Silverstone: Post-race postcard

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

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Valencia: Post-race postcard

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…

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Monaco: Post-race postcard

Not a dollar goes to waste in this place…

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.

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Shanghai: Post-race postcard

Sebastian Vettel catching up on his favourite novel in the cockpit, Bruno Senna steering the wrong way as he rounds turn 1, Fernando Alonso with yet another pair of sunglasses, and the coolest mobile phone case in the world. Just a few of the highlights from Formula 1’s annual visit to Shanghai.

Time for the second instalment of Post-race postcard, the feature where we look back on the Grand Prix weekend in the least serious manner possible!

Unfortunately, the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix didn’t provide us with a lengthy red flag period, so the attention of FOM’s cameramen/women was focused on the racing for the most part. Fortunately, there were a few slightly tickling moments that made the cut for our pictorial review.

This week, we were treated to a fine display from Nico Rosberg as he won his first race. Exciting, yes, but it’s not exactly amusing, is it? Traditionally, the entire Chinese Grand Prix weekend isn’t all that amusing, but we gave it our best shot…

Also featured in our postcard is Hamilton and Massa’s 103rd battle in 12 months, a very guilty looking Mercedes mechanic (it was the fault of whoever gave Michael the green light, to be fair!), and Mark Webber soaring above the kerbs at 300km/h. Yep, seriously, he’s been at it again.

Did you have a favourite moment from the Chinese Grand Prix? Did anything in particular make you laugh or even induce a slight chuckle? Not at all? Well, if you did, make sure you share your thoughts below!

Sepang: Post-race postcard

A brand new feature — showing you the highlights of each race in a fun collage. But what you won’t find here is much of the on-track action… Post-race postcard focuses not only on the racing, but the fun sights from in and around the track, sometimes without even mentioning the racing itself!

The collages are made purely of stills captured from the FOM world feed, but many of the moments you may not have paid attention to at the time.

So here’s the first instalment featuring gazebos, a totally gangsta-lookin’ Adrian Newey, Jean-Éric Vergne looking like a cute kitteh peeking from behind an umbrella, the moment HRT gave Pedro de la Rosa a penalty, an exuberant Sergio Perez, a sobbing Andrea Stella, but most importantly, an unhappy bird. Obviously, he’s seen Heikki’s helmet and does not approve.

So, as the sun set on Sepang for another year, what did you find to be the most memorable moment of the 2012 Malaysia Grand Prix?