Category Archives: Centrale

Profile – Hideki Noda

Hideki Noda’s career is a strange one. Often grasping at the many opportunities which came his way, the Japanese driver was able to effectively buy his way through the junior ladder into a Formula 1 seat for a few brief races. Finishing none of them,

Profile – Giorgio Pantano

When it comes to Formula 1 and any other sport, not everyone is a Boris Becker or a Max Verstappen. Some are indeed late bloomers and take unusual paths on their way to the top. The following reject, the Italian Giorgio Pantano, was one of

Teammate Collision Episode #5: ABC-DEF Pt. 2

Lennart and Jeremy are back with Teammate Collision for their latest feature: a discussion of the unsung teammate rivalry between Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. Lennart, a great defender of Rubens, goes against Jeremy who is in Jenson’s camp. Who was the better driver, and

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