Category Archives: Opinion

Valencia 2021 – Terminal Damage for Formula E?

On April 24 2021, the DHL Valencia E-Prix was held at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. It was the fifth round of the 2020-21 FIA Formula E World Championship and in many aspects, it was a historical event: it was the first

2001 British Formula Three – A Reject Odyssey

Every driver profiled on this lovely website has, of course, an origin story. A tale of where they came from, a tale of their path to Formula One. Said path, obviously, involved going through the feeder series, either in the mainstream path (Formula Two, Formula

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