Notebook from all over the shop

    The notebook this week is a bit late, but the reason for this is a good illustration of the life of an F1 traveller, lest you have warm and comfortable illusions about life as an F1 road warrior. Everyone thinks that once a race is over, we waltz off to the right parties, quaff champagne and retire to our penth... [Continue reading]

    Posted 20 hours ago |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a magic place

    Monza is pretty much like every other Italian town, if one ignores the royal palace, the gigantic park, a striking cathedral, one of the world's most celebrated race tracks - and the fact that it withstood no fewer than 32 sieges. Not to mention that it was the site of the assassination of King Umberto... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Sep |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from Wallonia

    I had a brand new green notebook for Spa, as its predecessor had finally been used up, and much of the early part of the Belgium 2018 section is taken up with notes relating to the highly complex tale of how Force India was able to become Racing Point Force India F1 and how it managed to keep all its rights and... [Continue reading]

    Posted 28 Aug |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a sweaty airport

    Years ago, on the night of a German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, won I think by Eddie Irvine, after Mika Salo was ordered to let him pass, we finished work pretty late. There was nothing to eat and we needed food and so we rushed in indecent fashion to the only place we thought might be open and arrived at close t... [Continue reading]

    Posted 31 Jul |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a short cut in Germany

    One had to feel just a little bit sorry for the German race fans who attended Sunday afternoon's Grand Prix at Hockenheim, keen to see Sebastian Vettel win his home race.  And there were quite a lot of them, around 50,000 on race day, if one subtracts the 20,000-odd Dutch. In any case, it was... [Continue reading]

    Posted 25 Jul |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a country house

    English country houses, with their crunchy driveways, manicured lawns and draughty bedrooms are a key part of the Silverstone experience. Many of the F1 world stay in their own homes for the Grand Prix but the rest of us have to make do with B&Bs, even if we are often up and gone before the second... [Continue reading]

    Posted 11 Jul |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a greasy spoon

    I left Austria late, it must have been seven thirty on Monday morning. I meant to be on the road much earlier, but at some point when the magpies were starting to thieve, I fell asleep at the wheel of my computer. Thus, there was a mad rush to finish the JSBM newsletter and then it was ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Jul |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from Porto Maurizio

    When you leave Paul Ricard bound for Austria (if you can get out of the circuit), you will soon get down to the coastal plain. You grab the A50 autoroute and head for Toulon, under which you pass in one very long tunnel. No doubt this makes the city a nicer place but it is not very scenic. Soon, howev... [Continue reading]

    Posted 26 Jun |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from the Capital Grille

    Usually on the Monday after the Canadian Grand Prix there are a lot of F1 folk feeling liverish, with heads thumping and faces pale, as the Sunday night post-race parties have been known to be fairly wild affairs. I am afraid that this is one area of F1 of which I have no expertise at all, as I am always workin... [Continue reading]

    Posted 13 Jun |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from an olive grove

    We get an extra day in Monaco, the Grand Prix meeting effectively beginning on the Wednesday and running through until Sunday night. This used to be related to the festival of Ascension Day, which jumps about in the month of May, but is always deemed to be 39 days after Easter. Years ago, Bernie Ecclestone mana... [Continue reading]

    Posted 30 May |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook