Bahrain GP – The Race

Alonso racing in Bahrain (by the 4 year old) Well despite the collective might of the Bahraini protestors, Ed Miliband, Yvette Cooper and George Galloway (oh and 17 MPs), the Bahrain GP did actually take place. Time for George to move on and find another cause célèbre to vent his spleen on. Oh here’s an…

Bahrain GP – Qualifying

Oh how we loved all loved China with its brilliant racing. And best of all there wasn’t a single petrol bomb or Molotov cocktail in sight. Welcome to Bahrain where we have petrol bombs, grenades, Molotov cocktails and shootings galore! According to Jean Todt, the FIA is only interested in sport not politics. Sure it…

Chinese GP – The Race

Ok here’s the thing. I think I might have called F1 races in China a bit ‘meh’ in my qualifying blog. But then what do I know? It turned out to be a frigging brilliant Chinese Grand Prix full of (shock horror) wheel to wheel racing from beginning to end. Mind you, it does lack…

Chinese GP – Qualifying

To my utter astonishment the other day I discovered that this will be the 9thChinese Grand Prix. And there was me thinking this was a new-ish race on the F1 calendar. I do have a blurry memory of Schumacher winning one race in China and more recently various McLarens winning and…er…that’s pretty much it. Now…

Ayrton Senna

Any motor-racing fan of a certain age can tell you where they were on 1 May 1994. I was home from university and was watching the San Marino Grand Prix with my parents (yes, the petrolhead gene is inherited). Leading the race, Senna lost control of his Williams car at the Tamburello curve on lap…