Category Archives: The Gravel Trap

Jordan’s Missed Opportunity?

On October 16, 2019, the official Formula One YouTube account released an episode of the Beyond the Grid“ podcast featuring former Reject of the Year podium finisher Ralf Schumacher. The German driver talked, amongst other subjects, about his career in the premier motorsport series. Of

Not Bad For a P2 Driver

Streaks are undoubtedly one of the most interesting narrative elements in pro sports. Australia winning 26 consecutive Cricket World Cup matches, Julio César Chávez winning 87 boxing bouts in a row or Stephen Curry’s 157 NBA regular season games with a three-pointer made are just

Final Lap Fantasy

As we are all way too aware by now, the Covid-19 situation had basically killed any real motorsport for the last few months until the recent return of NASCAR and IndyCar. This left most racing series scrambling to find something to present to the audiences,

The Reject Mindset

One of the most common questions people that care about unsuccessful sportsmen and sports teams are asked is “Why?”. Why do sports fans sit through loss after loss, why do fans of reject teams go through Q1 elimination after Q1 elimination, DNQ after DNQ and

The Best 2010 Team

Ten years have passed since the addition of three new outfits to the Formula One grid in 2010. Of course, these teams are such a crucial piece of modern reject history that in the community the term “new teams” still first causes images of the