Happy twenty-twelve

Happy new year. What are you calling it? “Two thousand and twelve” or “twenty-twelve”? It was a topic of conversation among my friends on New Year’s Day. There is also an interesting article by Ben Zimmer. I have long been in the “twenty-twelve” camp. I said “twenty-eleven” and “twenty-ten”. I often even said “twenty oh […]

2011 Formula 1 constructor rankings (part two)

Unfortunately my top five is a bit predictable, but here we go nonetheless. 5. Sauber F1 Team Sauber actually had a worryingly variable season. The start of the season was very promising, with Kamui Kobayashi stringing together seven consecutive impressive points finishes (although the first of these ended in disqualification). The Saubers were noted for […]

What’s happened to all the racing?

I have noticed that Britain will be losing a lot of top international motor racing next year. The calendars for the¬†World Series by Renault, the World Touring Car Championship and the GT1 World Championship all omit British rounds that had been regulars before. I am not too fussed about the WTCC. But I was considering […]