So, I was bored and wanted to do something for this fine website as I have been neglecting my duties of late. This is mostly because there was very little to talk about F1 wise. Below is a blueprint of what I believe Bernie has Continue reading
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Yes, I am a very happy man. Fernando Alonso rocketed to his first win of the year at Silverstone and has now drawn level in the all time list with Jackie Stewart on 27 wins. All at the home of Formula 1 and 60 years since Ferrari won the first F1 race ever.
The race itself was in complete contrast to the bore-fest at Valencia a fortnight ago. This one had thrills and spills, changeable weather, pit stop mess ups, controversy and an incredible qualifying session where the new Brit on the grid Paul Di Resta qualified 6th. Continue reading
*Listening to Kings of Leon – Radioactive*
Next season’s F1 grid is going to a young one.
His name? Sergio Perez. His rep? Second in this season’s GP2 behind the unlucky-in-F1 Maldonado and has been team-mate to Petrov in earlier years.
For a change we can firmly say F1 has a bright future. New teams are growing some adult teeth, and some testing their bite, this season’s title is not going anywhere yet and the next generation are getting their chances. The rumours of Villeneuve’s return feels like a distant memory.
But then there is the second announcement made by Sauber on Monday. This is a team, lest we forget, with nothing on their car but for a discreet Burger King bumper sticker. But that’s about to change, Mexican telecom giant Telmex will be lead sponsor next season.
Oh, I forgot to tell you all Perez’s nationality. Unsurprisingly, he’s Mexican.
How big a factor was this in Perez making the leap into the highest form of motorsport? It would be naïve to believe it to be none. This is nothing new, and it won’t be the last such appointment. Talent should outweigh any other factor in this game. But if Driver A is competent with a big sponsor or two then he will get the vacant seat ahead of Driver B who is more talented but can’t get a sponsor other than his local chippy and second-hand garage.
I don’t doubt Perez’s ability but there are many a-driver being overlooked for no other reason than money. There are only so many seats at Le Mans for those overlooked to make their name in.
But if Sauber bring back the blue on blue colour scheme I’ll forget all about this whole thing.