Formula 1 Wall of Champions

Formula One World Champions since 1950I finally completed a little home decorating project; my F1 Wall of Champions.

Every formula one word champion since 1950 proudly displaying their year(s) of victory (Schumacher was a bit of a squeeze!). Stitched together on Photoshop, I had this printed on a large canvas which now graces my living room wall.

 

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Belgium F1 at Spa-Francorchamps 2014

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing
Felipe Massa, Williams
Felipe Massa, Williams
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari
Kevin Magnussen, McLaren
Kevin Magnussen, McLaren
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari against former teammate Felipe Massa, Williams
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari against former teammate Felipe Massa, Williams
Jenson Button, McLaren
Jenson Button, McLaren
Marshals doing a good job!
Marshals doing a good job!

Some Funny Faces in Jerez

Every November I become bereft at the loss of my weekend fix of F1 and look forward to March and the spine tingling introduction of The Chain by Fleetwood Mac which tells me it’s F1 season again.  So, it’s only natural I’ve been glued to the BBC F1 website looking for snippets of info and some short clips of the new cars.

And this year they’re pretty new.  New regulations and changes in technology means we’ve got all manner of things to look forward to, from 1.6-litre V6 turbos to hybrid energy-recovery systems, and not forgetting a nose only a mother could love. All the talk is currently about those crazy (ugly?) noses as the teams interpret and stretch the rules.

Despite the anteaters, broom handles and hoovers racing around the Jerez track, I can’t wait to see how this massive shake-up of rules is going to effect the 2014 season. Personally, I’ve got high hopes for Button and Alonso, not least because Red Bull seem to finally be hitting a rocky patch.

A Beginners Guide to Attending the Belgian F1 at Spa-Francorchamps

Deciding to go to a Formula 1 race weekend is a big deal, and if you’ve never done it before it can feel like taking an (expensive) leap into the unknown. After my first F1 weekend to the Belgian F1 in 2013, I decided to write a short guide including all the things I wished I’d known before I went.

So, if like me you’re a lifelong watcher and have never been before GO; it was one of the best experiences of my life (and don’t worry about the details)!

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