BMW – Bizarre Manufacturer Withdrawal

The other big news of yesterday was the sudden withdrawal of BMW from Formula 1. This season will be their last. It can’t be called a complete shock. It had become very fashionable in F1 circles to say something like, “I am sure one or two or all of BMW, Renault and Toyota will pull […]

Felipe Massa: A worthy runner-up

I think this year Felipe Massa has converted a lot of people. Particularly, his performance — both on and off the track — were a demonstration on what a true sportsman should be all about. After turning in a perfect performance in challenging conditions, Massa had the World Championship snatched from his grasp by events […]

Showing your support — F1 teams and merchandise

About a month ago Craig at Craigblog wrote a post about F1 merchandise. It was quite a coincidence because at the same time I was on the verge of buying the first piece of F1 merchandise I had bought for a very long time. Since the turn of the decade I have watched Formula 1 […]

BMW Sauber grab historic 1-2 while Hamilton slips up

Wow, what another incredible race! This year’s Canadian Grand Prix was always going to be exciting. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve usually provides excitement and unpredictability and pre-race reports of the possibility of rain threatened to add even more uncertainty into the mix. Then when the circuit started breaking up even more than normal during qualifying, […]

The Time in a Shed theory

In the post I wrote about Lewis Hamilton a couple of days ago, there was an interesting tangential discussion in the comments that I would like to share on the front page. Kathryn S suggested that one of the reasons Lewis Hamilton may be struggling now is that he hasn’t spent enough time in a […]

BMW’s striking new car

It is often said that if you painted all F1 cars the same colour then they would all look the same. That’s not quite true. They might all look broadly similar, but all of the cars have their own characteristics. For instance, McLaren have their distinctive ‘horns’. Nevertheless, it is rare to see any teams […]

Reliability halts McLaren again!

This time, though, it wasn’t the car, but a manhole cover. It got blown off by a car and then Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into it. There’s always something new in Formula 1, isn’t there? Anyway, the race was dead boring, apart from that bit where somebody locked up. Was it Barrichello? I can’t even […]

BMW buy Sauber

Sorry, this is becoming a predominantly Formula 1 blog! BMW buy Sauber! It’s good to see that they haven’t been put off by Sunday’s events. Where now for Williams though? My brother just suggested Cosworths! Hahahahah! Toyota is more likely though — supplying three teams would be a real stretch though! Meanwhile, GrandPrix.com comes up […]

Villeneuve’s ‘mysterious’ lack of pace

Apparently Jacques Villeneuve’s lack of pace at the Australian Grand Prix is a ‘mystery’. There is nothing mysterious about it — I can give you the answer: he is shit. Nobody really noticed Villeneuve’s lack of pace at the time. Everybody was bogged down in stuff that was, you know, interesting. From a distance it […]