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[25 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | 6,000 views]
The Schumacher Affair

Twenty years ago today, a young Michael Schumacher made his Formula One début. Seven World Championships would follow, however, it may be the dealings of the night of 5 September 1991, which saw Schumacher leave Jordan for Benetton, which marked the most significant change for Formula One.

Headline, Personal musings »

[15 Aug 2011 | 17 Comments | 10,292 views]
How Much Would We Miss F1?

There has been a lot of discussion about the coverage of F1 in the UK moving from BBC next year to all the races being broadcast live on Sky, with the BBC coverage only showing half of them live and the rest being ‘extended highlights’. Now, a lot has been said on the subject on many sites (including my own), but with the dust settling a little bit a few weeks after the shock announcement, I’ve had a little more time to ponder and reflect on it…

Personal musings »

[23 Jan 2011 | 13 Comments | 32,007 views]
Is Formula One Boring?

This is a question that has an intermittent, albeit persistent, appearance throughout Formula One history. One could argue it’s necessary, if only to provide something to discuss during the off season, and what do you know…
In a perfect world we would have season after season filled with heart-stopping action, controversy at every turn and a different winner each year. But as we are all well aware, we do not live in a perfect world, far from it…

Personal musings »

[6 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,260 views]

The 2010 season seems a distant memory, and Christmas is nearly here, so it’s time to launch Viva’s 2011 Mega Prediction Competition – bigger and better!

First run in 2010, and won by Maverick (who also won the race-by-race game, which will also be back for 2011) our game asks you to predict various things about the forthcoming season, and you get a point for each thing you get right. 30 questions to tax your brain plus a few tie breakers just in case.

Questions include the two title winners and runners …

Book Review »

[26 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 3,088 views]
World Motor Sport Records 2011 (Review)

When you were a kid, did you ever get an “Annual” at Christmas? You know, the kind of book dedicated to your favourite football team, TV program or music band and packed to the brim with interesting stories, facts and detail that you couldn’t wait to tell your mates about? Then this is the book for you!

Guest Authors, Personal musings »

[16 Aug 2010 | 20 Comments | 1,696 views]

Perception is a funny thing. It can make or break careers in all manner of spheres. Politics, business, entertainment, and of course sport. Motorsport is no exception. This is a post about the perception of drivers who could’ve been F1 World Champion, but ended up doing other things often through little fault of their own.

When it comes to motor racing if you start with two drivers of equal talent in Formula 3, within five to ten years one of them will no doubt be a successful Formula 1 star. The …