What the rules say (or rather, what they don’t say)

I have some concluding thoughts about the incident which I have gathered after seeing how the debate has unfolded on blogs and forums. Basically, the problem boils down to the lack of clarity in the regulations. First of all, I notice that people keep on referring to what the rules are. “The rules say he […]

Why Sato deserves to stay in F1 more than Davidson does

With the news this week that Toro Rosso will evaluate Takuma Sato for a race seat at a test in a couple of weeks, there have been the same gasps of confusion we hear whenever Sato is linked to another team. The usual question people ask is, “Why don’t they choose Anthony Davidson rather than […]

Who I’d like to see on the BBC

The news that the BBC have got the rights to show Formula 1 from next season have been very exciting. Articles about what we might be getting from the BBC still pop up from time to time on various blogs and occasional snatches of news and rumours make the picture clearer slowly but surely. But […]

Mid-season report: Drivers 22nd–12th

The British Grand Prix marked the mid-point of the season. It is the perfect opportunity, therefore, to look back on the season so far. Which drivers have impressed and which have disappointed? This post outlines the drivers that I have ranked from 22nd to 12th. 22. Giancarlo Fisichella I am starting to think that Giancarlo […]

ITV F1 wins another Bafta — they must be clueless

ITV F1 have won their second Baftas in two years. For the many non-British readers of this blog, the Baftas are the most prestigious television awards in the country — our equivalent of the Emmys. Can you guess which race they won it for? *drum roll* The Canadian Grand Prix The most dire F1 broadcast […]

Commonwealth commentary

Over the past couple of days I’ve discovered the perfect excuse to watch the Commonwealth Games. The swimming commentators are just something else. I don’t think they’re household names. I certainly don’t know them anyway. But their banter — which mostly seems to be about hair — is legendary! They’re like a couple of old […]

More evidence of The Day Today’s prescience

This is a post about DVD commentaries. I don’t know if this is firmly in the “obvious” category. I think three or four years ago, these commentaries were universally derided. Yet you rarely see any DVDs released without one, and I have seen people spitting tacks (of the cyber variety, on the internet) when a […]