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.
Monaco 2014 GP
Tuesday, May 27
Truth or lie? That question will forever linger in the F1 paddock, and we'll never know if there was foul play on Nico's part, or if he really missed his braking point for Mirabeau. That's the problem with suspicion, it never dies. Regardless, what happened in Monaco was written on the wall or Racing, and we can now be certain that no nice guy is going to take the World Champion crown at the end of the season. George Orwell wrote, in 1945: "Serious sport is war minus the shooting". Men have not changed, and racers certainly haven't, so let's not act surprised: we are just witnessing games of power.