AbuDhabi 2014 GP
Thursday, November 27
Despite the looming threat of the double points heresy, justice prevailed, and the best man won. Lewis Hamilton is the new World Champion, and his total of 11 wins versus 5 for his worthy opponent and teammate Nico Rosberg speaks volumes. Lewis has finally conquered his second title, after waiting six years since the first one, something that only happened once before, with Graham Hill (1962-1968). The Mercedes Panzer Division has left only crumbs to the opposition this season (but they must be congratulated), and we can only hope that 2015 will allow other players to compete at the highest level. This season, only the brilliant Daniel Ricciardo was able on occasion to take advantage of circumstances and score victory; no doubt we will hear more from the likeable and ultra quick Australian.
Italy 2014 GP
Thursday, September 11
I have to admit it was great to see Lewis finally scoring a victory, the first since the British GP over two months ago. The Monza tifosi seemed to think the same, as they were cheering Lewis on every occasion. I can't imagine the riot it would be if he were to drive for the Prancing Horse... Nico on the other hand was shamelessly booed by the same tifosi, which was unwarranted but the Italian fans have a peculiar, emotional way of perceiving race heroes... And of course, everyone was thrilled for Felipe Massa who scored his first podium for Williams. As for the Championship, it's far from over, and all bets are open!
Canada 2014 GP
Thursday, June 12
What do Gilles Villeneuve,Thierry Boutsen, Jean Alesi, Ralf Schumacher, Robert Kubica and Daniel Ricciardo share in common? They all won their first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Canada! And Daniel Ricciardio being the most genuinely nice guy we've seen for a while in Formula 1, his first and well deserved victory put a smile on everyone's face. Well, nearly everyone... Felipe Massa and Checo Perez were just getting helped out of their respective wreckages when Daniel took the checkered flag, after the massive high speed accident they were involved in. A lot has been said about it, my understanding of the events is that it was simply a racing accident, with the two drivers, who were ferociously battling, attempting to pass the guy in front of them in the final lap, and everything going wrong. Nobody does anything like that on purpose, not at 300 kmh, and once again it is hard to understand why the stewards of the meeting decided to punish one of the drivers... The price was already paid, no sense in treating the best drivers in the world as children in kindergarten.