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BRAVO NICO

BRAVO NICO

At the Amber Lounge after race party, all the attention was on him, the 2016 Formula One World Champion. Then, suddenly, papa Keke turned up at Nico’s table and rivers of emotions merged with cascades of champagne. History was written again for the Rosberg family, this time the plot being a different one. It allContinue Reading

All in the Family

All in the Family

Rosberg’s success in Suzuka has meant victory for Mercedes-Benz in this year’s Manufacturers Championship with four races to go. Ferrari and Red Bull failed to pose a serious problem to the silver arrows in 2016 and they are now fighting their own battle for second place. Pretty boring stuff. For three years now, Mercedes haveContinue Reading

Rules Unruled

Rules Unruled

The Hungarian F.1 GP offered different topics worth discussing. In my opinion, attention should be focused on how some FIA rules were interpreted and implemented by the Stewards during the race in Budapest. “In primis” the controversial application of the double yellow flags warning shown during the very last lap of Q3. Corner marshals were waivingContinue Reading

Team Disorders

Team Disorders

How many times have we seen that? Senna vs Prost, Prost vs Mansell, Mansell vs Piquet, Alonso vs Hamilton and now Hamilton vs Rosberg … Are we surprised? Not at all! In motor sport, a driver’s number one enemy is his own teammate and this announced rivalry often offers great on track fighting and debatableContinue Reading

Seventeen years ago in Germany …

Seventeen years ago in Germany …

Grand Prix of Europe at Nurburgring, September 26, 1999, I was there. Grand Prix of Monaco, May 29, 2016. I was there. Seventeen years apart, but the story repeated itself last Sunday. Nurburgring: Eddie Irvine comes into the pits following a last minute strategy decision. Slicks for slicks to change a two pit stop strategyContinue Reading

Déjà vu ????

Déjà vu ????

Another year, another story? Not really sure. I am almost convinced that in 2016 we are going to witness another dominance by Mercedes. I have said it before: you cannot “invent hot water” in motor sport … winning cycles are called so because they last for 3-4 years or until the change of rules givesContinue Reading

I VOTE FOR LEWIS

I VOTE FOR LEWIS

“Please no, this is the worst mod in Formula One History “ Hamilton said when he saw the Halo being fitted to the Ferrari last week. The recently tested front roll bar protection has generated more than one comment among F.1 drivers and staff, lots of for and against. I am totally with Lewis, FernandoContinue Reading