Why Kimi’s fans only have the man himself to blame for his Monaco loss

It was a controversy befitting of the race that gave us carpark-gate in 2006, Hamilton's potty-mouthed, crash-strewn race in 2011, or Rosberg's implicitly gratuitous error that afforded him pole in 2014. Vettel's perfectly executed "overcut" was surely too convenient, too ideal for the Scuderia with their arch title rival down in 7th and on a … Continue reading Why Kimi’s fans only have the man himself to blame for his Monaco loss

Heroics and heartbreak in a seminal weekend for motorsport

For a sporting community that has always exuberantly lapped up the two opposing poles of human emotion, this was a weekend that had it all. There was controversy, calamity, heartbreak, triumph and skill beyond imagining. They might exist as polar opposites, iterations of motorsport from two different planets, but this weekend the Monaco Grand Prix … Continue reading Heroics and heartbreak in a seminal weekend for motorsport

Better late than never: a look at Raikkonen’s Monaco pole lap

They say that anticipation only makes the event sweeter. Kimi Raikkonen has been stretching the limits of that theory for some time now, with the Finn always seeming to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. He nearly gave the Scuderia what would have been their only pole of 2016 in Shanghai, and again came … Continue reading Better late than never: a look at Raikkonen’s Monaco pole lap

Why Monaco will be a reminder of who is missing from the 2017 grid

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

VIDEO: Onboard analysis – Ricciardo’s echo of the past

Ricciardo has always been a tremendous qualifier. With Vergne as his teammate the gap he managed to pull over the Frenchman on Saturdays always gave the distinct impression of the Aussie out-pacing the car, as did heroic laps in Bahrain in 2012, or Silverstone in 2013. For Red Bull, from the outset in his breakthrough 2014 … Continue reading VIDEO: Onboard analysis – Ricciardo’s echo of the past