Twice in the last four Formula One grands prix, Nico Rosberg has done something he struggled to do at all in 2014: He has beaten his teammate and championship rival Lewis Hamilton head-to-head in a fair fight.
It is one of the great mysteries of the modern world, like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster: Why has the extremely talented Nico Hulkenberg spent his entire Formula One career languishing with midfield teams while other drivers have progressed up the grid?
Formula One has lost a bright, young light. Jules Bianchi died on July 17 in his hometown of Nice, France, from the severe head injuries he suffered at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix.
In the first five British Grands Prix of the Formula One world championship era (beginning in 1950), only two British drivers finished on the lead lap. Reg Parnell was third in 1950, 52 seconds behind the winner, Nino Farina. Mike Hawthorn finished second in 1954, one minute, 10 seconds adrift of Jose Froilan Gonzalez.
Jacques Villeneuve, the 1995 Indy 500 winner and 1997 Formula One champion, spent last weekend in the paddock of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (which, of course, is named after his late father).
Lewis Hamilton’s victory for Mercedes at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday was not the most thrilling race the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve has ever produced, but they can’t all be classics, can they?