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Has Bernie sought Force India revenge?

Twitter was alight with speculation during this afternoon’s qualifying session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Force India pulled out of yesterday’s second practice session due to safety concerns. Since then, the team’s cars have been conspicuously absent from the television coverage, which is centrally provided by Bernie Ecclestone’s company, Formula One Management. Despite the fact […]

Formula 1’s business model inherently politicises the sport

FIA statutes, article 1: The FIA shall refrain from manifesting racial, political orĀ religious discrimination in the course of its activities andĀ from taking any action in this respect. This is a principle that the FIA takes seriously. We know this, because the organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix got themselves into very hot water in 2006 […]

A must-follow Twitter account: @sweden

A couple of weeks ago I discovered this brilliant Twitter account, @sweden. Every week, a different Swede is given control over the Twitter account. They have this platform for a week, representing their own point of view, until it is taken over by someone completely different. The results are fantastic. It is diverse, thought-provoking, and […]