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On The Button In Turkey

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ButtonIt has been a testing week. I entered it knowing exactly how I wanted to play things, by backing Massa to outpoint Alonso before the media previews drew attention to his record around the Turkish circuit. Unfortunately with so few firms pricing up the head-to-heads early and so little liquidity on Betfair, by Thursday I had decided to cancel my unmatched bets and sit things out until the race. Alonso failing to make Q2 – a surprise to me – Continue reading…


The Return Of Felipe Massa

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Felipe MassaLast year was a bad one for Felipe Massa. Having finished 2008 coming so close to the championship and in the course of doing so, shown terrific humility and sportsmanship, he had every right to be excited about 2009. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, the combination of the worst Ferrari for years and a horrific accident put paid to his hopes. Continue reading…

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March 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Pre-season Testing: Winners and Losers

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The old adage states that analysis of lap times from pre-season is meaningless; set on unknown levels of fuel, without scrutineering and in the pursuit of unclear objectives. Yet despite this, it is only natural that we try to rationalise what we see happening. The internet has been buzzing for the last few weeks with coverage and discussion about individual driver and team’s performances at the three Spanish facilities Continue reading…

Ferrari, Fuel and Friday Practice

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On the Friday of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, I was fortunate enough to spend the day as a guest of Shell to discuss their technical partnership with the Ferrari Formula 1 team. Continue reading…

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June 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Ferrari Fastest Laps

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Much has been written over the past week about the dominance of the Ferrari drivers at Istanbul since it was added to the Formula 1 race calendar in 2005. It is interesting to look at this success in terms of setting the fastest race laps. Continue reading…

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June 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm


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At the risk of following them over a cliff (in which case I would need wings), I’m having another dash at the Red Bulls this weekend. Continue reading…

Barcelona Hat Tricks

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No, not Henry or Messi for a change; I’m looking at the Win, Pole and Fastest Lap market. There is definitely something about the Circuit de Catalunya that allows one driver to dominate a weekend. Since 1997, one driver has claimed all three prizes on no less than seven occasions: Continue reading…