Category Archives: The Gravel Trap

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.

An Open Letter to Sebastian Vettel

Dear Sebastian, First off, the author apologises for the awkwardness of a German writing to another German in the English language, but that comes with the territory of being an open letter.  It is over (at least for the time being): 300 Grand Prix entries,