Hockenheim 2010: The Day After

Bitterness (bit|ter|ness)Pronunciation: :/bɪtənəs/ Noun Sharpness of taste; lack of sweetness. "The lime juice imparts a slight bitterness” Anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment “The 2010 German Grand Prix” Long term fans of the sport will have seen yesterday’s race before, specifically the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix. The callous nature by which Ferrari “guided” … Continue reading Hockenheim 2010: The Day After

Interview: Christian Vietoris (GP2 Driver, Racing Engineering)

When Christian Vietoris stormed to victory in only his second GP2 Asia race at Abu Dhabi last November, cautious attention flowed the way of the then 20-year-old German driver. Questions as to whether the young man could bring his natural speed to the tougher main series were inevitably raised, but while the ability has been … Continue reading Interview: Christian Vietoris (GP2 Driver, Racing Engineering)

Mark Webber Drives the Valencia Street Circuit

How things change oh so quickly. After Monaco, the Red Bull squad - headed by Mark Webber - were on a roll. At the time, the Australian had taken two consecutive victories at Barcelona and in Monte Carlo, while young teammate Sebastian Vettel had claimed one victory and two podiums, so that following on from … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Valencia Street Circuit

2010 Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal, Round 8, June 11th-13th)

2009 was the first time in over twenty years that Formula 1 did not visit North America and for all concerned, it was a mistake - not only did it leave the teams and manufacturers worried about an increasingly ignored market, it left the many fans in North America without a race in a 2000-mile … Continue reading 2010 Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal, Round 8, June 11th-13th)

2010 Turkish Grand Prix (Istanbul, Round 7, May 28th-30th)

When the gates open at Istanbul Park circuit on Friday morning for first practice, a few anticipated that the attendance would be fairly low, but I wonder how many would have guessed so few would be in the grandstands during the day. So bare were the viewing areas, it would be impossible to ignore the … Continue reading 2010 Turkish Grand Prix (Istanbul, Round 7, May 28th-30th)

Mark Webber Drives the Istanbul Park Circuit

Following his success at Monaco, Mark Webber leads the Formula 1 World Championship for the first time in his career and enters the sixth Turkish Grand Prix on a wave of confidence; buoyed also by the fact that he did not take victories in Spain and Monte Carlo by sheer luck and circumstance, he dominated … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Istanbul Park Circuit

Looking for a Home

One of the great consistencies of Formula 1 in recent years has been the abandonment of well known traditional venues for territories that have more money than sense; however if someone were to hand you a blank cheque to race there, I'm sure many would happily oblige. It has been rather galling though to watch … Continue reading Looking for a Home

Senna: An Old Name, but a New Face

Bruno Senna has signed a deal with Formula 1 new boys, Campos-Meta, for the 2010 season. Bruno, who is the nephew of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna, has had success in a number of junior categories; despite having not run in the many Karting Championships that his peers competed in. Although he had … Continue reading Senna: An Old Name, but a New Face