FERRARI – WINNING AGAINST ALL ODDS

Ironic, isn’t it? The man blamed for crippling Formula One with his devastating dominance just 18 months ago is now credited with breathing new life to the formula, using the very same arsenal that damn near brought the sport to its knees; unanswerable speed, supreme skill and sublime victory. Sebastian Vettel’s victory at Sepang was…

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A SIDE-EFFECT OF DOMINANCE

Red Bull may have given Sebastian Vettel the wings to fly to his fourth straight title but I wonder what he’s giving them in return. Success, glory and riches beyond most mere mortals’ belief, of course; four consecutive constructors’ championships and a place among Formula One’s elite, yes. But that’s Red Bull Infiniti Racing, the…

THE WRONG REACTION

From its very conception motor racing was designed for the participation of those who display a certain gentlemanly behaviour; from the pre-war charming personality of Tazio Nuvolari and his peers, through the post-war wealthy enthusiasts battling against such professionals as Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio to today’s media aware racers, there has always been…

THE PIRELLI CONCERN

Until now, I’ve avoided commenting on Formula One’s current tyre situation for two reasons. Firstly, and excuse the pun, I find it a tiresome subject, one that has been approached by every motor sport publication often enough and sometimes, too often; every possible opinion has been voiced.  Secondly, the subject detracts from the racing –…

“MULTI-21” – VETTEL vs. WEBBER

As the reigning world champion and an ambassador for Formula One, what Sebastian Vettel did during the Malaysian Grand Prix was disappointing to say the very least. From certain viewpoints, what Sebastian Vettel did in Malaysia wasn’t wrong; as a racing driver he is there to win, and win he did. His sheer determination to…

F1 2013

Forget – for just a moment – the likes of Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton and take a minute to remember these two names because a bold claim follows; Nico Hulkenberg and Valtteri Bottas. These two will be World Champion one day. I have confidence that I will be proven correct in that prediction despite being aware…