Yes, Lewis Hamilton taking his 100th win in Formula 1 IS very significant. But is this where we should start? Is this what’s most important? In my opinion, NO. Here’s what we SHOULD be thinking about… Lewis was the first to 92 wins, surpassing what everyone believed was unsurpassable – Michael Schumacher’s 91 wins. He was then the first to 93, 94, 95… you get the picture. But for even more context, let’s consider this – Lewis Hamilton has +89% more wins than Sebastian Vettel, +96% more than Alain Prost, +144% more than Ayrton Senna, and +213% more than Fernando Alonso. If that’s not a reason to say “holy shit” then I don’t know what would be. Incredible.
The petulant child has done it again. His immature, overly aggressive, “nowhere-to-go” antics have caused yet another crash in F1. Just as he blamed Hamilton for their coming together at Silverstone, he has blamed Hamilton for the crash at Monza which took them both out of the race and out of the points. “This is what happens when you don’t give space,” the Dutch douche claimed right after the incident. Excuse me? Since when are your competitors obligated to get out the way for you? It’s clear Verstappen panicked, because he was about to be overtaken primarily as a result of Red Bull’s poor pit stop. The steering angle is not the one of a driver who is intending to make the corner. He should have backed out – like Hamilton did during the opening lap – and bided his time to see if he can regain the position. But that’s not the modus operandi of this child, is it?
P.S. – some pundits and the public alike have called this Senna-Prost-esque. Uh, NO. Not even close. Please stop the boot licking.
P.P.S. – Dear ESPN… cutting away the coverage right as Ricciardo and Norris are about to congratulate one another in parc ferme was an asinine move. Why even bother? It’s not as if you’re doing the actual coverage yourself (currently buying Sky Sports’ feed, while in the past leveraging the global feed with Will Buxton as your “man on the ground” while the two old farts commentated from a studio nowhere near the actual race).
Two things cannot physically occupy the same space. It’s no different for Formula 1 race cars. That was the case on Sunday at the 2021 British GP at Silverstone. While some have said the 10-second penalty for Lewis Hamilton was sufficient, not sufficient… Fat mouth Christian Horner – the original whiny little bitch – complaining til the sun came down… Now-F1-commentator Jolyon Palmer does an excellent job of breaking down the incident. Take a look and judge for yourself.
A full -size mock up of the 2022 Formula 1 racecar per regulations was revealed yesterday. And FOM did all of us a favor by applying 2021 liveries to the mock up. Is it just me or does it look a bit too much like Indycar in many respects? Not a fan. Bring back the cars from the mid-2000s, such as the Renault R25!
After what feels like an eternity, the LA Auto Show is finally returning to the LA Convention Center (for real, this time) in November! We’ll update new vehicle reveals at the show as information comes in, but do get your tickets in the meantime. Or check out Revdcars’ coverage of the 2019 show – the last PHYSICAL show before the pandemic hit – for old times’ sake.
Not only did this spoiled brat of a Russian oligarch break the unspoken “gentlemen’s code” by passing other drivers on the outlap of qualifying – because he’s the spoiled little shit that he is – but he spun in Russian ruble-bought Haas into the wall at turn 3 and attempted to blame it on “avoiding Mick” when he was nowhere near his teammate. A liar, a sexual predator and a shitty driver. #SayNoToMazepin
Gene Haas – I hope you’re getting your money’s worth.
I’m not old enough to have fully enjoyed the beyond-this-level-of-reporting that Murray Walker delivered to the English/BBC F1 fans… but have watched old race videos, recent interviews and the like to appreciate what this man contributed to Formula 1. HIs love for the sport and everyone involved is surely never to be matched. You will be sorely missed. Rest in peace.