F1 & MotoGP Racing Blog

Noise-reduced Formula 1

  Sunday, 5 January 2014

The start of 2014 season saw the biggest technological change to the design of Formula 1 cars in the history of Grand Prix racing. So it was a great relief that the first 3 races of the F1 season produced extraordinary exciting racing and in the Bahrain Grand Prix probably the best race in living memory. This despite predictions of doom and gloom from many F1 pundits.

It is my opinion the changes have improved the racing tremendously. The new 1.6 litre hybrid engines develop tyre shredding torque which has placed new demands on the driver’s skill. Most drivers are meeting the challenge admirably but surprisingly Kimi and Seb are for the moment struggling to reproduce last season’s pace. It’s fascinating to watch.

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Pit lane walks

  Sunday, 23 June 2013

The ability to walk along the pit lane and look into the garages and perhaps spy one of your racing heroes is everyone’s dream. And it is that dream that drives the most frequent of all questions to be asked of me. “Can I buy a pit lane pass?” The short dream crushing answer is… “No!”

There is only one way to live your dream of wandering up and down the pit lane and that is to be an invited guest and be given a pit lane pass by one of the teams or by one of the team sponsors. This holds true for MotoGP and F1.

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Four thousand holes

  Wednesday, 3 April 2013

In 1967 the Beatles famously sang ‘I read the news today, oh boy. Four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire. And the holes were rather small. They had to count them all. Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.’

Fast forward 46 years to our winter of discontent. And I wonder how many pot holes Blackburn council would be reporting today. My guess is that the pot holes would fill the Albert Hall many times over.

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