“Nice Man” trumps “Iceman”: did F1 underestimate Valtteri Bottas?

A capable pair of hands to diffuse Nico Rosberg's bombshell, a competent and commendable support act to Lewis Hamilton's title challenge. However beyond that the paddock consensus was cynical about Valtteri's ability to mount a credible challenge to perhaps the modern era's most imposing all-rounder. Whilst fans, pundits and paddock sages didn't expect him to … Continue reading “Nice Man” trumps “Iceman”: did F1 underestimate Valtteri Bottas?

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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