Notebook from Miamiā€¦ and other places

    Apologies for the rather delayed green notebook. Life has been very busy since the Mexican Grand Prix, churning out words which pay money, which must be the priority as sadly this blog does not. The Mexican GP seemed to come and go very quickly and while it was great to see Lewis Hamilton win his... [Continue reading]

    Posted 02 Nov |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a (very) soggy place

    The weather in Austin has been horrible for the last week, apart from a few hours on Sunday, when the United States Grand Prix took place in the sunshine. For the rest of the time it has been overcast, and many shades of grey. It's been like this for a while with heavy and near constant downpours in the day... [Continue reading]

    Posted 24 Oct |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from DXB

    Sometimes, regular air travellers talk in riddles. "I am in KIX, on my way to DXB and then on from there to CDG," they will say. This doesn't make much sense unless you know that these acronyms are International Air Transport Association codes for the world's airports. Some of them are very lo... [Continue reading]

    Posted 10 Oct |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from Krasnodar

    So it’s quesadillas for dinner, as I sit waiting for a late flight out of Sochi. The F1 circus left en masse in the course of last night, but I stayed on. Because the flights were cheaper and... no, that was the only reason. Still, I used the extra time to good effect, sleeping long into Monday morni... [Continue reading]

    Posted 03 Oct |  0 Comments | Category: Notebook

    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 Sep |  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