Ecclestone and Putin

When Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix yesterday, he initially wasn’t wearing his lanyard holding his pitpass. A battle of wills occurred. Bernie won and Vlad put on his lanyard. And he came dressed in Bernie’s uniform of crisp white shirt, no tie.…

an open letter to Sky Sports from an Australian F1 fan

I am an Australian who loves F1. I attend the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne each year and am there for every minute of every session. Practice 1 on Friday is my favourite session of the year. As the Australian Grand Prix has been the first race of the season for many years, I get to see the new driver / team combinations for the first time live, rather than on tv, which is very exciting.…

the future of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

It’s rare for me to think that anything a Liberal says makes sense, but my respect for Robert Doyle has increased since his reasoned critique of the cost of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. For breaking ranks with his party colleagues and drawing attention to the deep conflict of interest between the state government, the Liberal Party and the Grand Prix Corporation he deserves some respect.…