An unpopular take on an unpopular race

2018 Monaco Grand Prix Analysis

When watching Formula 1 races, I steer clear of Twitter. It’s for the same reason as for why it’s best to avoid reviews of a film before watching it for the first time – it’s better not to have someone else’s opinion impeding on your own impressions.

My first reaction when the chequered flag fell on Sunday afternoon – ‘what a brilliant race.’ Safe to say, it was rather surprising to see that the Twitter machine had fired into a frenzy to the contrary, with fans lamenting what they believed to have been a boring race.

Even Fernando Alonso powerfully described it as “the most boring F1 race ever.”

While the top six may have finished in the same positions that they started and overtaking was at a premium, the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix was far better than the critics would lead you to believe.


Image Credit: Octane Photos


Barcelona Test (1): Day One – Opinions

Pre-season testing made its return today and the opening day of the first Barcelona test was certainly not void of incident. Pastor Maldonado strapped a set of soft tyres to the E23, to finish the day at the head of the timesheet, however, Mercedes’ day was uncharacteristically unproductive, as their programme was dramatically altered when Lewis Hamilton brought a halt to his day after just 11 laps – the Brit, struggling with a fever. Elsewhere, Felipe Nasr and Susie Wolff met on track for the very first time and their first encounter will not be forgotten in a hurry.

Barca Test (1) Day 1 Mileage