Category Archives: F1

It may be a good thing that Mark Webber was robbed of Malaysia victory by his team-mate #F1

Like many, I watched the podium ceremony after yesterday’s Malaysian Grand Prix with more than a little bit of grumpiness.  Mark Webber, who had led from early in the race after passing his pole-sitting team-mate, looked, by the final pit … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel | 6 Comments

Brilliant Brazil thriller for Vettel’s hat-trick #f1

The circuit at Interlagos never fails to disappoint. If you have a Formula One championship going down to the wire, what better place to end the season than in a place which seems, like Spa, to have its own micro-climate, … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, nico hulkenberg, Sebastian Vettel | Leave a comment

Pass the smelling salts – F1 rumour mill scaring me

I have had my fill of traumatic reshuffles this week. The last thing my tired and emotional self needed as I headed home after a wonderfully relaxing meal out with friends was to see on Twitter rumours that my least … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikonnen, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Michael Schumacher, Pastor Maldonado, Ross Brawn, Rubens Barrichello | 1 Comment

Discovering GP3 – succession planning in action

This weekend is the first for as long as I can remember that we’ve not had something on, whether lib demmery,  election preparation, trips away to Cardiff to see Doctor Who or my sister’s wedding. So, there is no guilt … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Brundle, Alice Powell, Carmen Jorda, F1, GP3, Mark Webber, Mitch Evans, Motorsport, MW Arden, Vicky Piria, Will Buxton | Leave a comment

#F1 should not be in Bahrain this weekend

There is no way that the Formula 1 circus should be going anywhere near Bahrain this weekend. The report published by Amnesty International contains grim evidence of unfair trial, arrest, police brutality and torture. The last cases they document took … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty International, Bahrain, F1, Sebastian Vettel | 1 Comment

Bright Button in a vanilla Sky #f1

So, that’s the first race of the Formula 1 season over, then. This season looks like it’s going to be intriguing. The Red Bull domination appears to be over. While they’re still very strong, they have an equal and worthy … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Jenson Button, Martin Brundle | 3 Comments

Out for Sport – a research project on homophobia and transphobia in sport

Scotland’s Equality Network, building on the success of its Equal Marriage campaign is now setting about tackling homophobia and transphobia in sport. It pains me to think that there are some LGBT people who feel that they either can’t participate … Continue reading

Posted in Equality Network, F1, Homophobia, Sport | 3 Comments

Sky to have primary rights to #F1 races – a sad day for sport #bbcf1

I have written many times about how utterly fabulous I think the BBC’s Formula One coverage has been over the past two and a half years. The passion of presenter Jake Humphrey, the precision of Ted Kravitz, the empathy of … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Infernal wickedness | 6 Comments

>Calling all female #f1 fans today……….

>If you’re a female F1 fan, can you spare 5 minutes of your time to explain why you like the sport? Rachel Clarke is doing some research for a blog post on Badger GP. If you want to help, fill … Continue reading

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>#F1 Lewis Hamilton apologises on Twitter. So that’s all right then.

>Oh, wow. Isn’t Twitter marvellous? See when you make a total arse of yourself, all you need to do is get on Twitter 24 hours later and say sorry and all will be well with the world. I’m not sure … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Lewis Hamilton, Twitter | 3 Comments