Monthly Archives: May 2013

This post is not really for the benefit of my readers, all 17 of you, although please by all means give it a whirl. It’s more like therapy for this blogger than a regular post aimed to benefit the general F1 public. The Monaco GP was exciting, action packed and provided some drama concerning Pirelli (what a shocker) and produced the fourth driver to win a GP this 2013 season. Sadly Fernando… Read More

Formula One, you are so fickle! Except for the fact that it was required to have one on each corner of your car to race, tires did not play any part whatsoever in who won the Monaco GP (not too much or too little degradation for any of the 22 drivers) but somehow the tire issue is again front and center. Unbelievable. Before I go on one my tangents I will say a… Read More

So what changed? That is a simple one. The Weather. I am always taken aback when just as qualifying is supposed to begin for a grand prix the rain shows up as if on cue. And to dispel any question of who is in control (the race gods), the rain checks out right after Qualifying has been completed. Exit stage right. One thing never in question is what the rain does to… Read More

I don’t have much to blog about right now, that will be right after Qualifying. When we have the grid set. When we have the answers to a couple of the key questions about this weekend. Can Mercedes continue their fastest one-lap form and take another pole? Has Ferrari moved any closer to the Mercedes or Red Bull in Qualifying? Has Red Bull be hiding their true speed? Some of these question… Read More

Now that the everyone has thrown in their two cents, five cents and in the case of experts, pundits and crazy bloggers like my self, our 50 cents, about pirelli, the tires and everything else in the wake of the the last race (at least for now) I thought I would say a few words about Fernando Alonso. Before the tires took the conversation hostage post Spain, this was supposed to be… Read More

Well here we are day four, not counting Black Sunday, and although the F1 world has settled down a bit there are still articles, blogs and comments to be read and considered. I have made my thoughts pretty clear in the two posts I put up earlier in the week. I could go provide further insight that supports my point of view but instead I want to draw your attention to some… Read More

Well by now I have read so much about this whole Pirelli, Red Bull tire affair that I feel a little dizzy. From the blogs, news services, team sites and everything in between you would think this blogger is burned out. Problem is I am not. It is often said that in Formula One everything in addition to the cars are moving at an incredible speed. Blink and you might miss something…. Read More

Today the BBC ran a piece titled Red Bull boss on Pirelli tyres: ‘F1- nothing to do with racing any more‘ and although the boss of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz stops short of calling the racing faked, or false he comes pretty darn close. It seems pretty disingenuous to come out and say that Formula One is not racing anymore right after your clock was cleaned by the competition. Where was all… Read More

This was supposed to be a post about how Fernando Alonso and Ferrari bounced back from Bahrain. I had a really snappy title for it, which was: Mercedes Fades, Vettel Loses His Wings, And Alonso Rewrites History… How through bold strategy, a perfectly timed pit stop call, and a car that seems to have the pace in all situations, they delivered an inspired result. How Fernando executed a drive that was nothing less… Read More

Well, well, well, it looks like there is a new kid in town when it comes to one lap pace. Mercedes AMG has now made it three for three courtesy of Nico Rosberg in the last two races and Lewis Hamilton’s pole back in China. I was not the only one surprised by this, the footage of the top 3 qualifiers, Rosberg, Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel shows Vettel in a state that… Read More