The Lotus Issue

I have absolutely no idea what is going in this now public battle between Group Lotus (Proton) and Lotus Racing (Tony Fernandes). After a brief read up on the situation (starting way back when Colin Chapman started Lotus Engineering right to the present day), I found myself light-headed and in need of a nap. Sport-related … Continue reading The Lotus Issue

Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 17th-20th)

For the third week of testing, the biggest news this week was the return of the Lotus team to Formula 1. It may be questionable as to how much (or little) Lotus actually have in common with the original marquee as led by the late Colin Chapman, but with Mike Gascoyne as technical chief, the … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 17th-20th)

The Death of Jim Clark

Monday was the 40th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time - his name was Jim Clark. He was killed on lap 4 of the opening race of the Formula 2 championship race at the Hockenheimring in Germany (this was, of course, during the days when Formula … Continue reading The Death of Jim Clark