I walk through the pit lane in Austria and watch the activity in the garages. Engineers, mechanics, drivers, photographers… It takes a while for me to spot a woman in amongst them. It’s in the Mercedes garage. It’s Kim Stevens, the track aerodynamicist. She’s half buried under the car, checking over the chassis, collecting vital … Continue reading Be The Change – IWD
A recap of my Miami adventure featuring the Race of Champions, alligators, donuts, butterflies and balcony banter.
With Nico Rosberg's shock retirement, there's now a surprise spot open in the championship winning team. So who are our contenders to partner Lewis Hamilton in 2017? Unsurprisingly, in the week since learning of Nico Rosberg's decision to leave Formula 1, an abundance of names have been attached to his now vacant seat. Because who wouldn't … Continue reading Musical Chairs at Mercedes
OK, so I read this article this morning and, ignoring the fact that you never see things like this made for any other driver on the grid, I thought it was frankly amazing how far people will go out of their way to make it known just how much better Lewis Hamilton is than Nico … Continue reading Newsflash: Motorsport isn’t “fair”.
Dear Lewis Hamilton, So you’re not a fan of the Red Bull Aeroscreen. Nor were you a fan of the Halo concept proposed by Ferrari. Fine. Everyone is of course entitled to their opinions and I completely understand how a driver would prefer to keep to the familiar and the old school way of working. … Continue reading An Open Letter to Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes Still Dominant As Hamilton Claims Pole in Bahrain Qualifying Farce...Déjà Vu? The new qualifying format seen in Australia bombed. No one had a good thing to say about it. Teams admitted that it was terrible and we should go back to the 2015 format. Everyone was united in this. And so the FIA and FOM … Continue reading Bahrain GP Qualifying 2016 Recap
Thrilling Season Opener Hands First Blood to Rosberg Talk about your weekend of two halves. After the debacle that was Saturday qualifying, we could be forgiven for being a little cautious about the race. Would it be even more of a disaster? Would the changes make any difference or somehow make things worse? Were we … Continue reading Australian GP 2016 – Race Recap
Mercedes Still Dominant As Hamilton Claims Pole in Australian Qualifying Farce Today has very much been a day of "I told you so's". The drivers, the fans, the commentators; everyone was skeptical about the new qualifying format and as it turned out, we were all justified. Even those who had been asking people to give it … Continue reading Australian GP Qualifying 2016 Recap
So, testing for the 2016 has been completed and there’s now less than a week until we get to see these cars in action at Albert Park in Melbourne. This was only my second experience of testing but I know well enough from last year that it’s hard to take a lot from the timesheets but … Continue reading Pre-Season Preconceptions
(Yes, I am aware it is Tuesday but NaNoWriMo has messed with my schedule...) This weekend it's time for Round 18 of the 2015 Formula 1 season: Brazil. And this is the one race of the season that stresses me out the most. Because what scarce impartiality I have really goes out the window at my favourite … Continue reading This Week: The Brazilian GP 2015