Quick Note: I wrote a post about teammates and inter-team rivalries, number one and two drivers within a team. Whether you are at McLaren which has no driver status or Ferrari which clearly does, inevitably these numbers are always assigned to each driver, by either the media, the fans or the team itself. Lewis was defacto #1 at McLaren. From GrandPrix 247 Jenson Button has admitted that Lewis Hamilton is the fastest… Read More

Quick Note: For all of you thinking I will take the easy way out and post less of my 2500+ word rants and raves and substitute instead this new feature, well don’t worry. There will still be a post or two a week form yours truly about all of the things that get me fired up about F1 Ha ha.  -jp- From ESPNF1 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says Fernando Alonso was… Read More

Quick Note: I wanted to post about this when the news broke about Ross Brawn being replaced by Paddy Lowe, However I never got around to it, life is just a little more than me and my keyboard and my silly opinions. Instead it looks like I will be saving this post for sometime in May/June of 2014.     -jp-  From GrandPrix 247 Departing Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn, working his… Read More

Quick Note:  Hey everyone I will be trying out a few new things on the site to see I like them and if I want to incorporate them in permanently for next year. This is only a test. My idea is to grab one news item a day, repost it (I will not be changing the copy) and then respond to it under the heading “My Take”   If you feel so… Read More

This post might be slightly late, but then again I’m not a journalist and therefore not bound by a deadline, one of the luxuries of being a blogger, I suppose. I have had a few weeks to reflect on the season which ended and of course like most of the F1 social media world wanted to add a thought or two (and no, it won’t be about F.A.). My decision at the… Read More

Then, tomorrow was another day The morning found us miles away With still a million things to say Now, when twilight dims the skies above  Recalling thrills of our love There’s one thing I’m certain of Return, I will, to old Brazil I rarely start a post with a quote and when I do it signals a different kind of post, one that is off the beaten path of my usual fare. In… Read More

I, John-Pierre Rivera, am about to embark on a one-man mission. I don’t know why it took this long for me to figure it out. To see the light, to finally fulfill the true mission of this blog. I am perfectly clear on what needs to be done. There’s a prelude to every journey and maybe I just needed a bit of time to figure it out. To find my voice, set… Read More

“I knew it was too good to be true”, Sergio Perez must have been thinking as the season developed and his dream team turned out to have developed a less-than-optimal car. To make matters worse, his driving ability was called into question when he couldn’t make the car perform. The rumors that he will not be piloting a McLaren racecar in 2014 have been around for a couple of weeks but now it’s… Read More

As the title suggests, this is part three (and the last for now) in a series of posts in which I wanted to examine and more fully understand America’s relationship with Formula 1. The first installment was centered on an F1 expert from Europe, James Allen. His insight was surprising at times, also somewhat disheartening, and yet encouraging in regards to where F1 is right now and where it might be heading…. Read More

I knew what was coming. But I was quite frankly in denial about what I had to do. Part of me knew as far back as Canada. An unthinkable, troubling, beyond my comprehension thought would not go away. Somewhere back in the recesses of my mind I knew there was a chance, a very good chance, that I would have to sit down and write a post about Sebastian Vettel becoming a… Read More