Slow but steady wins the race for Räikkönen

Sorry! Very late once again. Very busy weekend once again. I’m actually staying up well past my bedtime to write this post. (And not because I’m waiting to see if In Rainbows is released this evening, oh no!) Anyway, the Chinese Grand Prix was just the sort of classic race that reminds you why you […]

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 Chinese Grand Prix

An entertaining race, well worth getting up at 6am for. Even if it’s zombified me for the rest of the day. It seemed as though Renault were going to walk away with it today. With the changeable conditions, the Michelins were clearly coping better in the wet. At least that was the case in qualifying. […]

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 […]

Formula One 06 (PS2)

Here, finally, is my review of this year’s Formula One video game for the PlayStation 2. I’ve had a few weeks to let the game sink in, so it’s time to let rip! Diving straight into a ‘quick race’ and the game feels quite similar to last year’s edition — on the surface at least. […]

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 […]

2006 United States Grand Prix

What a dull race! James Allen was as usual trying his best to make out that it was the most amazing spectacle ever, but it wasn’t. Apart from all the incidents at the start and an overtaking move for 9th place (don’t get too excited now!) towards the end, absolutely nothing happened apart from Alonso […]

2006 San Marino Grand Prix

That was a strange race. It wasn’t very exciting, then it got very exciting, and then it became very boring again. A few points. First of all, I am not at all sure we television viewers got the full story of the race. It is a shame, but you can really tell these days whether […]

ITV’s USGP coverage is up for a Bafta

ITV1’s coverage of the 2005 United States Grand Prix — yes, that one — has been nominated for a Bafta! It’s true you know. The idea seems strange at first. Are you sure they got the right race? Well, although the USGP may have marked a real low point for Formula 1, I think it […]