Tag Archive: Formula One

Sep 01 2019

Formula One 2019: Spa

Back after the August recess the 2019 Formula One season is 2/3rds done and so far the score board looks like this-       Mercedes 11       Red Bull 2       Ferrari 1 That 1 came from LeClerc who celebrated his very first Formula One victory today. This is where the point standings are- Constructors’ Championship Rank Team Points …

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Jul 14 2019

Formula One 2019: Silverstone

Re-thinking So two weeks ago Mercedes seemed on the verge of a shutout season, racking up 8 – 0 of 21 total after what was arguably one of the dullest races in the last 20 years at Circuit Paul Ricard. And then, appropriately enough Red Bull Racing won at Red Bull Ring. For Silverstone the …

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Jun 09 2019

Formula One: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

As the tastefully diffused for maximum visibility but pitiless and relentless LEDs glinted off the stark and spotless Epoxy of Maranello, Scuderia Marlboro was worried. Manufacturers’ Standings Rank Team Points 1 Mercedes 257 3 Red Bull Racing Honda 110 5 Racing Point BWT Mercedes 17 7 Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 16 9 Alfa Romeo Racing …

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May 26 2019

Formula One 2019: Monaco

Also Indy 500 Look, were I a total Motorhead I’d be covering Jetboat races from Australia (fascinating by the way) and Tractor Pulls. I choose Formula One as a demonstration of Late Neo Liberal Capitalism crashing decadently to a close and of course nothing epitomizes that like Monaco, Libertarian paradise of the Mediterranean. Seriously, to …

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May 12 2019

Formula One 2019: Circuit de Catalunya

I suppose it’s possible to overstate just how bad things are for Scuderia Marlboro. Barcelona, this very track, is also the site of Formula One’s Winter Testing which, like many things about Formula One, is highly regulated to benefit the Big 3- Maranello, Mercedes, and Red Bull. Long term, sport wide, systemic failure to the …

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Apr 28 2019

Pondering the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition

Pondering the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition“Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. On …

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Apr 28 2019

Formula One 2019: Baku

Baku is the Capital of Azerbaijan and the largest City in the World below Sea Level. It is a Street Circuit and the 2nd longest track in Formula One. It’s a relatively recent expansion to the schedule having held its first race in 2017, just 2 years ago. Tires will run from C2 Hard to …

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Apr 14 2019

Formula One 2019: Shanghai

I’ve been kind of light on the state of play so let’s catch up a little. During Test Season Maranello looked unbeatable. New Aero, new engine, for the most part they were a half second a Lap faster than Mercedes who has dominated the last 5 Seasons. They were especially quick in the straights (quicker …

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Mar 31 2019

Formula One 2019- Sakhir

I hate writing about Bahrain. It’s among the most odious and repressive places they race and they race in some pretty odious and repressive places. I’ll try and make the History as short as possible. After Mohammed died there was this big Civil War between followers of his nephew and those of some random Warlord. …

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Mar 17 2019

Formula One 2019: Albert Park

I hate these overnight races because for me, it’s not even the right day of the week. It’s Saturday dammit and will be until I take a nap. Last year was totally confusing with many rule changes, site changes, and a complete revamp of the Broadcast Network, schedule, and Announcers. At least when the moved …

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