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Tag: Felipe Massa

Surprising Suzuka

After the yawn-fest that was Korea, Nikki Grubb-Clarke had almost given up on F1. Then, along came Suzuka. And it is here, at the swirly, twisty, figure-8 classic circuit that she finally hoped! Because for the first time, in a long, long time, they raced… Today is a day I never thought I’d see. It… Read More ›

Where Were the Spa-rkles?: The F1 Race Review

The Spa fireworks were missing. There were no biblical downpours and very little wheel-to-wheel action. But worry not, says Nikki Grubb-Clarke. We will get some classic F1 action soon. Till then, make peace with the Finger Sebastian Vettel on the podium. At least, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton made a comeback. Isn’t that a relief?… Read More ›

Hungarian Happiness: When Lewis Hamilton Won

Kimi Raikkonen was icy calm as always. Sebastian Vettel was relegated to a lower step on the podium. Thank God! But Lewis Hamilton was the true star at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He ran a flawless race and his victory was a long time in coming. Nikki Grubb-Clarke squeals with happiness and rejoices! You remember… Read More ›

The Silver Surfer: British Grand Prix Qualifying Review

The silver surfer, the Shetland pony, the Finger and a bit of sunshine thrown in. Silverstone is going shake things up, says Nikki Grubb-Clarke The British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Ooo, it sends a shiver down the spine. This is the track where Ayrton hitched a ride on Mansell’s sidepod. The track where The Evil… Read More ›

The Crown Prince: Monaco Race Review

Monaco lived up to its reputation, despite the tyres that tried to spoil the game. History was made and once again, F1 came alive on the streets of this beautiful, historic city. Of course, it couldn’t have been made possible without the Grinch, Cheeky Checo, Kimster and good old Nico, says Nikki Grubb-Clarke Football. A… Read More ›

Home Run: The Spanish Grand Prix

By Nikki Grubb-Clarke We go into the Spanish Grand Prix being told about the tradition of the race. A race almost always won from poll. In its 20+-year history, you can count on one hand the number of times when, in good weather, the race has not been won from the front row. But this is… Read More ›

Playing Down Under

The 2012 season may have ended with a bang, but I must admit, I didn’t really think this season would be special. It almost felt like I was asking for too much. So, Sunday morning, I sent up a quick prayer for peace, patience and happiness – as I geared up for a race day… Read More ›

Uncovered!

If you think that the F1 season is still over a month away, think again. January rolled on to a stop, giving way to February and the madness started anew (Finally! I thought this winter break would never end). The teams unveiled their cars in a flurry of fireworks, amidst mystery and celebration. Lotus and… Read More ›

That’s All Folks!

Lady Luck screamed, “Hurrahhhh,” as Sunday night came upon us. I sat cross-legged in front of the television. My heart rate was inexplicably high; I Tweeted like a woman possessed, and shushed my dad as he tried to have a conversation with me. The stakes were high. Fernando Alonso was the last man standing between… Read More ›

Winging It

I yawned and stretched, reaching for my gigantic mug of tea. Lady Luck was fast asleep, curled up on the astro turf. Lewis Hamilton came a bit too close. She glanced up and snarled. I bet she did. There can be no other reason. Because the next time I caught a glance of Lew-Lew, he… Read More ›