Author Profile: Michael Harvey
Something about all those wide landscape shots of Sao Paulo made this afternoon’s Brazilian Grand Prix more tense than any we’ve had since Sebastian Vettel began that extraordinary run of wins back in Spa back in August. How skies can look that leaden and it not rain we have no idea, but the sense of […]
There must have been some anxious moments at the BBC as delay after delay pushed this afternoon’s F1 qualifying closer to the start time of Strictly Come Dancing (and the big 50th anniversary Doctor Who, of course). As it was, Q3 didn’t get started until 5.30pm and well, was almost as good to watch as […]
Well, bless him, Martin Brundle did his damnedest on Sky to convince us that the US Grand Prix was a better place to spend an early Sunday evening than the Strictly or the X-Factor results shows, but it didn’t look that way to us. The radio message to winner Sebastian Vettel that the race was […]
In case you missed it, Heikki Kovalainen made a sensational ‘return’ to F1 at the Circuit of the Americas in Kimi Räikkonen’s car. Yes, yes, yes… we know he’s been doing Friday duties with Caterham since earlier this year and only lost his race seat last year, but did anyone really expect him to end […]
Three times Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced last night that he is to retire immediately from the sport on medical advice. The 40-year old Scot was seriously injured in a crash at the Indycar Houston street race in October, damaging his back and suffering concussion. Doctors had told Franchitti another accident might permanently damage […]
There will be some frosty atmopsheres in garages up and down the pit lane in Austin when F1 rolls in to town this weekend. The drivers market, which has been febrile ever since Mark Webber announced he’d be leaving the sport at the end of the season, has positively caught fire this week.