Driver Spotlight: Tom Pryce

From what rises ambition? Or love? Why can’t some of us be content with the lives we’ve been given? Why do some yearn for so much more? Tom Pryce wanted to drive cars, fast, and couldn’t be stopped by the perils of the sport. He was on a seemingly impossible quest for greatness, yet by […]

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Going for gaps that exist

56 years ago today, Ayrton Senna was born. If you ever watched the 2010 documentary ‘Senna‘, you might realise how inspirational the man was. One example. When Ayrton Senna collided with Alain Prost at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix in 1990, both retired from the race, ensuring Senna his second title in Formula 1. Afterwards, three-time […]

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Race reports for Coanda

As I wrote earlier, I’m now writing for Coanda Simsport, a simracing team competing in iRacing’s World Championship Grand Prix Series. The firs two race reports are now done, you can read them via these two links: Land down under: Phillip Island race report Start me up: Interlagos race report  

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Driver Spotlight: Didier Pironi

What goes on in the mind of another? We can see actions, hear words — but one’s thoughts are always one’s own. Didier Pironi’s first victory for Ferrari deemed it likely that he would be France’s first world champion, yet it ended his friendship with Gilles Villeneuve, for the victory had come in an inexplicable […]

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Now writing for Coanda Simsport

After my BadgerGP article on simracing, here, Coanda Simsport approached me with the question if I wanted to blog for them. I’ve written a lot about ‘offline’ racing, so now it’s a really nice opportunity to write about some online racing as well! Here’s the first article of many, on Coanda’s new livery. On iRacing’s […]

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Starting vibes: 2016 season

With the Formula One teams showing and testing their new cars in Spain, their virtual equivalent — the iRacing’s World Championship Grand Prix Series — is set to start next Saturday. Driving Coanda’s McLaren MP4-30 are Mitchell deJong, Martin Krönke, André Bötcher, Martti Pietilä, Hugo Luis Calmon, and Rocco Barone. We catch up with them […]

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Driver Spotlight: Maria Teresa de Filippis

A bet is what got Maria Teresa de Filippis into motor racing, but her legacy she crafted herself. During her racing career her biggest competition didn’t come from the greats like Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham or Juan Manuel Fangio, but the prejudice that women weren’t supposed to race. Maria was born and raised in 1926 […]

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When teammates collide

New article on BadgerGP, on the F1-equivelant of scoring an own goal: colliding with your teammate, in ‘When teammates collide‘ It is motorsport’s ultimate sin and the equivalent of scoring an own goal during football: colliding with your teammate. It’s something that has left many drivers red faced and many cars beyond repair. Here’s a […]

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Driver spotlight: Jean Behra

Stirling and Behra, 1956 – Photo: f1-photo.com As one of the greatest drivers never to win an official Grand Prix, Jean Behra lived and drove full of courage and bravery. To his love of racing, he lost part of his nose, an ear and ultimately, his life. Behra was born in Nice, France in 1921. […]

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