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Tag: Mark Webber

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 ›

Suzuka: F1 Qualifying Notes

By Nikki Grubb-Clarke It would be tremendously remiss of me to start writing about this weekend, without starting by conveying the shock and devastation of all of us here at Riding Fast and Flying Low upon hearing the news of the passing of Maria De Villota. Not just a great racing driver, Maria has shown… 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 ›

Spa-ctacular! The F1 Qualifying Notes

Nikki Grubb-Clarke kicks off those F1 holiday blues and welcomes us to Spa and a phenomenal Qualifying. This is where our delightful Lewis Hamilton knocked bleached-out Sebastian Vettel off the pole. Even as Vettel scrambled for 2nd on the grid, the awesome Australian, Mark Webber, took 3rd place. All this of course, in rain. On… Read More ›

Hot in Hungary: F1 Qualifying Review

The steaming hot track at Hungaroring was the F1 qualifying arena for the 10 round. But the you-can-fry-eggs-here track did not prove to be a deterrent as Lewis Hamilton swept past Sebastian Vettel to take pole, even as Romain Grosjean smiled his way to 3rd on the grid. But will Lew-Lew finally get the win… Read More ›

Welcome to the Green Hell: German Grand Prix Qualifying

By Nikki Grubb-Clarke Ahh, the Nurburgring. If you listen to James May, the place that makes cars rubbish if manufacturers choose to test them there. If you listen to everyone else, the track with the single most brilliant nickname in the whole wide world, ever. The Green Hell. Imagine it said in a deep voice,… Read More ›

Dear Pirelli, What The Hecky-Pecky Was That?

Traumatised by the events at the Silverstone Race, Nikki Grubb-Clarke writes to Pirelli, asking them one simple question: Whaaat the hecky-pecky was that? My Dearest Pirelli, Hello! Long time, no speak – I trust you’re missing me oodles! I hope my letter finds you well on this beautiful summer’s day. Me? I’m not so good…. Read More ›

Sweet Silverstone, Hello!

There’s a reason why we love Silverstone. It is much more than a circuit. It’s where history is made, says Nikki Grubb-Clarke Oh I love the smell of Woodcote in the morning. Silverstone. A beautiful grey ribbon nestled in the Northamptonshire countryside. The birthplace of Formula 1 where in 1950, Giuseppe Farina won the first… Read More ›

A F1 Fan’s Naiveté

Honestly, I am mortified. Not only did I miss, what could turn out to be one of the most exciting and controversial races this season (well, it is just Race 2), but I have also managed to delay the race review. Not that there is any point really. I am sure all of you have… 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 ›