As the Formula One circus pitched up at Long Beach for the first of three American Grands Prix in 1982, the tensions between FOCA and FISA began to heat up once again following two heated meets in South Africa and Brazil.
Q&A Session: Mark Blundell (United Autosports, Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona)
It is fair to say that many thought Mark Blundell had hung up his helmet for good. Having settled into a solid role as a Formula 1 analyst on ITV (until 2008), as well as starting his own management company, the 44-year-old appeared to be content with life outside the cockpit. Of course, once a racer...
Revisions to the BBC F1 Team for 2011
The BBC announced yesterday that former Red Bull driver, David Coulthard is to join Martin Brundle in the commentary box for their Formula 1 broadcasts.
“Kiss With a Fist: Bertrand Gachot”
When Jordan F1 driver, Bertrand Gachot, was jailed for actual bodily harm just prior to the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, little did anyone know the world of Formula 1 would soon be changed forever. With no experienced driver ready or able to take the seat alongside team leader Andrea de Cesaris for the annual visit … Continue reading “Kiss With a Fist: Bertrand Gachot”
Paying the Way
Pay drivers in motorsport is perhaps not a subject that has come up too often in modern Formula 1. While the quality of these entrants is rarely of note, there have been occasional surprises in the history of the sport that defy such generalisations, such as Niki Lauda's becoming a three-time World Champion after he … Continue reading Paying the Way
The Power of Momentum
(Originally posted on SidePodCast.com on May 12th, 2010) ------ One of the key aspects in motorsports, both physically and mentally, is momentum. It is often the unspoken element that gives a competitor the extra drive to make his machine work; it can breed confidence within one's psyche and also in a driver's surroundings. Up until … Continue reading The Power of Momentum
Reflection: 1983 Austrian Grand Prix (Round 11)
I must admit that my knowledge of the 1983 season is a little vague. Sandwiched in between the controversial 1982 and 1984 seasons, it is something of an anonymous year in the sport, despite the fact that the championship went down to the final race at Kyalami in South Africa. For 53 laps on the … Continue reading Reflection: 1983 Austrian Grand Prix (Round 11)