Japan 2015 GP
Friday, October 02
Suzuka is certainly one of the most challenging andf difficult circuits for a race driver, which is why they all love it. With its fast mix of sweeping curves and unique layout, it is the opposite of a Tilkedrome. Oozing with history, it's been the witness of the glorious Senna-Prost battles, and of the Jules Bianchi tragedy. Lewis Hamilton always said that he wanted to be a thrice World Champion like his hero Ayrton Senna, and equaling the Brazilian legend's tally of 41victories with his Japanese victory sure put a big smile on his face. Few doubt that he is now on his way to a third title, as a submissive Nico Rosberg seems incapable of challenging his forceful, determined and massively talented Mercedes teammate. The first corner challenge at the start of the race between Nico and Lewis was a clear proof of that...
Italy 2015 GP
Thursday, September 10
Monza is always a special event, there's a reason why it is called the Temple of Speed! The atmosphere is second to none, the tifosi always cheering for red, and nothing else. The very idea of dropping Monza from the F1 calendar for another "exotic" race (Mongolia, or something similar) is ludicrous. This year's vintage was not too disapointing for the tifosi, the performance of the Maranello squadra with Raikkonen and Vettel (2nd & 3rd) promising after qualifying. But in the end, the sweet taste of victory did not bless Ferrari... Once again, Lewis Hamilton and his Panzer Machine were completely dominant, pole position, leading from start to finish, fastest lap and victory, destroying the opposion, including Lewis' team mate... Most likely, this is not about to change.
Hungary 2015 GP
Thursday, July 30
The Hungarian Grand Prix was unusual in so many respects. The memory of Jules Bianchi in particular was on everyone's mind, because he was just such a nice young man, apart from being such a talented race driver. And then the crazy race, and Vettel's Ferrari victory, for Jules of course. And then the drivers penalties, flying like mosquitoes on a damp summer night, nine of them, giving once again the impression that Formula 1 drivers are children that must be taught to behave by the schoolmasters... And that also was a reminder of Jules, the driver that apparently was "driving too fast" last October in Suzuka...