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Parc Ferme: You need two to tango

Bag loads of cash, a new car, a new team principal, and a new driver in the shape of a four-time World Champion, what could go wrong for Aston Martin? But wrong it went for the better half of the 2022 Formul... Read More...
Parc Ferme: A game of two halves

Parc Ferme: A game of two halves

And the award for the most improved Formula 1 team in the 2022 season goes to… Drum roll... Alfa Romeo Formula 1 Team ORLEN (Sauber)! I can hear all the gawps at this ostensively outrageous claim. “How so?” ... Read More...
Parc Ferme: Chianti or Valpolicella ?

Parc Ferme: Chianti or Valpolicella ?

What burns twice as bright burns half as long. This well-known idiom is probably the aptest way to describe Scuderia Ferrari's 2022 Formula 1 season. If we cast our mind back to the distant past of preseason... Read More...
Parc Ferme: Is that it?

Parc Ferme: Is that it?

Was it just me or did anyone else find the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix post-race celebrations somewhat muted? Yes, the firework display was awesome, the confetti cannons boomed, and there were even donuts on t... Read More...
Parc Ferme: Mexico City revelations

Parc Ferme: Mexico City revelations

The Mexico City Grand Prix was rich. Rich in politics for Red Bull, hope if you’re a Mercedes fan, and dismay if you are a member of the Tifosi. However, it also lifted the technical veil off the various cars... Read More...
Parc Ferme: Mexico’s Tequila Slammer

Parc Ferme: Mexico’s Tequila Slammer

For those of you that don’t know, the cactus used to brew Mexico’s finest firewater is the Blue Agave. It’s not a drink I touch these days. Experience has shown me that its initial benign effect is just a ru... Read More...
Parc Ferme: A Stroll up the grid...

Parc Ferme: A Stroll up the grid…

Earlier in the season, I identified Mick Schumacher, Nicolas Latifi and Lance stroll as members of Formula 1’s “Bash Street Kids”, i.e. the drivers who trash their cars through unforced errors. I also suggeste... Read More...
Parc Ferme: Red Bull's Double Dutch

Parc Ferme: Red Bull’s Double Dutch

Mired in the sticky mud of exceeding a budget cap, Red Bull continue to forge ahead in all other areas; in particular the driver market by signing Nyck de Vries to AlphaTauri. Formerly a Mercedes protégé, De V... Read More...
Parc Ferme: Red Bull's Singapore Sling

Parc Ferme: Red Bull’s Singapore Sling

Prior to the start of the Singapore Grand Prix, I posed the question on my LinkedIn post: Would Max Verstappen be allowed to win in Singapore and seal the Formula 1 World Championship? I chose my words carefu... Read More...
Pirelli to decide tyre allocations for F1 teams in 2022

Parc Ferme: An end to comfort blankets

As Formula 1 gradually moves towards banning the use of tyre heating blankets starting the 2024 season, how will that affect the sport, and what are the pros and cons? From 2024 tyre blankets will no longer ... Read More...