Thrill, speed, battles and cars. I'll keep you posted on what's going on in the world of Formula One, one GP after another - the whole season.
Pictures from the German Grand Prix
Note: Sorry! I know it's a bit late, and the German GP was 3 weeks ago.. but it won't hurt to look at the pictures from the paddock!
< Pic 1: Mark's loose wheel cased quite a ruckus in the paddock, but the FIA has a solution for that! 10 place grid penalty if the tyre is fitted loosely.
<Pic 2 - Sebastian Vettel celebrates with his team after maiden German GP win. Did you know Seb has scored twice as many points this year than he had last year by the 10th race.
<Pic 3: there's a reason why he's called Brittany.. fabulous hair!
<Pic 4: Alonso. Championship. Car. That's all in this pic.
<Pic 5: 26 years old, 3 championships, 30 career wins, 50 podiums.. and myriad records. Need more to explain 'great'?
<pic 6: The best part of the race is the start. When 22 cars line up, and the engines rev up. And you eagerly watch the treacherous 1st corner of the circuit wiping drivers out one by one.
< After the booing in Canada, and the cheer in Silverstone when he retired, the German grand Prix was a treat, when he passed by that huge banner and the sense of massive support I'm sure would've cheered him up.
There are 7 billion people in this world,
and there just 22 grand prix drivers. Out of the 22, there isn’t one female
racing driver. This does make you think, why aren't there any women Formula One
racers? Sexism in motorsport is not new, in fact,
it’s it is as old as the sport itself. In a male dominated field of sport such
as racing, women, as a group haven’t made their mark yet. And in F1, there has
been just one female racing driver to have scored a single point - Lella Lombardi,
an Italian racer who raced for March-Ford in 1974 – 75, scored half a point
after finishing a good 7th position at the Spanish Grand Prix of
1975. Though the breakthrough for a
woman was first given to Maria Teresa de Filippis way back in 1958, she failed
to impress as much as Lomardi did. But yet, Maria, the former Maserati driver
will be remembered as a pioneer for women in motorsport because of her courage
and strength to venture into a sport like Formula One in the age when women were
trained to d…
After a week of break for all teams, the circus returns back to Barcelona for a second and final testing session before the season opener at Melbourne. This is the time you would ideally see teams out there every minute of the day trying to gain as much data as possible from the track programmes. This also is another opportunity for engineers and fans to try to read in between the lines to establish a more concrete pecking order, but you and I would be slightly insane to think the top teams wouldn’t sandbag this session, leaving everybody in a bit of a quandary. Here is the summary of Day 1 of the second test in Barcelona.
1. Felipe Massa set the pace on the morning of the first session with a hot lap on the super-soft tires which put him within 0.020 of the fastest time set in 2017 so far. The Brazilian also managed to test 67 laps, the second most of the morning session.
2. Daniel Ricciardo who clinched 2nd on the time sheets posted a late time on the Ultra-Soft tir…