The toughest job in F1: being Luca Badoer

In my review of the European Grand Prix, I didn’t mention Luca Badoer, who made his high-profile Ferrari d├ębut at the race. It was always going to be a tough ask, because the odds were so heavily stacked against him. For one thing, he had to get used to the car, which he had never […]

Bluffer’s guide — Part 5: Other motor racing series (continued)

This is the second part of my two-part series looking at other motor racing series. Read the first part here. Entry-level series (yellow boxes) These series are — as the heading suggests — ideal for those drivers who have just finished karting and are racing cars for the first time. Formula Renault 2.0 The most […]

Celebrations are banned

GrandPrix.com notes that Massa broke a rule at the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix. I thought this as soon as I saw him being handed the flag. That’s right. A driver waving a flag to celebrate at the end of the race is against the rules. The ridiculous rule was either brought in after […]

Monaco Grand Prix preview: watch the qualifying

This weekend is the Monaco Grand Prix, probably the most famous of them all. It’s meant to be the jewel in the crown of the Formula 1 season. As such, there are probably a lot of people who aren’t necessarily Formula 1 fans, but who tune into it especially because it’s the Monaco GP, in […]