Vettel – Italy 2008
Ricciardo – Australia 2012
Hamilton – Monaco 2007
Rosberg – Monaco 2013
Alonso – Spain 2013
Raikkonen – Abu Dhabi 2012
Grosjean – USA 2013
Maldonado – Spain 2012
Button – Canada 2011
Magnussen – TBC
Perez – Malaysia 2012
Hulkenberg – Italy 2013
Gutierrez – Japan 2013
Sutil – Japan 2007 (Cmon, 8th in a Spyker)
Vergne – Canada…[Read more]
@jb001 Mistakes were definitely made on both sides but CART’s biggest tactical error was surely letting the IRL use their old chassis to begin with.
But I don’t believe in ignoring the mistakes of the past just because they’re uncomfortable. To retread the cliche, those who don’t learn from it are doomed to repeat it. Motor racing seems…[Read more]
One other thing: The irony of CART being formed after a previous split in 1979 (following the deaths of most of the USAC board in a plane crash) is not lost on me. Ten years later, a board consisting largely of team owners had full control over US open wheel racing.
Has anyone tried out the Turn 15 Premium Zone before, and if so is it worth the extra $$? The old man is unfortunately not keen on grandstand tix as he just wants to walk around, so it’s either GA or Premium Zone for us.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
To be fair CART’s leadership made some pretty stupid decisions. They chose boycott and a futile, destructive war rather than showing up at the 500 in ’96 and ending the split there and then. Then came 25/8 etc.
I’d rather not retread this old ground as it isn’t productive – you said it yourself, this was 20 years ago. Besides, there are other…[Read more]
You can find all the F1 Fanatic articles on the 2009 season here:
20 years ago today Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George declared he would set up a rival to the CART championship.
Among George’s complaints were the governance of the championship, which he believed was holding back its development, and the cost of competing:
I have personally made every effort in the past two years to work with…
1) You use shoe-warmers, which you take off about 5 seconds before you put your shoes on.
2) You open your mouth while running, thinking that it would be a form of air box.
3) You try to create a street circuit around your neighborhood
4) You’re presented with the last name “Baumgartner”, you think of Zsolt, instead of Felix.
5) You believe that…[Read more]
Marina-side race, using the wide dual carriageway nearby for the pits and the fast bits, with a sweeping first right hander and a turn 4 hairpin. Also contains a tight chicane that’s situated right next to an actual bus stop and a kinky last corner
A random list of races that I always think of with drivers on the grid:
Perez: Canada 2012
Hulkenberg: Korea 2013/Brazil 2012
Maldonado: Spain 2012
Hamilton: Germany 2011/Britain 2008
Raikkonen: Japan 2005
Vettel: Singapore 2013
Alonso: Malaysia 2012
Rosberg: Monaco 2013
Button: Canada 2011
Webber (I know he’s gone): Australia 2002 or Monaco 2012
I would love to race in F1. Or even just GP2 or Formula 3.
Never bothered trying yet but I might one day…
I was once told after a small karting championship that I had potential.
I shall ignore that for now.
Basically I won about 6 out of 10 races in this British kart thing and in one (I remember the track was still damp after a huge downpour)…[Read more]
While up at Thruxton for the BTCC one year (I was about 14) I spoke to the team owner of a team in the Ginetta Junior Championship. I managed to wangle a sort of test in some go-karts at the kart center next door against his current drivers, and beat them all.
He then said I could have the drive he was offering if I could find £10,000 worth of…[Read more]
There is a generic prediction league here fairly simple but thought I’d put it up anyway
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