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 17 Jul |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from Berchtesgaten

    There was a time, many years ago, when one could enjoy being a tourist between races; when I travelled from race to race and stopped wherever and whenever I wanted to. Technology changed the nature of the journalism game and we typewriter-batterers became slaves to machines that demanded “social media&rdq... [Continue reading]

    Posted 27 Jun |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from The Four Seasons

    The Canadian Grand Prix weekend is one of the favourite Formula 1 races. The city is great. The circuit is great – and with much better facilities than was previously the case. This year, the weather was great. The food was great. The only problem is that with the media being as it is these... [Continue reading]

    Posted 13 Jun |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from the road

    Time flies when you are having fun… Apologies for the late arrival of the green notebook but post-Monaco is always a busy time. Not least because one has to drive the 1200km home after the race weekend. And after two long nights producing magazines, Monday was a long haul, although it is never ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 31 May |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from Catalonia

    We’re all human. Well, most of us, anyway. And, as such, we make mistakes. Thus I have to admit that the Spanish Grand Prix did not feature the usual green notebook because this was left at home after repairs needed to be made after it suffered a broken spine in Baku. Moleskin take note. Th... [Continue reading]

    Posted 16 May |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from DXB

    It’s God-knows-what-o’clock here in the lounge in Dubai and my shoes are very shiny. I have been waiting for hours for the plane to Paris and I finally gave in and let the ever-cheerful shoe cleaners have their way. They were excited not to be rejected. Going from Baku to Paris by way of D... [Continue reading]

    Posted 02 May |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from an A380

    The 1000th Grand Prix weekend might have been a bit more impactful were it not for the fact that it took place in China. The People's Republic is not everyone's cup of tea and every year, after the race, there is a stampede of F1 people for Pudong International Airport. This is not really diff... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Apr |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a village in Normandy

    Le Café du Commerce is a pleasant spot to have a relaxed lunch after a busy weekend in Grand Prix racing. Working my way through an escalope de veau à la normande, with double-fried frites, I was able to read through the green notebook and try to extract the news of the ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Apr |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from Melbourne

    A weekend break to Australia is not the sort of thing that people generally do, but F1 life is like that and until there is a more sensible calendar, this is what we will have to do. Having travelled so far to get there, some F1 folk stay around after the Grand Prix and go up to Bahrain on the way home, after a... [Continue reading]

    Posted 20 Mar |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from home

    It is always a bit of a race to get things done after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, not because it has to be that way, but because everyone who is vaguely sensible wants to go home, after a long season on the road. There are those who wish to stay to see the new team-driver combinations for the first time... [Continue reading]

    Posted 28 Nov |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook