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  1. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Pressure to perform a weight on Felipe Massa's mind to stay at Ferrari

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... to have been the case. This time last year he was on the brink of being dumped by Ferrari after a slump in form. He was thinking of quitting the sport altogether. Instead he engaged the services of a sport psychologist and started to show his unquestioned ability again. He will need to do that again with Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali not offering unwavering support in the race ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Feisty and sneaky all in the F1 game

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... it's good for drivers that this sport entails wearing a helmet. Apart from the obvious, a driver can hide behind his headwear. Having made a schoolboy error and exited the race embarrassingly , a driver can march down the pit lane, visor lowered and he doesn't have to talk to the media or the boss. Threats of violence aren't so edifying, but sporting life would be dull without ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Safety a relative concept when travelling fast

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:28pm by Richard Drew

    ... Recent tragedies show that despite advancesin protective measures, danger lurks as ever Safety a relative concept when travelling fast Motor sport is dangerous. This much should be obvious, but with the amount of space taken up in this column over the years lauding the advances of safety in Formula One, the casual reader might think racing is no more dangerous than getting ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Sebastian Vettel's F1 success should be celebrated not criticised

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... Michael Schumacher dominated the sport a decade ago for the Prancing Horse. I don't recall much booing then, even though the dominance was tedious- the exception perhaps being when he took ... triggering the grid penalty. It seems an overreaction that threatens to stifle the very ethos of the sport and the reason the fans love it. As Jenson Button tweeted afterwards: "Acts ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    New FIA weight rules a heavy burden on Formula One drivers

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... David Coulthard did admit that he was bulimic as a young man as he fought to control his weight for racing. Having to fast or pass on a food group can't be healthy. The sport ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Formula One not immune to global financial pressures

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... costs, they tread a fine line in not smothering the next great idea from the designers and engineers. Talking of rule makers, there would seem to be trouble at the the top of the FIA, the sports ... political wrangling, but it could have wide-ranging implications. The sport is still to conclude a new Concorde agreement that will govern the commercial aspects, and the FIA will want a strong man ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Little chance of drama in Brazil as Sebastian Vettel seeks 13th win

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:19pm by Richard Drew

    ... Richard Drew German's total dominance has turned the Interlagos race into a procession as he looks to equal the season mark for wins Little chance of drama at Brazil GP In the nine years this column has been in this newspaper I can't remember wh ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Power of the mighty rupee comes to the fore: Narain Karthikeyan

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... the sport's spotlight is likely to shine with any intensity on the Indian. It's his home grand prix and if there's something the sports-mad nation loves more than having top sport in their backyard, it's having one of their own involved. The rest of the time it's hard to know why Karthikeyan is still at the top table of motor sport. Super licence or no, his record is poor ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Blame Ferrari, Force India and Lotus

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... the three who were benefitting the most from the current tyres: Ferrari, Force India and Lotus. Perhaps Raikkonen and Massa should have a word with their bosses. The sport's governing body, ... is a dish best served cold and Webber was magnificent in the way he told Red Bull of his retirement, just a few minutes before Porsche told the world he'd be driving for them in sports cars ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    2013 F1 gets under way, with an eye on 2014

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... a close eye on 2014 So here we go again. There are just a few days before the Formula One season gets under way in Melbourne. With 19 races spanning the globe, the sport that puts on a show like no other is about to dazzle again. And yet the sport seems oddly distracted heading into the 2013 season. Many in the paddock and many in the stands have half an eye on 2014, and much ...




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