Alonso Wins British Grand Prix

The Guardian’s headline called today’s Grand Prix of Great Britain “thrilling.” It surely was an interesting wet-dry race, but more properly characterized as a collection of missed opportunities, unexpected gaffes, silly penalties bad pit work and annoying team orders. Fernando Alonso won for Ferrari to commemorate 60 years since the teams first Formula One victory. Read More …

Seb’s Stats

Six out of eight race wins to start a Formula One season. Seven poles. No classifications lower than 2nd. Sebastian Vettel is having a hell of a year. Better than Niki Lauda in 1976 (five wins of first nine, three poles). Better than Jim Clark in 1965 (six wins of fist seven, four poles). Better than Aryton Senna in 1991 or Nigel Mansell in 1992. Better even than Michael Schumacher in 2002 or 2004. Read More …

Ecclestone Says Vettel’s Dominance Makes F1 “Interesting”

Swimming against the tide of popular opinion, F1 impresario Bernie Ecclestone has pronounced that Sebastian Vettel’s crushing dominance in F1 2011 to-date is “what makes it so interesting for the fans” and muses that there is no reason “why there shouldn’t be a Red Bull era?” Read More …