Monthly Archives: August 2013

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A review of Michael Cannell’s ‘The Limit’

I just finished reading Michael Cannell’s The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit.  I know the book has already been out for almost two years, but I still wanted to give it a quick review and let anyone who has not read it know that it is highly recommended, especially if, like […]

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They did what?! – Belgian Grand Prix edition

Rules are rules . . . unless they aren’t. Rarely does a grand prix weekend go by these days without at least one drive-through, stop-and-go, or grid place penalty.  And more often, likely in an overzealous pursuit of safety, it seems that ‘racing incidents’ (two or more drivers racing hard and accidentally coming together) are […]

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What I did on my summer break

I know none of you really care what I did on my summer break (actually, there is no break from the fast-paced world of part-time F1 blogging, but I digress).  Luckily for you, this post is not about my almost-trip to Mosport, but rather about what the drivers (according to their Twitter and Instagram pages) have been up to in […]

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Caterham will score a point (and other second-half predictions)

With only a week to go until the Belgian Grand Prix, TPL has a few bold (and not-so-bold) predictions for the second half of the 2013 Formula One season. Legal disclaimer: If you enjoy wagering on F1, do not use any information gleaned from this post to influence your bets.  That would be like getting your neighbour […]

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Autograph collecting, F1-style (part one)

Formula One is one of the toughest sports for autograph collectors.  With so few races (relative to the number of games in other sports) spread out across the globe, even dedicated fans are lucky if they can attend more than one or two grands prix each season.  And even if you can get to the […]

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More grands prix: How many is too many?

As the FIA prepares to release the provisional 2014 Formula One calendar, possibly including new races in Russia and the United States, as well as the return of Austria (but minus India), Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn stated that “20 [races] is a sensible limit” for each F1 season.  As fans, we obviously want to […]

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Summer break: Surviving a month without F1

With Lewis Hamilton’s victory in last week’s Hungarian GP, the summer break is here – all told, there is a month between the Hungarian and Belgian races.  The key is not only to get through a month without F1, but to get through it without having to watch a NASCAR race to get your motorsport […]