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Dennis the Menace

Will this be a good or bad thing for McLaren? (Don’t let my title put you off). Was Ron Dennis the reason McLaren (or Hamilton) won the title last year, or was he the reason they didn’t win it the … Continue reading

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Going for Gold

Bernie’s scheme to introduce medals instead of points is ludicrous. It’s so ludicrous that I’m not even sure if the whole thing’s a joke or not. Last year, for perhaps one of the few times in history, a driver won … Continue reading

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Twelve and Seventeen

You may have noticed in articles leading up to this weekend’s Chinese grand prix that some writers say Lewis had a 12 point lead last year, and some say he had a 17 point one. Which is it? And why … Continue reading

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Through with Penalties

There were three interesting penalties handed out in Japan. Let’s look at the details: Hamilton is punished for out-braking himself in the first corner and driving Raikkonen (and others, I think) off the track. Raikkonen regains the circuit several places … Continue reading

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The stars were bright, Fernando

How many Abba jokes can we do with Alonso’s name? A lot. What, however, is he going to do next year? Could it be that’s he’s waiting to see if Ron Dennis will retire? Will he consider returning to McLaren … Continue reading

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Singapore Sling, with a Twist

Not being a mixologist, I don’t know if you can add a twist to a Singapore Sling, but yesterday a safety car did so to the Formula 1 championship. It is unfair that the fastest driver lost the race through … Continue reading

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Mixed Metaphor of the Week

Whilst I’m sure we all enjoyed Vettel’s win, this sentence rather ruined it for me: ‘Toro Rosso have Minardi DNA running through their veins’ Guess who said it? He did so about ten times.

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