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.