ON THIS DAY – AUGUST 30th

ON THIS DAY – AUGUST 30th

Remember those who made the racing pinnacle the very best it could be as we capture small moments in Formula 1 history one memory at a time… 77-years-ago the founder of McLaren Mercedes, a young Kiwi racer named Bruce, was born in Auckland on this day, August 30th 1937. McLaren’s determination and will to win … Continue reading

Points, calculations and the top eight

Points, calculations and the top eight

At the start of 2010 the rules changed, allowing the top ten drivers to walk away with championship points. However, under the previous system, Kimi Raikkonen would sit on one lonely point and Jules Bianchi’s celebrations would be somewhat premature… At the close of the 2009 season, the FIA altered the points scoring system in … Continue reading

Brazil 2008: Hamilton defeats the odds

Brazil 2008: Hamilton defeats the odds

It is wet and windy, not ideal for open cockpit racing. Interlagos is almost unrecognisable under the Brazilian floods as Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa fight for 2008 championship glory.  It was an unforgettable race, one which perfectly reflects the unpredictable nature of Formula 1. In other words, it was a showcase of how talent … Continue reading

A LOOK BACK: Sauber on the top step

A LOOK BACK: Sauber on the top step

Cast your mind back to 2008, a time when Robert Kubica was the rain master, achieving what no one else has: a race victory for Peter Sauber and his Swiss team… Sauber F1 is a team struggling amidst rule changes, financial woes and reliability constraints. Their pointless first half to the 2014 season is the … Continue reading

Hungarian Grand Prix Paddock Diary

Hungarian Grand Prix Paddock Diary

I experienced a moment of clarity as I walked through a Formula 1 paddock for the first time, donning my Hungarian Grand Prix media pass. It was a rare moment of peace for my inner obsessive. I am often guilty of fussing unnecessarily over every word as I attempt to create the best work I … Continue reading