Canada
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Canada 2000 – How Jos the Boss became the Boss!

This blog post is written in memoriam to my father, who would turned 76 today. The Canadian Grand Prix of 2000 is one ofthe best races me and my father ever watched on the Television. I can still feel the thrills when it started to rain during the race, I became so excited because there was an Orange F1 car on the track, with a driver wearing an orange helmet,
Chase Carey
Dutch Unraced Blog

Chase Carey: it’s all about the money

Een paar dagen geleden had Liberty Media haar jaarlijkse bijeenkomst. Hier sprak Chase Carey de waarschuwing maar weer eens uit dat slecht presterende Grand Prix’s, dus races waar niet of nauwelijks aan verdiend wordt zomaar van de kalender kunnen verdwijnen. Of het circuit nu van Historische waarde is of niet.  Beter gezegd als je niet genoeg opbrengt wordt je gedumpt. Ik had een paar dagen nodig om het bericht van
Ligier
Blog F1 1994

The Day Schumacher Drove a Ligier

The upcoming book details what is learnt about the Benetton controversies when Schumacher tested a Ligier for one day in December 1994. For instance was the German as impressive when not driving a Benetton? Before we answer this let us remember the background surrounding this test. In early 1994 the Ligier team were in financial trouble following their team owner, Cyril de Rouvre, having been jailed on fraud charges. Benetton
W Series
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W Series, the Formula 3 for woman and girls

Newly announced the W series, standing for Woman series I guess. The idea behind the series is to give female drivers an alternative podium to gain more success in their careers.  To eventually become Formula One’s first female champion in 2022? I have no clue.  The W series is the Formula 3 for woman and girls.  A maximum of twenty drivers will enter the series, which all will drive
Max
Dutch Unraced Blog

Max is ook maar een jochie van 21!

Beste landgenoten ik wil het met jullie hebben over het feit dat men zich niet kan gedragen, men meent zich te moeten provoceren naar andersdenkende toe. Beste Nederlandsche Formule 1 fans… kunnen we effe normaal doen? Max Verstappen is een jochie van 21 dat echt nog wel wereldkampioen wordt. Maar hij is niet special, papa Jos heeft zijn werk gewoon goed gedaan! Inderdaad ik typ gewoon Nederlandsche in plaats van
Gameshop
Blog Gaming

Terug naar de Gameshop in Haarlem

Het was weer eens de hoogste tijd om naar de Gameshop in Haarlem te gaan, mijn collectie van retro consoles en handhelds schreeuwde daar immers om. Je weet wel die game winkel waar ik al eens eerder over schreef, bij binnentreding van de winkel stap je in een tijdscapsule die je regelrecht terugbrengt naar 1993. Het blijft verbazingwekkend om te zien dat dergelijke shops toch nog altijd bestaan, waar je
Blog F1 1994

Martin Brundle at McLaren in 1994

During the winter of 1993/1994 F1 was subjected to infighting, politicking and accusations that cheating was rife within the sport, all of which is explained within the upcoming book. During this time Martin Brundle took a massive gamble with his F1 career, as he refused offers from the likes of Jordan in order to secure the prized race seat at McLaren vacated by the Williams bound Ayrton Senna.  There was
Goodbye
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Goodbye, my love, Goodbye Formula One

Goodbye my love, Goodbye, Goodbye, auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye and au revoir my love. Demis Roussos sang it in 1973, after today’s race at Singapore it seems I have to sing it as well. What has happened with the sport I used to love so much, what happened many like me are on the point to say Goodbye my love? The last seasons, basically since 2009, the Formula One isn’t that
Engines
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The fans want the V12 and V10 engines back!

Since 2014 teams in the Formula One are powered by Hybrid V6 engines with an Turbo. Did the V6 bring any joy to the Formula One? No not really. It took away the feeling and the sound from the Formula One. Be fair you felt in love with the Formula One as well because of the sound that the V10’s and the V12’s produced. Recently Ross Brawn, Managing Director of