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.
A wrap-up of the Australian GP, including features such as the Martin Brundle Grid Walk Review, Vintage YouTube Video of the Week and Lance Stroll Stalker.
Formula 1 is the most exclusive and expensive sport on the planet. Just 20 drivers will make up the grid for the 2017 season and, for the first time since 2006, one of them is Canadian.
Honda have caused no shortage of headaches for McLaren since the team switched to the Japanese engine manufacturer for the 2015 season. Now, following two disappointing pre-season tests, it appears McLaren are finally reaching the limits of their patience.
John Surtees, the 1964 Formula One world champion, died on Friday at age 83. Surtees won that title in a tense, see-saw affair in Mexico City, edging Graham Hill with a little help from Surtees’s ill-fated teammate, Lorenzo Bandini.
For the first time since 2006, there is a Canadian on the Formula One grid and, surprisingly, his last name isn’t Villeneuve. As a fellow Canadian, I feel it is my duty to chronicle Lance Stroll’s time in F1 in excruciating detail.