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

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

I just read an article on YallaF1, Stewards Told To Be Lenient For 2013 Season. As the title states, it is about the stewards taking a more lenient view on race incidents and driver’s behavior this year. There is one line in particular that is really telling. “You can feel that the drivers have more confidence. Rarely have we seen as many die-hard, wheel-to-wheel battles as we saw in Bahrain.” The article… Read More

I know that makes no sense, there were cars on the track, at the end we had a winner and two runner-ups. So yes, in that respect a race was held at the Grand Prix of Bahrain. But was that the race we all wanted to see? I have a hypothesis: what we wanted to see was the RB9 and F138 go head to head with Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso mano a… Read More

This could be the shortest post so far of my short blogging career or maybe not. I could easily sum it up by saying Ferrari WTF, why gamble this early in the season? And be done with this post and move on. However, the impassioned, crazy F1 fanatic with an opinion on everything just can’t let it go. Guess you’re going to get the long version. Why am I so irate you… Read More

#10 – Super Cool Cars. Listen, I looooove American classic cars. ’32 Ford, ’50 Merc, ’55 Chevy coupe, most of the muscle cars from the late 60’s and early 70’s, are you kidding me? Awesome.  V-8 power, nothing like it. A gear-head is a gear-head (unless you live in England, then you’re a petrol-head). But there is no denying that the ultra-modern technology built into an F1 car is compelling. True, they… Read More

There are many things that the prognosticators were wrong about this past weekend. “Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull will run away with the Australian GP.” Nope, the best they could do was THIRD. “Ferrari and Fernando can’t race at the sharp end of the grid.” Yet there they were, ON THE SECOND STEP. (Another inspired drive by the BEST driver on the grid.) “Kimi Raikkonen doesn’t want it enough to win.” WRONG… Read More

Seriously…this is the kind of stuff that drives the fan base absolutely bonkers.  “Charlie,” really,  “a separate rule for two of the top three teams”?  Are you freakin’ kidding?  And F1/FIA wonders why the fans have such little respect for the organization as a whole.  I mean, we love it and are so wrapped up in it and all of its many machinations, but we are not too under its love spell… Read More