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Monday Morning Pit Stop – 2017 Australian Grand Prix

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.

McLaren Shouldn’t Dump Honda for Mercedes…Yet

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.

Remembering John Surtees

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.

Lance Stroll Stalker: First Pre-Season Test

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.

Rejected Shark Fin Ban Led to Ugly 2017 F1 Cars

ESPN’s uniform critic Paul Lukas has a simple test for grading the appeal of a new or revised design: “Is it good or is it stupid?” Sadly, the revamp of Formula One’s technical regulations for 2017 has produced a bunch of cars that fall squarely on the “stupid” side of the equation.

F1 is Not the Super Bowl—Thankfully

It is now officially impossible to read an article about Liberty Media’s takeover of Formula One without at least one mention of the Super Bowl—but the analogy is imperfect, to say the least.