I can’t add much to the many eloquent words that have already been published by those who knew him, raced against him and covered his career, but I feel the need to write something.
Back in June, I took my son Michael to the Canadian Grand Prix for free practice on Friday. We had a great time and I thought I would share some tips for other parents who might want to bring their kids to a Formula One race based on our experience in Montreal and the 15 years I have been attending grands prix.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first F1 grand prix in Canada, but only the 48th running of the Canadian Grand Prix as a world championship event, as it has been cancelled a few times. The race actually started out at a circuit in the farmlands outside Toronto, so I thought it would be interesting to explore how it grew from those humble beginnings to Canada’s largest sporting event and one of the biggest parties in the country.
Back in early 2016, Galen Rupp decided to run a marathon. This was a remarkable decision because he is one of the best 10,000-metre runners on the planet, having won the silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Maybe the result of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix was preordained by Ferrari brass or maybe it was just bad luck for Kimi Raikkonen and superb driving from Sebastian Vettel that allowed the German to leapfrog his teammate and snatch the victory.
Formula One star Fernando Alonso is making his IndyCar debut this weekend at the Indianapolis 500 instead of racing for his McLaren team at the Monaco Grand Prix. He has never raced on an oval before, and now he will be thrown into the deep end at the historic Brickyard.
The big news in Bahrain wasn’t Valtteri Bottas’s first career pole position or Fernando Alonso’s Indy 500 announcement or Bottas getting pushed aside by team orders (twice) in favour of Lewis Hamilton.