Not since Nico Hulkenberg (who systematically steamrolled the opposition as he climbed the rungs of the junior ladder through Formula BMW, A1GP, F3 and GP2) has a driver so well accredited arrived on the F1 grid. Much like Max Verstappen’s ascendancy, to speak of Stoffel Vandoorne in the paddock was to be met with hushed … Continue reading Where has McLaren’s star of the future gone?
F1 is not a sentimental sport. As a circus that boils down in its totality to numbers on a stopwatch and numbers on a balance sheet, the human factor can sometimes lost in the relentless pursuit of better numbers. However only the most icy-hearted, hard-nosed cynic could honestly profess to not having missed Jenson Button's … Continue reading Why Monaco will be a reminder of who is missing from the 2017 grid
In many ways, Zak Brown and Fernando Alonso's plan to run the Indianapolis 500 was a triumph of heart over head. In a narrowly rational sense, to allow your driver - on whose experience and tremendous ability the team is almost completely dependent - to miss the Monaco Grand Prix - both McLaren's best chance … Continue reading The consummate competitor – how Alonso became a stateside sensation