Amidst the building excitement for the 2012 Summer Olympics, strawberries and cream at Wimbledon and the thought of a car race being held in the very centre of London, there was a very unglamourous Grand Prix happening just up the road in not-so-sunny Northamptonshire. Cue the jokes about the British summer because frankly, they’re just hilarious. Continue reading
Oh yes, everyone’s favourite little game: conspiracy theories. You may recall one of these going around at the end of 2008 which had something to do with a safety car advantaging a particular driver… Ringing any bells?
F1’s most recent expedition yielded crystal balls, another disappointing race for a certain team from Woking, hot weather, French tongue, two almost-rollovers and about one hundred thousand screaming Spaniards.
Sounds decent — and it was. Incredibly, this expedition was widely predicted to be the most boring race of the season, with many (not us… ahem) touting the Valencia street circuit as one of the worst Formula 1 tracks of all time. And to be fair, all 4 previous races held around these same streets didn’t exactly lead anyone to believe it could ever produce a race that could be considered entertaining by F1’s standards. With 2012’s races having heightened everyone’s expectations of how Grands Prix should be, it was going to be a particularly tough ask this time around…
Montréal is a city that has for the previous two years been home to arguably the most exciting races of their entire respective seasons. But just how Pirelli’s alleged speed-hating tyres were going to impact on the 2012 iteration of the Canadian Grand Prix was a major source of excitement and anticipation during the lead-up to the event.
But this Grand Prix takes on a typically French flavour for the second race in succession, being held in the French-speaking Province of Québec. Continue reading
Fast cars, fast women, celebrities and crashes. All things that go hand-in-hand with Monaco, Formula 1’s most famous Grand Prix.
Our latest post-race postcard features not just the aforementioned drawcards, but people standing around waiting for rain, champagne, backflips, two flying cars and the top 6 bunched up at the finish. Yes, that’s right, there was a car race amongst all the glamour and excess.
Here at Formula Umm, we’re all about nonsense. If someone’s said something silly, chances are we’ve heard it. And then probably said something even sillier. But you can only be so silly. And when you pick on people’s silliness on a weekly basis, it can start to get mean. And we don’t want to pick on anybody.
But singling out an umm every week was starting to make it look like that — so we’ve decided to give everyone more time to practice and come up with a proper umm, hence increasing the prestige of this award. Continue reading