I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Formula 1 US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas last week and want to write up my thoughts after the event. This is not a review of the race itself but rather a review of the venue from a fans point of view and how it compares to other race events I have been to such as IndyCar (Infineon), NASCAR (Infineon) and the 2002 F1 USGP at Indianapolis.
Getting to and from the track
Having read nightmare predictions about parking at the race I decided to use the free park and ride shuttle from the Travis Expo center instead of shelling out $200 for a parking pass.… Read the rest
I recently ran into David Miller, a longtime GGLC member and the newly published author of Circus before Dawn, a novel set in a fictional version of the 1999 Formula 1 season about an start-up F1 team based in the Bay Area. As soon as he told me the basic premise of the novel I knew I had to read it and now here is dust jacket description followed by my own review.
Shortly before the dawn of the new millennium, a video arrives at the postbox of internationally acclaimed motorsport journalist, Trevor Banks. The startling images depict the elite driving talents of an intriguing racecar driver.
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I just got this great decal of the years in which Team Lotus won the F1 constructors championship. It may have been well before my time but there was a period in the 60s and 70s that Lotus was by far and away the best team in Formula 1. The genius of Colin Chapman combined with the talent of drivers like Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti resulted in Lotus not only having the fastest cars but also the best drivers – makes you feel sorry for their opposition 🙂
For more info on the racing history of Lotus check out their wikipedia page.… Read the rest