Bluffer’s guide — Part 4: In context from F1 to F3

As outlined in a previous bluffer’s guide, there is no promotion or relegation and the decision for teams and drivers to enter F1 is essentially a business decision. But of course drivers (and sometimes teams) do not just appear out of thin air. There are countless other categories of motor racing that drivers also compete […]

More bad luck for Räikkönen as Trulli triumphs

Magny-Cours was always set to be a boring race. The circuit is not known for its competitive racing, and it’s difficult to imagine a more favourable circuit for Ferrari. The red team did indeed pull off into the distance, but that didn’t stop it being a more interesting race than expected. Kimi Räikkönen looked good […]

More surprises sprung in Canada

This is a continuation of my Canadian Grand Prix report. See yesterday’s post for the first part. It was not just BMW who sprung a major surprise at the Canadian Grand Prix. David Coulthard put in an excellent performance to gain the third spot on the podium. It has come at just the right time […]

The teams with one driver

A month ago Mark Webber said, “We have two drivers. Williams and Renault have only one.” Since then it has become clear that Webber’s own team is another with just one driver. And following the Turkish Grand Prix, Mike Gascoyne speaking on the Inside Line podcast added Toyota and Honda to the list of “one […]

Thoughts on Australia and Malaysia

Well I didn’t get a chance to post my thoughts on the Australian Grand Prix. The Malaysian Grand Prix came around so quickly. It’s a bit much to have back-to-back races straight after the off season — like being thrown in at the deep end. Anyway, it’s a good opportunity now for me to get […]

Predictions for 2008: the teams

Well, the teams have all now arrived in Melbourne. First practice gets under way at 11pm GMT this evening! How exciting! It also means that I have to rush to get my preview post written while there is still a point in making a prediction. I was hoping to write more predictions and hopes for […]

Can’t even move house in peace

I can’t believe that the fact that Lewis Hamilton is moving is still in the news. They were talking about it on the radio last night. I mean, when was this announced? Two, three weeks ago? And the media is still yammering on about it. I will actually defend Lewis Hamilton here. It is not […]

F1 season review: the backmarkers

At last! I have got round to starting on my review of the Formula 1 season. Because it has taken so long for me to get round to it, I have had enough ideas gestating around for me to write several posts on this. So I will write one post every Sunday for a few […]

Difficult decisions for Alonso and McLaren

Fernando Alonso’s departure from McLaren is kind of old news now. But Ponzonha asked me to write about it, and I still have some views on it, so here they are. I guess the first thing to point out is that Alonso’s departure from McLaren is not much of a surprise. There was still a […]

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 […]