Walking around Albert Park

In less than a month it’s ten years ago that I visited Melbourne for 2009 Australian Grand Prix. Meeting Lewis Hamilton and a Parisian fan was one story from that weekend, but another took place a week ahead of the race. The race always takes place in the middle of the city in Albert Park — […]

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Ayrton and Massimo

Sunday morning, March 4th, 1990. A violent accident takes place on the streets of Imola, right in front of the hospital. An 18 year old man is thrown off the back of his friend’s moped. His name is Massimo and he makes an awful fall. Massimo is brought to the hospital, his spine injured, his […]

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“If only”

(Written for Virtual Racing School.) “If only I had more time to practise. If only I had a good setup. If only I had nailed that last corner. If only I was within a top team. If only I had more experience. If only that idiot had not bumped into me. If only I had […]

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The science behind how practice makes you better

(Written for Virtual Racing School.) In the book ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’, behavioural psychologist Daniel Kahneman describes how our brains work. Two points in particular make interesting lessons for simracing practice (or any practice, for that matter), namely the two systems that take care for our thinking, as well as the energy they need. Daniel […]

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Interview with former F1 driver Scott Speed

I’m pretty honoured to have done this interview, as I watched Scott on television some ten years ago when he was racing in Formula 1. Plus, he’s an inspirational guy. Scott Speed on iRacing’s Global Rallycross

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Driver Spotlight: The Prince in Blue

Monday morning, December 23rd, 1985. The underground train travelling from Hammersmith to Baron’s Court is filled with people setting out for work or Christmas shopping. Among the latter is an old man of Asian origin. He’s wearing a suit jacket, gilet, tie and polished black shoes. The carts rumble through the humid and warm tunnels […]

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Interview with Dr. Kathryn Richards from Mercedes AMG Petronas and Dare To Be Different

I’ve been writing for Virtual Racing School since the summer of 2016, and the fifty articles I wrote have covered many areas of simracing, namely concentration and ergonomics, vehicle dynamics and race preparation. But today’s article I find most honourable, because it covers culture in a way that’s much bigger than just simracing. I interviewed Dr. […]

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2017 IWCGPS SEASON

With Mack Bakkum winning the 2016-2017 iRacing Road Pro Series and feeding into the existing rostrum of Martti Pietilä, Mitchell deJong, and reigning champion Martin Krönke, Coanda’s iRacing World Championship Series season has four cars for the 2017 season. The season start March 4th at Interlagos, and after twelve races the season ends October 7th, […]

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Mack’s road to pro

One of VRS Coanda Simsport’s latest recruits, Mack Bakkum, is competing in the 2016-17 iRacing Road Pro Series. The Dutchman started with DNF at Interlagos, but reclaimed momentum with a dominant win at Montreal, hoping to qualify for the 2017 iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series, to build on the team’s succes in the top […]

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A look towards the new year

We turn our focus to the new year, with many new challenges in prospect, most notably defending our titles in the 2017 iRacing Blancpain GT Series World Championship, and the 2017 iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series. Our partner- and sponsorship continues with Virtual Racing School continues into its second year. Virtual Racing School is […]

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