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F1 – An Event of National Importance? I Don’t Think So!

So F1 heads to India this weekend. Many people will naturally ask: why? To be fair the circuit is a pretty good one by current standards, and the locals are a colourful and friendly bunch, but to the general public … Continue reading

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A Big Meeting in Paris

So, the FIA, team’s representatives and Bernie Ecclestone had a soiree in Paris to discuss the future of Formula One. The outcome is that a new Concorde Agreement is – at least – some weeks away. What a surprise! Bringing … Continue reading

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Why Do You Watch F1?

A discussion elsewhere about the merits of modern F1 led me to the question: why do we watch F1? I’ve been following motor sport for around 40 years now (I was very young when I took an interest) and have … Continue reading

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A History Lesson – Non Championship F1 Races

The younger among you may wonder what on earth I’m on about; non-championship F1 races? What’s the point? Modern F1 may be a fast moving advertising billboard, but it wasn’t always so. Just as works teams used to run F2 … Continue reading

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Massa Gets Another Year

As expected, Ferrari has confirmed that Felipe Massa will continue alongside Fernando Alonso at the team for 2013. Note that it is a single year deal. His performances of late have certainly improved, yet the first half of the season … Continue reading

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Adrian Sutil – What’s he up to?

Adrian Sutil left F1 under a cloud at the end of the 2011 season. The famous Chinese nightclub incident involving assault on Genii Capital CEO (and the-team-formerly-known-as-Renault bigwig) Eric Lux left him facing criminal charges. He was duly sentenced to … Continue reading

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Korea, and the 2013 Calendar

The Korean Grand Prix is something of an anomaly; the circuit is a strange one, with teams admitting it requires a unique approach, and the stands are largely empty. Korea is no hot-bed of F1 fanaticism, after all. It remains … Continue reading

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