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Monaco, meh!

Congratulations to Daniel Ricciardo for taking a great win despite having to nurse the car to the finish. I’m a big fan of his, and he did a good job, but let’s be clear, he’d never have managed it on any other circuit – the tight confines of Monaco allow a driver to ‘park the bus’. The golden rule of ‘track position is king’ applies to Monaco more than any other circuit – I’d have…

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Carbon Fibre Capital of F1

I’m still not a huge fan of the Baku track itself, but we were served up another hectic race as it fast becomes the carbon fibre capital of F1, and so although not a classic track, it appears to create a lot of (mostly crash induced) drama. Lewis Hamilton, leaves Baku with a slender points lead which he, and everyone else was not truly expecting as for a large part of the race Vettel had…

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Ferrari Pinch It

Well, the 2018 season is underway and it definitely was not a classic. Ferrari, with Vettel, stole an almost certain win from Lewis Hamilton with a race strategy that got lucky. As is often the case, carrying out the same strategy as everyone around you tends to result in a stalemate so they ran longer in the first stint, and thanks to the Haas pitstop meltdown, were then able to pit during a safety car…

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Halos Are Not Angelic

The 2018 F1 season is upon us and the unsightly change made across the off season is now here for all to see. I’m of course referring to the halo, rather than the logo, although this is not great either but of little consequence. From the outset, I was not a fan of the halo’s aesthetics and, having now seen them on track some more, my opinion is unchanged. However, the appearance of them on…

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