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Tag: Sebastian Vettel

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›