Belgian GP – The Race (and fall-out)

The moment Civil War erupted And so its all-out war. The ‘clear the air’ talks at Mercedes between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were about as successful in preventing hostilities as the ‘peace in our time’ Munich Treaty. And as angry as Niki Lauda was after the race, I’m not sure I have ever seen…

Belgian Grand Prix – Qualifying

How much have I missed F1? I am overjoyed that it is back in all its crazy, controversial, glorious technicolour. And not only is it back, but it is back at The Best Track in the entire calendar, Spa-Francorchamps. I have waxed lyrical about this stunning circuit so many times that I will resist doing…

Hungarian Grand Prix – The Race

Hungary is a lot like Monaco. It may not throw up an exciting race very often but when it does, they are truly magnificent spectacles. I warmed up for Sunday’s race by watching (and therefore making the poor husband watch as well but he owes me big time for the entire month of televisual viewing…

British Grand Prix – The Race

Lewis Hamilton triumphant at the British Grand Prix! Sorry for kind of skipping over the Austrian Grand Prix. I missed most of the race live and then the World Cup, Wimbledon and kids stuff took over. Anyway it was another Mercedes one-two. Plus ca change. But we are now at the home of Formula 1…

Canadian Grand Prix 2014

  Aussie Rules! A non-Mercedes winner (for the first time this season) – check ✓ A maiden Grand Prix winner – check ✓ Race leader changes unexpectedly in closing stages of the race – check ✓ Safety car – check ✓ Another safety car – check ✓ Opening lap crash – check ✓ Final lap crash…

Monaco Grand Prix – The Race

The clouds of war are gathering The Monaco Grand Prix of 2014 was one of those rare Monaco races. One which was thoroughly engrossing and tension-packed from start to finish and full of flat out racing. There was even a smidgen of audaciously brilliantly overtaking, most outrageously Hulkenberg on Magnussen at Portiers. No one EVER…

Monaco Grand Prix – The Race Build-up

The gloves are off Just when we thought things were getting a little dull, along came Monaco. And before even the race itself, the F1 paddock was mired in controversy. Rosberg’s actions will be hotly debated but one thing is for sure – the F1 season has exploded into life.I had the best of intentions…

Monaco – A Preview

Monaco on race day This is it. The one we have all been waiting for. It is time for F1 to park its fleet of super yachts and check into the impossibly glamorous, opulent, crazy little Principality tucked away at the bottom of France. Welcome folks to Monaco. It really is like no other place…

Spanish Grand Prix memories

My greatest Spanish Grand Prix memory ever (really not very hard to guess!) One of the unexpectedly lovely aspects that emerged from reflecting on the recent 20thanniversary of Ayrton Senna’s tragic accident was the opportunity or excuse to relive some exceptional races. The late 80s through into the early 90s are the period when I…

Ayrton Senna – 20 years on…

Ayrton Senna, 1960-1994 1994 should have been the season that Ayrton Senna won his fourth world championship. His new team, the mighty Williams, had won the two preceding world championships in 1992 and 1993 with Mansell and Prost respectively, as well as both constructor’s titles. Senna’s arch-nemesis, the metronomically brilliant and four time world champion…

Chinese Grand Prix – The End of the Beginning

Every picture tells a story… If truth be told the Chinese Grand Prix doesn’t remotely deserve a Churchillian quote (given its insipid nature a Nick Clegg quote – if indeed there is such a thing as a memorable Cleggy quote – would be far more appropriate). However, this race does mark the end of the…

Bahrain Grand Prix – The Race

Hamilton and Rosberg – do they stand on the brink of war? So a question to all the critics, doomlords and naysayers who have torn into Formula 1 in recent weeks – was that race exciting enough for you?!!!! Just when you least expect it (and c’mon lets be honest who really thought in a…