Category Archives: The Gravel Trap

Trip into the Gravel – Automuseum Prototyp

For the second edition of the Gravel Trap guide to travel destinations for the engaged motorsport fan, the author will spin off into the gravel in turn one like he is a Schumacher brother at the 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix, as he visits nearby Hamburg

Points for Everyone!

In its perpetual quest to leave no stone unturned in its pursuit of increasing the entertainment value of Formula 1 (read: its profitability) the series has turned their attention towards the points system. Recently, expanding the number of points scorers to 12 for the 2025

Formula 1.0 – You Can (Not) Have a Championship Battle

The season finale of the 2023 Stock Car Pro Series advertised itself by proudly announcing that there were no less than seven title contenders battling for the premier Brazilian motorsport title. That sounds intriguing, right? Only one minor issue with the claim: based on the

Last Impressions – The Effect of Season Finales

The finale of the ninth season of the FIA Formula E World Championship is now a couple of weeks in the past. Jake Dennis and Envision Racing secured their world titles in the capital of the United Kingdom. Regrettably, the season finale (the first race

12 > 11

On Sunday 23 July, 2023, Red Bull Racing broke a long-standing record of Formula 1 history. With Max Verstappen taking a commanding victory at the 39th Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull had won the first 11 races of this season. Added to their victory at

A Meditation on Red Flags for Entertainment Purposes

Three weeks ago, the most important race of the motorsport year was held. The 107th Indianapolis 500 saw Josef Newgarden beat last year’s winner Marcus Ericsson on the final lap to take his premier win at the prestigious race to add to his Indy Lights

Minardi v Prost

The 2000 Formula 1 season was one of turmoil for Minardi, one of the sport’s most beloved underdog teams. Increased costs across the Formula 1 landscape saw the team desperately struggling to make ends meet. Vintage pay-driver Gastón Mazzacane was hired to join Marc Gené,

A Brazilian Gem – The Stock Car Pro Series

On the 2nd April, the 45th season of the Stock Car Pro Series, Brazil’s premier racing series, is set to begin. Rubens Barrichello will defend his championship crown against over 30 competitors and the author is most certainly looking forward to seeing the action unfold.