Category Archives: Centrale

Profile – Charles Pic

Anonymity is a hard thing to achieve when you’re a racing driver in the premier motorsport series in the world. It’s a little easier when your career sees you shuffling between two backmarker teams without a single point to your name. With an average stint

Profile – André Testut

André Testut is a driver little-remembered among the Formula 1 community, for his exploits in the series were hardly moments of legend. Monied and enthusiastic, Testut was a staple of the French racing scene outside of Formula 1 throughout most of the 1950s, though he

Formula Two: A Subtle Proposition

The second-tier series that runs below Formula One has gone through many names and changes since it was first formalised as the FIA European Formula Two Championship in 1967. For around the first dozen years of Formula Two, Formula One drivers would sometimes appear on

Reject of the Year 2021

2021 was an exhausting year, and an equally exhausting season for F1. Exciting, yes. Drama-filled, yes. Perfect, absolutely not. In fact, with drama almost inevitably comes rejectdom, and 2021 at times felt it was mocking the modern viewers of F1 with all sorts of brand-new rejectful

Book Review: Nigel Mansell – Staying on Track

Back in 2015, 1992 Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell published his most recent autobiography entitled Staying on Track. With a title as thrilling as the man himself, this author finally got around after some years to review it, and share some nuggets of wisdom

Profile – Nino Vaccarella

“Calm and staid on the outside, you could feel that within him burned the fire and passion of his native land” Enzo Ferrari on Nino Vaccarella Winning one’s home race is on the bucket list of every professional racing driver. Nino Vaccarella did just that,

Profile – Helmut Marko

Respected F1 drivers rarely ever leave the world of motorsport. Even after they hang up the racing gloves, there are many opportunities open to a retired driver: commentating, advising, representing, managing teams and drivers. The subject of today’s Driver Profile, Helmut Marko, falls into almost

Did you catch the season finale of The Show™?

As you will no doubt have noticed, this season of The Show™ concluded in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. And what a conclusion it was! The previous episode ended with our two main characters absolutely neck-and-neck, meaning that it would all come down to this: