Five hours and 20 minutes after the race

    We have had a great few months in Formula 1 with race after race being filled with action and excitement, despite the jonahs of the sport trying to convince us that the racing is dull. Far from it! The Italian GP was another gripper as Charles Leclerc battled with the two Mercedes to win Ferrari's... [Continue reading]

    Posted 08 Sep |  View comments | Category: General

    Thoughts at Spa

    Sadly, there is no time to put together a green notebook from Belgium, there are simply too many things happening and I am leaving today for Monza. Instead, I thought I would publish the column that I wrote in GP+ magazine about the weekend in Spa. In the days before political-correctness was... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Sep |  View comments | Category: General

    Six hours after the race

    The Formula 1 circus returned to action in Spa after the summer break and Ferrari dominated qualifying. But then on Saturday afternoon Anthoine Hubert was killed in a Formula 2 crash in the high-speed Raidillon section of the circuit, at the top of the hill above Eau Rouge. It was a shock for everyone, particul... [Continue reading]

    Posted 01 Sep |  View comments | Category: General

    Gasly out, Albon in

    Red Bull has decided to switch Pierre Gasly with Alexander Albon. One hopes that the move won’t come too early for the débutant Albon, as Red Bull has a habit of promoting drivers too early and wrecking their careers. Still, Helmut Marko believes that drivers must sink or swim, which is why he is s... [Continue reading]

    Posted 12 Aug |  View comments | Category: General

    Notebook from another snack bar in Budapest

    I’m just having breakfast, although it is about 11.30 on Monday morning. It has been a long hard night, without dinner, although I had a couple of chocolate bars at around midnight. I didn’t really have lunch yesterday either because the deep fried hamsters that they serve in the media centre, ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 06 Aug |  View comments | Category: Notebook

    Six hours after the race...

    The last three Formula 1 races have all been great entertainment, but Hungary is traditionally a race where overtaking is really difficult and in the early laps of the Hungarian Grand Prix it looked like we were in for a less exciting race. Max Verstappen was ahead fo Lewis Hamilton by a little over two seconds... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Aug |  View comments | Category: General

    Notebook from a snack bar in Budapest

    I was going to call this “Notebook from a perfect summer day”, which was the case on Monday, but is no longer really true. I spent Monday driving home from Germany, across much of France, on the usual A4 motorway from Metz to Verdun and on to Reims. After that I took a loop north to Saint-Quent... [Continue reading]

    Posted 01 Aug |  View comments | Category: Notebook

    Six hours after the race

    Wow! How does one even start to describe what happened in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim? It was a thrilling race from start to finish, filled with surprises and unlikely stories. Ferrari made a mess of things on Saturday but on Sunday Mercedes screwed up. The end result of all this was that Max Verstappen... [Continue reading]

    Posted 28 Jul |  View comments | Category: General

    The return of Lotus...

    The unveiling of the Lotus Evija last week was interesting. The all-electric, 1972 hp hypercar, powered by four motors (one for each wheel), will have a top speed of over 200 mph and will accelerate from 0 to 60 in under three seconds, with a range of 250 miles. The cars will cost $1.86 million apiece and only ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 19 Jul |  View comments | Category: General

    Notebook from atop Beachy Head

    How did I end up here? Standing on the edge of a famous cliff, looking down - rather tentatively, lest something happens and I find myself 530 feet below, after a six second fall, which I have concluded would not be a great career move. Still, I must have seemed happy enough because I was not approached by any ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 19 hours ago |  View comments | Category: Notebook