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Tag: Nico Rosberg

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

The Kingmaker: Monaco Qualifying Review

By Nikki Grubb-Clarke I LOVE the smell of Monaco in the morning! OK, Afternoon – picky, picky! Qualifying is super important in the beautiful Principality. If you want to finish on the podium, you HAVE to qualify well. So how does the land lay going into the Qualifying? Pull up a chair… The Practice sessions… 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 ›

Shanghai Hustle

It was coming on 12.30pm and I was getting edgy. Time was moving too slow. I sighed, loud enough for my mom to look up, amused. “Ok, so, who is going to win today?” I looked at mom and then back at the television. Bernie Ecclestone was busy walking up and down the pitlane. “Well?”… Read More ›

The Bets Are Off

Throw all your cards up in the air and watch where they land. Search for the method in the chaos and you will find none; at least not at the grid in Shanghai. I must admit, after the Sepang Surprise (rain and all), I was expecting a regular race. You know the sort, with the… Read More ›