Thou Shalt Go Forth and Promote

Money. It makes the world go around according to Liza Minelli and Joel Grey, and it has certainly made shipping Formula One around the world, to homes and circuits, a slick affair. But to get the cheque signed a sweetner must be offered, indeed the land of sponsorship is one laden with pitfalls for Bernie … Continue reading

F1 Fan Soapbox

It is hard not to notice that Formula One fans are fairly opinionated people, in fact take a casual glance through the #F1 twitter tag at any time and there are hundreds of heated conversations about new regulations, platypus noses, and even the merits of waking up in the middle of the night to watch … Continue reading

F1 Bromances: The Sequel

It was made abundantly clear that the Formula One Bromance is alive and well, along with the love for the love. In F1 Bromances: I Love You, Man we first explored the definition… noun \ˈbrō-ˌman(t)s\ : a close nonsexual friendship between men …then provided a dubious background and finally peppered the discussion with silly portmanteaux. … Continue reading

The season that was: 2011

You can pour over the statistics until you start to resemble Karun Chandhok and deduce the best moments of 2011 by who gained the most at the starts (Michael Schumacher), or who completed the most laps (Paul di Resta). Or even who won the most races (one clue: the finger). No, this is more concerned … Continue reading

BBC F1 2011: Discography

By: Jo Atkinson (@jagolevert) December for most marks the beginning of Yuletide, a period of festivity and goodwill, where families gather around their Christmas trees or Menorahs (or any other applicable festive items), singing, laughing and basking in the glow of an open fire. This, however, is not the case for all. There are some … Continue reading

#RedBullHomeRun

The off season. Troops of Formula One fans huddled around camp fires, stoking the flames with morsels of rumours, driver swaps and circuit changes. It is a testing time for Formula One fans, most of the year is taken up with high octane racing; pre, post and rumour. Then we’re thrust into the dark, alone … Continue reading

#BBCF1

Formula One coverage in the UK is something to behold, it may not rank as highly as Football or Rugby in the public consciousness, but for those several million who do tune in on the right weekend are rewarded with the best coverage license money can provide. So what does £145.50 buy you? A raft … Continue reading

Movember: The F1 Edition

Mo·vem·ber (the month formerly known as November) : is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health. movember.com — As we skate into the final month of the Formula One season there are more pressing issues than the final two races to consider. More important … Continue reading

F1 Bromances: I Love you, Man

bro·mance noun \ˈbrō-ˌman(t)s\ : a close nonsexual friendship between men — It’s not exactly hard to see that ‘bromance’ is the combination of ‘brother’ and ‘romance’, and although widely credited with coining the Hollywood buzz word, David Carnie is not exactly sure if he invented the word at all, or even used in in Big … Continue reading

Happy 100th to me!

Yes, this is the 100th post on Rookie F1! When I started this I had no idea quite what I was letting myself in for, I hardly expected to wake up in the middle of the night with an idea for a blog, or for that matter find myself switching the laptop on to write … Continue reading

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