Author: JohnValbyNation

Vandoorne unfazed by McLaren young driver curse

Rookie Stoffel Vandoorne says he isn’t focused on the poor track record in the past associated with young drivers joining McLaren. In the recent years, both Sergio Perez and Kevin Magnussen were hailed as outstanding talents by McLaren, only for both drivers to disappoint and leave the Woking-based outfit after a single year. Given McLaren-Honda’s…

By JohnValbyNation November 25, 2019 0

Cutting aerodynamics not the way to go, insists Brawn

Ross Brawn, Formula 1’s managing director for motorsport, says cutting downforce levels isn’t the answer to improving competitiveness in the sport. Brawn was speaking at a special press conference in Montreal on Friday. Liberty Media’s new F1 management team answered questions from the media about the future direction of the sport. “We know we rely…

By JohnValbyNation November 25, 2019 0

Malaysian Grand Prix dropped after 2017!

Formula 1 will not be returning to Sepang after this year’s Malaysian Grand Prix, F1 commercial boss Sean Bratches has announced. The race has been on the calendar since 1998, and was one of the first exotic fly-away events, and a lucrative one at that, initiated under the Bernie Ecclestone era. But Malaysia had struggled…

By JohnValbyNation November 24, 2019 0

Verstappen convinced he can put one over on Hamilton

He may still be a teenager, but Max Verstappen doesn’t have any inhibitions about  going wheel-to-wheel with anyone in F1, including Lewis Hamilton. But don’t confuse his proclaimed self-confidence with a proud or chesty attitude, for Max simply knows better than anyone, and trusts implicitly, the depth and caliber of his natural skills and ability.…

By JohnValbyNation November 24, 2019 0