Wednesday, 17 January 2018

New Motorsport Week article: When Alfa Romeo set the pace - more recently than you think

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Alfa Romeo is back in F1 for 2018. Sort of.

We know about about Alfa's F1 previous. Again, sort of. As while it bagging the first two F1 world championships in 1950 and '51 comes up readily in a word association test, it's less well known that Alfa in fact was an F1 pace-setter much more recently too.

In my latest for Motorsport Week I look at Alfa and its about as unlikely driver Bruno Giacomelli having its part-season in the sun in late 1980.

You can have a read here: https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/16646

And somehow I neglected to let you know about my previous Motorsport Week article, which was about the grid girls debate, Bette Hill's sad passing, and how the role of women in F1 in Bette's day was very different to what came next.

That one is available to read here: https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/16538

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Inside Line F1 Podcast - Alonso, Raikkonen & Kimoa

In the English language dictionary, the word 'kimoa' finds no meaning. While the origins of the word 'kimoa' may be Hawaiian, we believe that the real reason why Fernando Alonso chose the name 'Kimoa' was because of the social love for Kimi and his favourite expression 'BWOAH'.

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we also discuss Kimi Raikkonen's social media entry and the chances that this led to Lewis Hamilton's exit! In the American drivers vs. Haas F1 Team debate, there's no prizes for guessing whose side we are on. And since we're talking of prizes, we'll definitely write to the World Rally Championship to claim ours. Tune in!

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(Season 2018, Episode 1)

Monday, 8 January 2018

The Perfect Pit Stop, by Select Car Leasing

Without a doubt, the pit stop crew are the unsung heroes of Formula 1. We all watch them in amazement of their speed and precision, but do you know what it takes to be a member of the crew?

Select Car Leasing has taken a look at the fastest ever pit stop, the role of each of the crew, how they practice for precision and what it takes to become a member of the team.

We can guarantee that you don't realise the work that goes behind those all-important seconds in the pit lane. You can take a look below:

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The Perfect Pit Stop by SELECT CAR LEASING.