Monthly Archives: April 2015
After a shocking loss to Sebastian Vettel in Malaysia two weeks ago, Lewis Hamilton quelled any talk of a Ferrari championship challenge with a dominant weekend in Shanghai, capped by a carefully controlled victory in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. Perhaps a bit too carefully controlled for his team-mate Nico Rosberg’s liking.
This weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix will only mark the 12th running of the race. The Shanghai International Circuit does not have the glamorous, mystical, dangerous history of older Formula One circuits like Monza or Silverstone or Monaco.
Just before three o’clock in the afternoon on New Year’s Day, 1968, 23 men lined up on the starting grid for the South African Grand Prix, the first race of the new Formula One season.
Back in 2002, when the Brazilian Grand Prix was still one of the first races in the Formula One season, someone asked Brazilian soccer superstar Pele to wave the chequered flag at the end of the race.