Showing posts with label McLaren. Show all posts
Showing posts with label McLaren. Show all posts

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Formula 1 is Awesome, But Needs To Keep Up-To-Date

Formula 1 is an amazing sport. Athletes at the peak of their fitness are riding around in a car at, what Wikipedia states, can be up to 369.9 km/h.

On low-downforce circuits greater top speeds were registered: at Gilles-Villeneuve (Canada) 325 km/h (203 mph), at Indianapolis (USA) 335 km/h (210 mph), and at Monza (Italy) 360 km/h (225 mph).

In the Italian Grand Prix 2004, Antônio Pizzonia of the BMW WilliamsF1 team recorded a top speed of 369.9 km/h (229.8 mph).

I would love to be able to show you an awesome video of a car flying off into the distance with the pitch of the engine screaming but this is where the problem lies: F1 Formula One, the company that owns all official video footage of the races has not really been switched on about sharing anything on social media.

Kravitz at the 2005 United States Grand Prix, ...There are some amazing journalists out there who still get the word out. Joe Seward has an amazing blog that has the nuance and flavour of the F1 Paddock.

Ted Kravitz (@tedkravitz ) is a great Formula 1 reporter and sadly doesn't get his information out enough!

So here is what I'm talking about:

Why aren't there more videos? Because YouTube doesn't have any. Why not? Because F1 Formula One the company haven't put any out there! Silly buggers.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Massa to Leave Ferrari 2014

Admittedly Ferrari's results recently have been less than amazing, and with Alonso and Massa as drivers they should be gathering the points like a Pac Man on speed.

So, just to recap - Ferrari are the team that have been in Formula 1 the longest; they won their first Grand Prix in England in 1951. The great drivers they have employed include Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Jody Sheckter, Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso.

Formula One 2007 Rd.17 Brazilian GP: Start of ...
Formula One 2007 Rd.17 Brazilian GP: Start of the race at the S do Senna. #5 Felipe Massa (Ferrari), #6 Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari), #2 Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and #1 Fernando Alonso (McLaren) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now Kimi Raikkonen, the diminutive Finn, worked at Ferrari before, where he won a World Championship in 2007. No mean feat in itself, but he was coming off a terrible year at McLaren where he failed to win a single race, and yet, won the 2007 Australian Grand Prix. And please let me clarify, that was his first race in the Ferrari car.

In 2009 he lost his Ferrari seat to Alonso, who he will be partnering in 2014.From Formula 1 Kimi went to the World Rally Championship, where he failed to make much of an impression. His return to Formula 1 in 2012 brought him 5 podium place finishes, including a win in Abu Dhabi, leaving him 3rd in the championship.


Kimi is currently 4th in the F1 Driver Championships with 134 points.


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