Monthly Archives: January 2014

It is a familiar scene; it happens with regularity. I’m sure Michael is not the first nor will he be the last. The irony is so obvious it seems silly to even explain it. That being said I must explain it. I must state the obvious no matter how silly or in this case, tragic, it is. A Navy Seal comes home after four tours of duty in the Middle East only… Read More

From GranPrix 247 Quadruple World Champion Sebastian Vettel will only be an undisputed Formula 1 legend if he wins at the wheel of a less competitive car. That is the view of Fernando Alonso, who was Red Bull driver Vettel’s Championship runner-up in 2010, 2012 and 2013. “I think [that] when Vettel has a car like the rest in the field, if he wins, he will be greatly acknowledged and be one… Read More

From ESPN F1 Niki Lauda says Mercedes is “constantly learning new things” about its new engine ahead of the start of testing. The first test in Jerez takes place in just over three weeks’ time, with the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo engines set to receive their first track test in the 2014 cars. Lauda told Auto Motor und Sport that Mercedes has so far found cooling to be a key aspect, as the engines… Read More

Quick Note: This very issue is on my docket. I have made it a point to tackle this in my first few efforts of 2014. Until then here are a few thoughts about pay-drivers and moola. From GrandPrix 247 Snubbed Red Bull junior driver Antonio Felix da Costa deserved to be promoted up to Formula 1 in 2014, but money talked at Toro Rosso claims Brazilian driver Luiz Razia. Portuguese da Costa, 22, was… Read More

Hello everyone. The news that has dominated (as it should) is the very sad event of Michael Schumacher’s horrible skiing accident and I will continue to post updates as they come. However,  a new year is upon us, testing is in just three weeks (I can hardly wait) and there is plenty of other news that also needs to be gone over with a fine-toothed comb. I was going to open my… Read More

Friday and it would appear Michael’s condition has not changed significantly. Although this might indicate there is no improvement I would like to refer to his press agent Sabine Kehm when she previously stated: “The good news for today is [that] there’s no significant changes,” as said on the first day of 2014. With this in mind we should all focus on the positive signs the medical experts have outlined in these… Read More

We are now several days into the coverage of Michael’s Schumacher’s skiing accident and the subsequent treatment for his head injury. As of today his condition is stable. From what I can interpret from the most recent news stories this is a “good”sign. Schumacher is by no means out of danger as of yet and no one is predicting what and to what degree the long term damage will be, if any…. Read More