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

“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?

Enjoying a Stroll away from the points: what Williams should learn from Force India

Allow me to place an asterisk ahead of this article. I would qualify any reservations I may have about Lance Stroll's promotion to F1 by saying that that does not infringe upon the fact that he is a commendably mature young man who has struck me by how confidently and calmly he has conducted himself off … Continue reading Enjoying a Stroll away from the points: what Williams should learn from Force India