Canada 2014 GP
Thursday, June 12
What do Gilles Villeneuve,Thierry Boutsen, Jean Alesi, Ralf Schumacher, Robert Kubica and Daniel Ricciardo share in common? They all won their first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Canada! And Daniel Ricciardio being the most genuinely nice guy we've seen for a while in Formula 1, his first and well deserved victory put a smile on everyone's face. Well, nearly everyone... Felipe Massa and Checo Perez were just getting helped out of their respective wreckages when Daniel took the checkered flag, after the massive high speed accident they were involved in. A lot has been said about it, my understanding of the events is that it was simply a racing accident, with the two drivers, who were ferociously battling, attempting to pass the guy in front of them in the final lap, and everything going wrong. Nobody does anything like that on purpose, not at 300 kmh, and once again it is hard to understand why the stewards of the meeting decided to punish one of the drivers... The price was already paid, no sense in treating the best drivers in the world as children in kindergarten.
Monaco 2014 GP
Tuesday, May 27
Truth or lie? That question will forever linger in the F1 paddock, and we'll never know if there was foul play on Nico's part, or if he really missed his braking point for Mirabeau. That's the problem with suspicion, it never dies. Regardless, what happened in Monaco was written on the wall or Racing, and we can now be certain that no nice guy is going to take the World Champion crown at the end of the season. George Orwell wrote, in 1945: "Serious sport is war minus the shooting". Men have not changed, and racers certainly haven't, so let's not act surprised: we are just witnessing games of power.
Spain 2014 GP
Thursday, May 15
Nico Rosberg is probably thinking that he should have abstained from that comment alluding to the fact that he was "quicker than Lewis in the dry"... With five races of the 2014 Championship now completed, it is becoming obvious that Lewis Hamilton is quicker than Nico, not by much, but a bit, especially in qualifying. On top of that, Lewis has a massive killer instinct, which also gives him an edge in racing dogfight. Only psychological destabilisation could now undermine his conquering march towards the World Title. Will Lewis trip upon one of his rare weaknesses, and will Nico be able to master the mind game, and give himself the slight advantage he needs? That is the question.