Tag Archive: Formula One

Dec 03 2016

Formula One 2016: Uh, What?!!

Nico Rosberg announces shock F1 retirement after maiden world title by Paul Weaver, The Guardian Friday 2 December 2016 08.25 EST Nico Rosberg has stunned Formula One by announcing his retirement, just five days after the 31-year-old became the sport’s world champion. He said he had “climbed my mountain”. Now he is going out at …

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Nov 27 2016

Formula One 2016: Yas Marina

Ultra Softs, Super Softs, and Softs (sounds like I’m describing bathroom tissue, I know). Hamilton substantially ahead of Rosberg in Qualifying (his 11th of 21) and it won’t make a bit of difference unless Rosberg manages to finish worse than 3rd. Froth and bother about the Mercedes crew rotation policy (which happened to coincide with …

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Nov 13 2016

Formula One 2016: Interlagos

It’s very simple and it hasn’t changed at all since Suzuka (Spa really). Rosberg, with 9 victories, is on track to win the Driver’s Championship because of the reliability problems experienced by Hamilton at the beginning of the season. After Hamilton/Rosberg 1/2 at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Rosberg is leading the Championship by 19 points with …

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Oct 30 2016

Formula One 2016: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

If you care about such things (and there’s no reason you should really) there is a lot of hype about whether Hamilton can overtake Rosberg for the Driver’s Championship, but the answer is- not really. With 3 races left (today, Interlagos, and Yas Marina) and 26 points between them, Hamilton is not in a position …

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Oct 23 2016

Formula One 2016: Austin

I have mixed feelings about Formula One. First of all it’s horrible, fixed, rigged and boring to watch. Second of all it’s it’s the best game out there, at least compared to other motor sports which really aren’t sports at all relying as they do upon… motors. Where’s the sport in that? I suppose I …

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Oct 08 2016

Formula One 2016: Suzuka

Late game. More later.

Oct 02 2016

Formula One 2016: Sepang

Rosberg starts 8 points ahead of Hamilton in the Driver’s Championship but in 2nd position after Qualifying, and by a lot- almost half a second. On the other hand Rosberg generally starts better. They’re tring to gin up some excitement about the Team Championship by talking about ho Red Bull is getting so close to …

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Sep 18 2016

Formula One 2016: Marina Bay

I hate the fly aways. Among other things they’re a huge personal inconvenience, disrupting the odd times I can actually sleep, but they also represent the corruption and venality of Formula One, bribery driven circus sideshows of geeky (in the biting heads off chickens sense) display that leave one feeling the need for many long …

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Sep 04 2016

Formula One 2016: Autodromo Nazionale Monza

This week the big news has mostly been off the track. As expected Filipe Massa has announced his retirement from Formula One, opening up a seat at Williams. It was thought there were 2 contenders for that position, Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez, but Button has announced that he is taking at least a year …

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Aug 28 2016

Formula One 2016: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

And we’re back from our August vacation from Formula One and there are basically 4 stories cooking. The one getting the most ink and commentary is the drive train penalties. Now most commentators are casting this as a Hamilton (Mercedes) problem. but the truth is that Alonso (Honda) and Ericsson (Ferrari) are effected also. The …

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