“Reflections: ‘Lauda razor sharp in Long Beach – 1982 US Grand Prix West (Rd 3)’”

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.

“Reflections: ‘Prost victorious as Piquet disqualified – 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix (Rd 2)’”

With the 1982 Argentine Grand Prix lost due to lingering uncertainties within the sport, Formula One finally arrived in South America for the Brazilian Grand Prix in mid-March and although two months had passed since the infamous South African Grand Prix, ill feeling remained within the paddock and the outer reaches of Formula One itself.

Meanwhile, Over in Australia…

At the very start of the Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise in Australia, the V8 Supercars race had something of a messy opening involving 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, 2010 IndyCar Series runner-up Will Power and nearly a dozen other competitors. Villeneuve found himself squeezed in between three other cars entering the opening chicane … Continue reading Meanwhile, Over in Australia…

History on Track at Indianapolis

With the 100th anniversary of the very first Indianapolis 500 coming up next May, this week saw a very special photoshoot take place at the famed circuit. Thirty-three previously victorious cars were lined-up on the starting grid, with Speedway historian Donald Davidson in tow. Fronted by a trio of winners, including Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon … Continue reading History on Track at Indianapolis

Arrogance: The Public Decline of Michael Schumacher

It was just the sheer arrogant nature of it all. One car weakened by ageing tyres vying with another machine on superior rubber; one driver - at a time retired - back with questionable motivation against another veteran, refreshed and reinvigorated by a fresh challenge. When Michael Schumacher moved his Mercedes across the Williams of … Continue reading Arrogance: The Public Decline of Michael Schumacher

2010 German Grand Prix (Hockenheimring, Round 11, Jul 24th)

3rd Practice As with yesterday, Saturday was looking like a battle between the Ferrari's and Red Bull's and once again, despite their updates, the McLaren pair do not look likely to get a look in; yet whereas Fernando Alonso finished Friday afternoon on top of the time sheets, by the end of third practice Sebastian … Continue reading 2010 German Grand Prix (Hockenheimring, Round 11, Jul 24th)

Mark Webber Drives the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

It feels as though the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix has yet to end. Nine days after the two Red Bull's clattered eachother with one-third of race remaining, there has been constant feed from commentators, agitators, the team and of course, the drivers themselves. Red Bull have apparently cleared the air between their two stars - … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

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

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