Since the late 1970s Canada has emerged as one of the favoured jaunts on the Formula 1 calendar, with the grand prix held in the parkland of Ile Notre Dame, a man-made island in the imposing Saint Lawrence Seaway.
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The semi-permanent street circuit has witnessed its fair share of iconic moments through the decades, with its tricky track …Keep reading
At 3:11, is it said on the topic of the 1971 Italian Grand Prix that "Gethin, Peterson, Bruce McLaren, Jack Lewis and Tony Brooks finished virtually side by side."
Okay, someone really didn't give a toss about doing their homework – or checking it, for that matter. Keep in mind – this is 1971. Bruce McLaren at this point was a dead man, being fatally injured in a crash the year before, and Jackie Lewis and Tony Brooks both last scored points in 1961, and at this point were both retired from the sport for a decade. I'm struggling to grasp how the dude who wrote the script for this video came up with these names instead of the actual correct ones (Cevert, Hailwood and Ganley). Sorry if this may not be enough effort for a post, but I really was awestruck when I heard that part of the video for the first time.
The Alfa Romeo driver admits, however, that he didn’t have quite enough performance to find his way past the McLaren of Lando Norris in Bahrain.
Raikkonen followed up his eighth place in Australia by qualifying eighth and finishing seventh at Sakhir, right behind rookie Norris.
Despite having picked up extra pace on his final set of tyres, Raikkonen couldn’t find a way past, although he said …Keep reading