The Chain

Next weekend sees the start of the Formula 1 season. So for this week’s television presentation gem of the week, I had to feature The Chain. This week there is a campaign to get The Chain to number 1 in the charts for the start of the Formula 1 season. Here is the title sequence […]

Endurance racing

At this time of year, it is often best to leave petrolheads alone. They may be tetchy. Perhaps they are a bit zombie-like. This section of the Formula 1 season, in mid-autumn, is the part that contains a lot of the “flyaway” races that take place in Asia. This means getting up at ridiculous hours, […]

F1 season review: websites

I am making this the last in my series of posts looking back on the 2007 Formula 1 season. Truth be told, I’ve become a bit sick of writing them every Sunday. I skipped last week. Anyway, next Sunday is in a different year, and it’s a bit off to be looking back when everyone […]

Why F1 is in such a mess

Despite what I have written about Lewis Hamilton’s actions behind the Safety Car over the past couple of days, I think the FIA’s decision was the correct one (it’s not often I say that!). Hamilton broke the rules, but it was not the sort of thing that merited a serious punishment. A slap on the […]

Now Webber’s quote takes on a new meaning

Remember Mark Webber’s controversial interview on ITV after his retirement at the Japanese Grand Prix? It’s kids, isn’t it. It’s kids with not enough experience, and they just go and fuck it all up! At the time, most people — myself included — thought that he was referring to Sebastian Vettel. But my brother brought […]

Too many thoughts on Fuji

Firstly — apologies for the lateness of my review of the Japanese Grand Prix. Another busy weekend spilled over into Monday, and is spilling over into Tuesday and Wednesday as well. (I am being very naughty by writing this post.) There are so many talking points that it is difficult to know where to start. […]

Could more adverts be a good thing?

Ofcom has said that it is thinking about letting television stations broadcast more adverts. Ofcom are considering allowing nine minutes of advertising per hour. Currently an average of seven minutes per hour is allowed, although a maximum of twelve minutes in any one clock hour is permitted. Longrider is a libertarian but reacts with horror […]

F1 coverage to get its much-needed boost?

As the 2007 Formula 1 season approaches (only a week to go, wheee!), there is only one question on everybody’s lips: Is the television coverage going to improve? I am not talking about ITV’s coverage. Although we would all prefer there not to be any commercial breaks and would like to believe that there is […]

2006 Turkish Grand Prix review — at last!

I’ve finally got round to writing a proper review of the Turkish Grand Prix. In the end, it turned out that I didn’t actually miss all that much of it (if the highlights programme was anything to go by), although there were a couple of bits that I missed. I think I was mostly just […]

2006 Hungarian Grand Prix

Sorry I’m so late with this post on the most incredible grand prix of the year. I’ve been very busy recently, and when I’ve not been busy I’ve been tired. Anyway, from an early age — probably when I turned 4 in 1990 — I learned that everything bad in life can be attributed to […]