Liveblogging the GP2 action in Monza

There might still be five races to go in the Formula 1 World Championship. But the Italian Grand Prix is the last European race of the season. That means that this weekend sees the climax of the GP2 Series for 2008. This has been the first year I have watched GP2 races in full and […]

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 […]

Do Ferrari get special treatment from the FIA?

The perception that the FIA is heavily biased in favour of Ferrari was already a current talking point even before the stewards made their decision on Lewis Hamilton yesterday. In the preview show for qualifying, ITV ran a piece about Felipe Massa’s unsafe release from a pitstop in Valencia. In that instance he was let […]

Focus on Ferrari’s pitstops

In my previous post I concluded that Ferrari will have to look at their engines to bring a halt to their reliability woes. But following the European Grand Prix it is also clear that they will have to look at their pitstop procedures. There were two pitlane controversies surrounding Ferrari today. First of all, Felipe […]

The Max Mosley verdict

Max Mosley has won his privacy case against News Group Newspapers Ltd, the publishers of the News of the World. A full PDF of the verdict is here. I am in two minds about this verdict. On the one hand, the News of the World is a scumbag newspaper full of scumbag stories, owned by […]

Paranoia over penalties

Well there has been a lot of controversy over who got penalised by the stewards at the French Grand Prix and who didn’t. And once again McLaren are at the centre of it all. After the Canadian Grand Prix I pointed out that Lewis Hamilton was beginning to show a worrying inability to accept when […]

Does Montreal belong in today’s F1 calendar?

The main talking point in the run-up to this year’s Canadian Grand Prix was the disintegrating track. Throughout qualifying the circuit was breaking up, leaving marbles and other debris off the racing line. This isn’t the first time the Montreal surface has caused problems — but this year it came earlier. The organisers blamed this […]

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 […]

Albatross crossing

A little part of my everyday life was changed recently. It was changed in a way that could have potentially made things better for everyone. Instead, it’s a stinking mess-up. Worse things might happen at sea. But more irritating things don’t. There is a particularly awkward cross-junction near the train station in Kirkcaldy. It’s not […]