was being forced to sacrifice his Formula 3 campaign with Trident due to his worsening Crohn’s disease, a very real pang of sympathy came across me. And I should know all about it. It’s been here with me for over thirty years. … Continue reading “The Joy and Realities of Crohn’s Disease, Amidst Thoughts for Jonny Edgar”
It only takes one minor slip to end it all, after which silence caresses and thoughtful mourning begins. Again and again and again. One of the common tropes that always crops up when those in racing are killed or suffer injury is the same old mantra of "motor racing is dangerous, it says so on … Continue reading “Rich Men Dine on Cognac, While Children Die. But This is Not War”
No. Next. (But if it had to, I would argue that karting should lead the way. Anyway...) Next.
One of the more curious elements of motorsport is that, sometimes, the quickest driver is not necessarily the one who is flashiest on track.
I’m not going to lie. I am pretty exhausted. Sitting in a Frankfurt Airport terminal, just waiting for the flight home, it has been difficult to pull most of the weekend together.
Happy New Year everybody.
After a couple of weeks of taking a step back, TheMotorsportArchive.com kicks back into action today.
Dublin Airport can be a dreadfully depressing place on a Sunday evening, especially on a day like today. As the night draws and rain spills, one can only hope the sky is clearer on the other side in London. Alas, this week is all about Monaco.
Welcome to the New Year - let's hope a good one is being had by all. Over the next day or two, I will briefly pick up on some stories that scrapped by over the Christmas period. So....
Merry Christmas folks, From TheMotorsportArchive.com and best wishes for the New Year. Cheers, Leigh O'Gorman
And so, back to work.
In this week’s Motorsport Monday, I look to this year’s Macau F3 Grand Prix with Antonio Felix da Costa and have a glance over last week’s GP2 Series and GP3 Series tests at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
For those in the mood for a read, check out this week’s Motorsport Monday, in which I describe the final round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and the World Series by Renault.
Every so often, there are odd glares from people wondering what on Earth it is I am doing when they see me jotting rows of numbers and notes during a race. This is lap charting.
At Brands Brands in May, the BMW team spent much of the Friday evening practicing pitstops with Bruno Spengler's car.
It would be quite interesting to see audience and corporate demographic studies for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the WEC ...if for no other reason than to see how they compare with similar studies for the likes of Formula One, DTM, V8 Supercars and WRC (etc).
"A story from the past..."
The independent motorsport magazine GPWeek began its 2013 run today, with coverage of yesterday’s Australian Grand Prix and others besides.
And with this, themotorsportarchive.com reaches one thousand posted entries, most of which were filled with facts, quotes, thoughts and just occasionally, some rambling nonsense.