Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For Sale: Senna's First F1 Car

Listed at Silverstone you can now buy Ayrton Senna de Silva's first F1 car.  The car he drove to a spectacular 2nd place in Monaco, in the rain.   The Toleman TG-184-2 was given to a driver in 1985 in lieu of salary.  He kept it until 1994 when he sold it to the current owner.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

F1-Geeks Armchair Team Principal - Spain

The Circuit de Catalunya.  Is it me or does Bob Varsha love to pronounce the name of this track?

Memorable to me for the race where Michael Schumacher, in his early days, started driving very oddly around the course.   Odd lines, weird apexes, I remember thinking he lost his contact lenses.   It turned out his Benetton was stuck in 5th gear the second half of the race and he still managed to take 2nd.  I thought this was pretty cool but had no idea what he would achieve the next decade.

So far this season we've had four races with four different winners, Button, Alonso, Rossberg, Vettel.  Will Spain produce a 5th?