by Vishnu Dev
No, of course I don’t mean the drivers. Bear with me for a second as I give you the Richard Nixon segment of these articles. And by Richard Nixon, I mean the behind the scenes abuse of responsibilities, bribes and outraged opinions from team owners about the new sport regulations with the threat of pulling out. All of this does affect the sport. It pushes away the people who manage a wonderful sport. Acts of espionage and bribery mean that the sport will suffer and become a toxic waste dump of scandalous news and prosecutions while a small amount of racing happens. I hope that a season like that never comes. Politics is a filthy business. And like unwanted weeds, we can’t really completely prevent it from it growing, unless we drown the fields with pesticide. But I realize that would be too extreme.
by Vishnu Dev
I saw my first formula one car up close when I was 6 years old. I still remember that moment as if it had happened a few days ago. It was the only thing I found interesting at the science museum that day. It wasn’t the exact car shown in the picture above, but you get the idea. I remember gazing at what definitely wasn’t my father’s Citroën. The long sweeping body that led to a very purposeful looking front nose captured my imagination like nothing I had ever seen before. The large rear wing made it look like a personnel rocket ship that would be used by an alien from another galaxy. I came back home and all I could tell my mother about my field trip was this bizarre new car. I was a fan of cars as a boy, but nothing grew on my mind like that one. It was only a matter of time when curiosity shifted to interest and interest shifted to passion. What I am trying to say with this little sentiment is that I love Formula One. But even the things you love sometimes have the tendency to lose the very charm you love them for.
by Mehul Goenka
There are two things that no man will admit to being bad at - sex and driving. But they will question their mettle at driving once they have seen what drivers go through at the ‘24 Heures du Mans’ or popularly known as 24 hours of Le Mans. Held each year since 1923 at 13.629km long Circuit De La Sarthe near the town of Le Mans in France is the oldest and the most prestigious automobile race in the world. The cars are driven for 24 hours testing the endurance limit for the man and machine for their quest of speed and performance.
by Dhruv Saxena
First things first, this isn't a technical article explaining the FIA rules and regulations which have resulted in ugsome noses on the new set of formula 1 cars. This article’s rant is about their ugliness, which is of such proportions that it would make even Shrek feel better about him.
by Vishnu Dev
Monaco or officially the Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state right underneath France on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the place where rockstars and athletes live, billionaires park their mega yachts every summer, where Hollywood celebrities holiday and the elite of high end gamblers flock. But that doesn’t really interest me. Monaco is also known for its world famous rally stage; The Monte’ Carlo Rally. It’s a tough stage that drivers look forward to all year and one of the places where automotive engineers test the latest in automotive technology developments to the limit. But I’m not interested in rally. For me Rally had its peak from the late 70s till the early 90s where companies like Lancia and Subaru made some really great cars. Now however the sport has become dull. It’s just a few small hatchbacks getting dirty. I’m not being a repugnant, but for me rally nowadays is like solving a complex calculus problem. I wasn’t really looking forward to it. I just want to get it over with and in the end; I’m not really bothered about the final result. But then that’s just my opinion.