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Tag: Fernando Alonso

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 ›

Falling in Love Again!

The Singapore Grand Prix and my reaction to it, left me wondering if I was falling out of love with F1. But then, something changed… I should be honest. I really should. I wrote this post a long time ago. Less than an hour after the Singapore race, to be exact. It was a relief,… Read More ›

Yawn, It Was F1 in Monza

It’s not often that one has to take a long breather post-race to actually sit down and write about it. But that’s exactly what happened during the F1 race in Monza. Sebastian Vettel won an easy race, running almost-perfect, while Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber took 2nd and 3rd place. By Chitra Subramanyam You can… 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 ›

Storm in a Tea Cup – The Canadian Grand Prix

Ever wondered what happens when the Universe conspires against the Ice Man? When Red Bull seems to be running on rocket fuel? When a quiet Scot rises up to stun? When the Finger makes its presence felt (yes, again) and Alonso muscles his way to the podium? Well, that’s what we call the Canadian Grand Prix, says Nikki… Read More ›

Desert Storm

If all we did was look at the winner of the Bahrain Grand Prix, then I guess, we would think that the race was nothing special. Sebastian Vettel won yet again, his finger raised up high, victorious. Sigh! But, even as I watched The Finger cruise to a podium win, I sent up a prayer… Read More ›

Totally Tyred Out

Have you recovered from last weekend’s racing day marathon? I haven’t, but I can’t wait for some more madness. Even as we get ready for our next instalment at the controversial Bahrain circuit, it’s time for my race review. Don’t groan. I promise not to give you a blow-by-blow, just a few highlights, that’s all…. Read More ›

Three in One

My eyes are a little glazed over right now and I am probably a little cross-eyed to boot. One thing is for sure though I have race-addled brains. You can’t really blame me. I woke up this morning, and instead of indulging in an extended lie-in, watching re-runs of Supernatural (hey, it’s Sunday); I rushed… 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 ›

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 ›