Category: General

This is where I will post things that won’t fit in any of the other categories, including announcements.

The F1 ‘Oracle’ – Trying to predict the results for GP #14: Singapore

In this series of posts I attempt to predict the top 10 of both the qualifying session and the race ahead of qualifying. I will enter these predictions on GuessTheGrid, a website which takes your top 10 predictions and ranks them against other’s.   Before I will present my prediction, let us take a look at how my prediction for the Italian Grand Prix worked out. –   Italian GP Recap Well, hell has officially frozen over. Not only did I finished a shared last with only 8 points for qualifying, my girlfriend (marked white) got the top result for this...

The F1 ‘Oracle’ – Trying to predict the results for GP #10: Great Britain

In this series of posts I attempt to predict the top 10 of both the qualifying session and the race ahead of qualifying. I will enter these predictions on GuessTheGrid, a website which takes your top 10 predictions and ranks them against other’s. Before I will present my prediction, let us take a look at how my prediction for the Austrian Grand Prix worked out. –   Austrian GP Recap This was a decent result, but not the result I was looking for after Azerbaijan left me with only 21 points and a larger (+10) point deficit to the leaders. Luckily,...

Design: Gilles Villeneuve’s 1980 helmet

There are hardly more tragic stories than that of Gilles Villeneuve. The Canadian driver drove his first race in 1977 for McLaren, but was picked up by Ferrari for the final two races of the 1977 season. He won his first race in the following 1978 season at his home grand prix. He came close to winning the 1979 championship, but was plagued with problems in the ’80 and ’81 seasons. Then, finally, Ferrari seemed to have built a title challenger for the 1982 season.  After two retirements, Villeneuve came second  in the third race after Ferrari’s #2 driver Didier...

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Make 2017 Yours by Keeping to Your Resolutions

After the dreadful 2016, 2017 has arrived. In 2016, we saw Trump take victory over Clinton, we saw the British exit from the European Union decided through a referendum. We saw numerous terrorist attacks in 2016, most notably in Brussels, Istanbul and Berlin. In Turkey, a failed coup took place, giving Erdogan a carte blanche to cleanse the three pillars of government from critics. Numerous musicians, actors and comedians died, concluding in the family tragedy which first took Carrie Fisher, and her mother Debbie Reynolds the day after. Furthermore, 2016 was again the hottest year on global average meaning that we are...