Georgy Suvorin and Willy Scholl won the first two Grands Prix held in Russia, in St Petersburg in 1913 and 1914, but today’s race around the Olympic Park in Sochi was the first since the modern world championship began in 1950. In truth, it offered arguably the least amount of spectacle of any round so […]
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What a gob-smacking venue. Beijing’s Olympic legacy runs to a whole series of remarkable buildings. As well as all the sporting arenas and stadia, the seven-star Pangu hotel is behind us, rearing up like a giant dragon, while a vast sighteeing platform straight out of Men In Black has just been finished due north of […]
After 1000 days gestation, planning and build-up, Formula E is officially go. TG.com is in Beijing for the debut race, and things are starting to hot up. In all senses – for all its notoriously variable air quality, the sun is thumping down on the city this morning, and you can actually see the sky.
When a battle between two protagonists really starts to heat up, hubris always plays a part. In Greek tragedy, it occurs when the hero arrogantly defies the Gods, and hastens his own demise. Shakespeare loved it: King Lear, Macbeth and Hamlet all suffered from it. In Formula One, it’s when you drive like a berk […]
Formula One’s ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone called an emergency meeting with the team principals minutes before qualifying for the Hungarian GP began on Saturday lunchtime. With television viewing figures waning – in some territories at least – and disappointing box office last time out at Hockenheim, Bernie is officially worried.
When Williams locked out the front row in yesterday’s qualifying session, it was an uplifting result for the officially plucky British squad in a week of entirely predictable misery for English football fans. Its first one-two since the German Grand Prix in 2003, it was also the first pole position Felipe Massa has managed since […]
Mercedes headed into the Canadian Grand Prix chasing their sixth consecutive one-two finish, something that no team in Formula One has ever managed to nail. But, despite dominating the 2014 season so far, wise heads like team boss Paddy Lowe knew to temper what looked like favourable odds against the fact that this brilliant street […]