At this juncture, as of 10am on Wednesday March 9th, 2022, it can be confirmed that Pietro Fittipaldi has not yet been confirmed as the replacement for the dumped Nikita Mazepin at the Haas F1 team. In fact, nobody has. Not that one would get that impression from many of the popular outlets online. There is an issue of trust when it comes to reporting news or updates, but all too often a thrust through one’s timeline ends up being a doom scroll through a field of copyists and guesswork. Even before Mazepin had been dropped by Haas, there were rumbling stories that Fittipaldi was to replace the Russian, but none of these stories were based on anything remotely solid. There was certainly nothing that one could reasonably use as a back-up for a news story.
I do hate seeing tweets like these. While Mario Romancini may not have been a star in the IZOD IndyCar Series, the 22-year-old has acquitted himself quite well in the eleven races his drove with Conquest Racing. The young Brazilian was dropped when funding for his seat ran out - for the rest of the … Continue reading Mario Romancini
At the beginning of yesterday morning's Korean Grand Prix, the race was held stationary for over an hour as organisers assessed what were, in reality, crazy conditions. Such was the lack of drainage from the Yeongam circuit, that spray was a large problem, despite there not being excessive rain.
When Jaime Alguersuari made his Formula 1 début at the Hungaroring mid-way through 2009, many considered the then 19-year-old too young and inexperienced to be partaking in a race at the top level. Now 20, the young Spaniard has shown himself to be worthy of his drive; occasionally wrenching some wonderful performances out of a … Continue reading Q&A: Jaime Alguersuari (Toro Rosso, Formula 1)
There has been much comment in recent days about the hiring of pay drivers in the mainly US-based Indy Racing League. Ridebuyers have been in motor racing since day one - even Formula 1 has had plenty of pay drivers over the years; however the circumstances of many of those ridebuyers changed dramatically over the … Continue reading Selling Yourself
A long time ago (the late-90's I think), I frequented an IRC site for a short period where all sorts of bored computer nerds pretended to be all sorts of real-life "interesting" people. Being young and foolish I got fooled a couple of times, but not in any way that did any damage and in … Continue reading The Wonder of Appearances