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2014 German Grand Prix Qualifying: Rosberg Gets A Pole As His Wedding Gift

Mercedes AMG Petronas should’ve clinched yet another 1-2 in the qualifying session of their home Grand Prix in Hockenheim. However, it was ‘German Engineering’ that let Lewis Hamilton down again with a brake failure that spun the British driver in the barriers with an impact that measured up to 30Gs! It is surprising that while [...]

2014 Formula1 Season: Has The Dust Settled Yet?

Technically, we are nine races into the nineteen race calendar of the 2014 Formula1 Season and that means we are half way through, whichever way you prefer your math. Time flies, they say, and if you’re a Formula1 fan, it flies a tad bit faster from March till November! Much like every new season in [...]

2014 Austrian Grand Prix: Nico Beats Keke

Before I get on with my views on the race, I must say that the Red Bull Ring was one helluva spectacularly beautiful racing circuit. And I don’t just mean the race track, but the adjoining terrain as well. After witnessing the race today, the Red Bull Ring has been added to my list of [...]

2014 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying: Massa On Pole, Williams 1-2

Formula1 couldn’t have scripted the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix week better. After losing ‘share of voice’ to Football across every possible platform and media, the sport pulled out two trump cards out of nowhere to somewhat try and balance the scales. On Twitter India trends, Massa was trending over Valencia and Xabi Alonso! (Yay!) First, [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: The Mont-Real Deal

So I did an FIA, so to say, while uploading this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. I uploaded the unedited file (yeah, they passed the draft resolution that included the ‘double points’ in Abu Dhabi!) Just what a boo-boo! I am sure the surprised many who heard the unedited version (some 150 [...]

2014 Canadian Grand Prix: Just What Formula1 Should Be

The Canadian Grand Prix seldom ceases to amaze and entertain. And I am only glad that the organisers have managed to find the money to afford another 10 year extension! Yay! In what should’ve been a straightforward 1-2 finish for Mercedes, a mid-race issue with their electrical power units saw both cars lose pace, but [...]

2014 Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying: Rosberg Proves A Point

Nico Rosberg clinched a super pole in the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. And while statistically it may not be the best place to start the race tomorrow, he did prove a point by snatching it at a circuit known to be one of Hamilton’s favourite. After all, Hamilton is the only current driver to have [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Still Friends #NoProblem

So it seems that Lewis Hamilton has finally dealt with the ‘Nico and Nico-le’ in his life post the controversy at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix (Read: Did Rosberg Do A Schumacher?). I think I have bashed Hamilton’s off-track attitude a little too much in the last few months, on my Formula1 blog and the [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Nico And Nicole

Red Bull Racing missed their best chance yet of the 2014 Formula1 Season to stop the Mercedes dominance. But Nico Rosberg didn’t! And strangely, I am yet to come to terms with a distraught Hamilton’s comments and reactions. I wonder how he deals with Nico and Nico-le in his life on and off track. (Read: [...]

2014 Monaco Grand Prix: From Friends To Colleagues

As a driver, I like Lewis Hamilton, I really do. Raw talent and a dog lover! However, he needs some serious media training. I dislike him for his post race comments, yes, you must’ve heard me say that on the Inside Line F1 Podcast. I understand the need for drama and theatricals in a sport [...]

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