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.
So… How do you call yourself an American team with the Russian Federation flag draped all over it? How can you call yourself a Formula 1 team when you’ve already foregone the entire 2021 season with no development on the calendar? Is it any wonder why this sorry excuse for a team – which gets its chassis from Dallara and pretty much everything else from Ferrari – continues to be a backmarker? Fuck it being an “American” team. Hope they crash and burn and disappear from F1 altogether.
Really, you couldn’t help but to cheer for this guy. Super friendly demeanor. Homies with Russell, Lando. A good driver. Humble beginnings. All the ingredients for fans to gravitate to this Thai-English driver. A flash of brilliance here and there, but enough fuck ups to make the cut throat Red Bull Racing org rethink the driver line up for 2021. With the spin and resulting last place at Imola, well… he’s done. He just had to cock it up yet again. At this point, might as well count either Perez or Hulkenberg into the RBR seat in 2021. A good try, Alex. And good luck.
Back in February, we referred you to a Netflix special documenting the racing life of Willy T. Ribbs, the OG black racing driver. In celebration of Lewis Hamilton breaking all sorts of records – already passed Schumacher’s record of 91 wins, soon to pass his all time number of laps led and ultimately the 7 driver’s championships – Sky Sports did a timely interview with the OG himself. As always, it’s fun viewing. Enjoy.
Does this actually surprise anyone? Grosjean has shown flashes of brilliance in the past but JUST flashes isn’t going to cut it. As for Magnussen, there’s still fuel in the tank but will he get another shot somewhere else? Not likely. Perhaps he can follow in his old man‘s footsteps and do sports car racing.
As for who may replace the duo, whispers of yet another trust fund baby entering the sport are abound. Do we really need Nikita Mazepin sitting alongside other trust fund babies Latifi and Stroll on the grid?
As Honda is set to leave Formula 1 after the 2021 season after mixed results this time around (3rd time in F1, if memory serves me correctly), Red Bull is now left holding its nuts in its hands with no readily apparent place to go. Would Mercedes provide engines to RBR? Nope. Would Ferrari? Maybe, but would Red Bull want them from Maranello considering how dismal engine performance has been in 2020? That leaves Renault. Remember their acrimonious parting a few years ago? (documented oh so in dramatic fashion by Netflix) The French manufacturer is probably Red Bull’s best (only) bet at this point. Sounds like Christian is gonna have to bend over and take one for the team!