Pascal Wehrlein is a reasonably tall chap. Maybe not overly so in the grand scheme of the human race, but in the realm of racing drivers, he is quite tall. Upon meeting, he would stand not too far shy of my 6’1” frame, whereas a great many racers fall somewhere in the 5’6”-5’8” region. And … Continue reading “Thoughts on Pascal Wehrlein, the Norisring and Weird Regulations”
“I Did Not Know Jules Bianchi”
I did not know Jules Bianchi. In acknowledging that, it is the case that I had met him on a few occasions, but at no stage did I ever know him – there is quite a difference. Over the years, there was plenty of stumbling along as I shadowed a few steps behind the young … Continue reading “I Did Not Know Jules Bianchi”
It has been confirmed today Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi passed away at the Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice.
“European F3 swaps Moscow for the Algarve”
The FIA European Formula 3 Championship today announced that the planned visit to Moscow has been cancelled, to be replaced by Portimão.
“The Power of Exaggeration”
Fernando Alonso’s crash on the final day of the second pre-season Formula One test at Barcelona did more than take him out of the rest of the running. It gave a speedy rise to unfounded speculation and exaggeration. It also displayed how sensitive the sport still is to developing stories surrounding driver care.
Hindsight and reflection can be both beautiful and cruel things, but it can do much to lend an eye to solutions, while also exposing certain impracticalities of a situation.
“The Silence of it all”
Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton may have won this morning’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, but the accident suffered by Jules Bianchi on lap 43 prior to Dunlop Curve rendered that mute.
“Life’s a bitch, eh,” opens a wry and deep Dutch voice. That is one of the markers about Robin Frijns – he is, to say the least, frank.
“F1: Rossi replaces Chilton at Marussia”
Formula One backmarkers Marussia announced a very late driver change earlier today, when Alexander Rossi was brought in in place of Max Chilton.
“Rossi joins Marussia F1 as Reserve”
Alexander Rossi has joined the Marussia F1 team as the official reserve driver of the squad. The California native has switched to the Anglo-Russian squad following his split from the Caterham F1 Driver Development Programme earlier this month. A race winner in both Formula Renault 3.5 and the GP2 Series, Rossi nevertheless struggled this season … Continue reading “Rossi joins Marussia F1 as Reserve”
“All go as Ferrari power the Florida Winter Series”
The new-for-2014 Florida Winter Series is set to launch at Homestead Speedway in eleven days time; however this is one that looks at young drivers in a slightly different way.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel enjoys Nurburgring success”
"Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel enjoys Nurburgring success”
“Meanwhile, at the weekend: Vettel takes controversial GP in Malaysia; Leimer and Coletti triumph; Hinchcliffe and Hawksworth wins in St Pete”
“Meanwhile, at the weekend; Vettel takes controversial GP in Malaysia”
“Thoughts on Toto Wolff, Timo Glock and Money”
At a time when Formula One teams are readying their launch efforts for the season ahead, Williams, Marussia, McLaren and Mercedes have made significant changes to their personnel.
“McLaren turn electric”
It was announced this week that McLaren Electronic Systems are to provide electric engines, transmissions and ECU’s for the FIA’s new Formula E series.
“Thoughts on Ferrari”
Amidst all the noise of the Singapore Grand Prix, Ferrari SpA announced record revenues and registrations in the first half of 2012.
Rosberg fastest on day three in Jerez
Nico Rosberg took his Mercedes GP machine to the top of the timings on day three of Formula 1’s first pre-season test in Jerez.
Bianchi makes Formula Renault 3.5 switch
Force India reserve Jules Bianchi is to join Formula Renault 3.5 squad Tech 1 Racing for the upcoming campaign.
Schumacher quickest on day two of F1 test in Jerez
Mercedes veteran Michael Schumacher assumed the quickest time on the second day of pre-season F1 testing in Jerez.
Raikkonen tops opening day of F1 test
Former world champion, Kimi Raikkonen topped the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez yesterday.