This weekend Formula 1 was on its grandest stage of all with the Monaco Grand Prix. Red Bull Racing was able to take yet another pole position with Mark Webber carrying momentum from the Spanish Grand Prix. However, we all know that Monaco can yield some surprising results and nothing would be a guarantee. Those surprises would not creep up this weekend as Mark Webber dominated his second event in a row. The Australian led flag to flag in what would be a Red Bull Racing 1-2. The result would…Read More
F1 – Australian Grand Prix Thoughts
Saturday night/Sunday morning brought us the second round of the Formula 1 2010 campaign and WOW! What a difference a wet track makes! Jenson Button would take an impressive victory and would actually get a couple respect points added in my book. The first corner clash of champions would prove too much for Michael Schumacher to overcome, but what about Fernando Alonso? What a dominant performance in the Ferrari after being spun completely around. I for one had wrote him off after that and he then showed me why he…Read More
F1 – Kobayashi in for Yas Marina!
Timo Glock’s leg and back injuries are going to sideline him for the final race of the season. Unfortunately, he only has himself to blame since he was reportedly searching for a different track on his ipod when he skidded off the track during qualifying at Suzuka. So, Kamui Kobayashi has been tapped to start his second F1 race this weekend for Toyota. Toyota was hopeful that Glock would be able to return this weekend for the inaugural Yas Marina night race, but have decided on the side of discretion,…Read More
Safety Paramount in Oz
The Australian Grand Prix venue has undergone changes to the layout in order to protect drivers in the case of an off track excursion. Last year Timo Glock took the Panasonic Toyota off road in a scary accident that slightly injured the German and had many people in arms over the safety of Melbourne after past accidents involving Alonso and Schumacher. Amongst the changes on course is is a flattening of the exit in turn 12. Similar changes include extending the curbing, and increasing the amount of artificial grass exiting…Read More