Category Archives: Formula 1

YA and Gender Conference, Italy 2017

Hello academic pals. Here is a conference that you may be interested in. It is called Literature, Translation, and Mediation by and for Children: Gender, Diversity, and Stereotype, and it will take place at the University of Bologna at Forlì … Continue reading

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Le Mans – Not Just For Boys

I don’t post about motorsport very often here because I get the impression that most of you are not very interested in it. However, I did want to mention a few things about this year’s Le Mans 24 hour race. … Continue reading

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What A Year!

Way back in March I posted this. “Interesting”, I said. Well, yeah, you could say that. 🙂 So, Jenson and Rubinho will be racing this year after all. Mercedes engines too. This could be interesting.

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Welcome Back, Boys

Team Lotus are coming back to Formula 1 as of next year. According to Autosport the team is part-backed by the Malaysian government. It sounds like the BMW-Sauber team has been saved as well, and Montreal is back on the … Continue reading

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F1 Deal Struck – End for Max?

The BBC is reporting that a deal has been struck to end the feud between the FIA and Formula 1’s teams. Here’s the key sentence: But it appears a resolution has now been found and, as part of the deal, … Continue reading

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IPL Final

The final match of this year’s IPL is just getting underway in its temporary home of Johannesburg. Much to everyone’s surprise, the two teams are last year’s whipping boys, the Deccan Chargers and Bangalore Royal Challengers. The Chargers are perhaps … Continue reading

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Bad Week for Sport

Well, that’s the IPL done for this year. It should have been easy. The Royals had one game left, against the bottom-of-the-table Kolkata Knight Riders. All they needed to do was win, and they would be in the semi-finals. They … Continue reading

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And They’re Off!

F1 roars back into life this weekend in Melbourne. Friday practice has finished, and if things stay the same way tomorrow then the front row of the grid will be — all Williams. The Ferrari and Brawn cars also did … Continue reading

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Team Brawn

So, Jenson and Rubinho will be racing this year after all. Mercedes engines too. This could be interesting. Picture via the BBC who also have this report.

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A US F1 Team?

Today’s BBC news brings a report that a new Formula 1 team may join the circus in 2010. It will be headed by none other than Peter Windsor, who is a former manager of the Williams team as well as … Continue reading

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One Down, One to Go

It looks like being a good week for people of color. Lewis has done his bit. Mr. Obama, it is all down to you now. And, um, could you please make it less nail biting? Sorry, Brazilian friends, your boy … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend

It seems like I’m finally getting caught up on the various projects I have had backed up since mid-April, so I can afford to take it fairly easy this weekend. That’s just as well, because it is serious couch potato … Continue reading

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Farewell, Super Best Friends

It would appear that Super Aguri are no more. That’s a shame, they were highly entertaining at times. And they gave Force India someone to compete against. The back of the grid is no fun if there is one team … Continue reading

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Good Weekend

Wow, that was a busy one. There will be more posts coming today, but for now I just want to do a quick comment on sporting stuff. Obviously I’m still on cloud 9 over the Welsh Grand Slam, and I … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Work, jet-lag, weekend conference to attend, SF in SF reading, BASFA, off to ICFA. And of that wasn’t enough, there’s the cricket (thank you, Auckland, for helping Jimmy Anderson get match fit), the rugby (Welsh Grand Slam on the way?), … Continue reading

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Danger, Finnish Drivers

The Formula 1 season kicks off in Albert Park over the weekend. Kevin and I are both very busy, and will probably end up watching the race on video at some point, but we can at least look forward to … Continue reading

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On Car Design

Well, Scott Speed might not have made it in Formula 1, but his namesake is about to hit the big screen. Yes, Speed Racer: The Movie is almost upon us, and therefore a whole bunch of people who are not … Continue reading

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The Iceman Cometh

Well, well, well. Who would have thought it? A fabulous finish to the F1 season and (so far) not a lawyer in sight. Miracles happen. Hey, and Kimi even smiled! He did, I saw it. More than once. It is … Continue reading

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So Far So Good for Lewis

Well, that was Friday practice, and so far our boy Hamilton is looking good. Certainly the McLarens seem to have the edge, and thus far Lewis is out-performing Alonso. Of course there is a long way to go yet, and … Continue reading

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Farewell Michael

OK, so Kevin has finished watching his recording of the race. I can talk about it. I was late getting to ITV’s coverage, so I missed any video they might have had of the incident that got Alonso penalized. It … Continue reading

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