IndyCar: Mid-Ohio heroes and zeroes 2016

Simon Pagenaud got back to winning ways at Mid-Ohio as most of his championship challengers hit more trouble. I rate the heroes and zeroes from the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Mid-Ohio Indy 200 heroes 2016 Heroes – Fans at Mid-Ohio Bumper crowds for the race day were a welcome antidote to the doom and…

F1: German Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

As decisions by the race stewards once again took centre stage, I rate the heroes and zeroes from a pretty dull 2016 German Grand Prix. German Grand Prix heroes 2016 Hero – Lewis Hamilton Hamilton was not pressed on Sunday afternoon. After his teammate Nico Rosberg gifted him the lead off the line, Hamilton simply…

F1: Hungarian Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

A look at the stars and villains from the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix – a race that turned out pretty dull after a thrilling, 2-hour qualifying session. Hungarian Grand Prix heroes 2016 Hero – Lewis Hamilton Should he have had pole on Saturday? Yes Did he command the race from lights to flag? Yes Did…

IndyCar: end of the road for Andretti/Andretti?

With only 5 races remaining on the 2016 IndyCar schedule Marco Andretti is in a familiar position: winless, trailing teammates and languishing in the point standings. Is it time for the end of the Andretti and Andretti partnership? Rookie sensation… back in 2006 Marco – in 17th place – is the lowest of the Andretti Autosport drivers…

IndyCar: Indy Toronto ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

The narrow, bumpy streets of Toronto saw some classic IndyCar street racing with a grandstand finish and win for Will Power. 2016 Indy Toronto heroes Hero – Tony Kanaan At first glance it looked like Kanaan was destined for another disappointing result playing second fiddle to his team mate, Scott Dixon. Put on what appeared…

IndyCar: where will Newgarden be in 2017?

A stunning win at Iowa Speedway this past weekend confirmed Josef Newgarden is still on course to be the next championship contender in IndyCar. Out of contract with Ed Carpenter Racing at the end of 2016, where Newgarden drives next season is a mouth-watering prospect. Here’s a run-down of the options for the 3-time IndyCar race…

F1: Alonso (almost) vindicated on McLaren move

Fernando Alonso was widely pilloried in 2015 for his move from Ferrari to the second generation McLaren-Honda partnership. Mid-way through the 2016 season and the validity of that decision is starting to swing back in favour of the Spaniard. Another bad Alonso career move The grim reality of how far off the pace McLaren were…

F1: Austrian Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

The Austrian Alps reverberated to the sound of smashing carbon and exploding tyres at the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix. I rate the heroes and zeroes from a dramatic afternoon at the Red Bull Ring. Austrian Grand Prix 2016 heroes Hero – Jenson Button The former world champion was back where he belongs at the sharp…

F1: the drivers who’ve outstayed their welcome

With the Formula 1 silly season ramping up for the summer, a look at the drivers who should be moving on. Time gentlemen please… Felipe Massa – Williams Mercedes Felipe was expected to struggle at Williams against the much-vaunted Valtteri Bottas. The Brazilian is due a load of credit for showing everyone (myself included) that…

F1: European Grand Prix ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

Rating the heroes and zeroes from the first European Grand Prix to be hosted in the Azerbaijan city of Baku. European Grand Prix Baku 2016 heroes Hero – Force India mechanics Force India looked strong in the build up to qualifying – right until the moment when Sergio Perez kissed the wall in free practice…