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8 Aug 2011: Alexander Sims: F1 bosses want to see you dominate

In the third of his reports from the Hungaroring, Brits on Pole reporter-at-large Scott McCarthy caught up with GP3 front-runner Alexander Sims, who went into the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as championship leader. He talked to Scott about his season to date, how it’s better to win from the front than to get there by overtaking, and whether even winning the championship will be enough on its own.

1 Aug 2011: Brits on Pole at large: Having lots of lovely weather at the Hungaroring

Brits on Pole’s roving reporter Scott McCarthy was at the Hungarian Grand Prix to witness first-hand a thrilling contest and Jenson Button’s victory in his 200th Formula One race. Here’s his fan’s-eye report.

1 Aug 2011: GP2: Focusing on the future with Sam Bird

Brits on Pole’s roving correspondent Scott McCarthy last spoke to Sam Bird about a year ago at the Turkish Grand Prix. Since then, the GP2 front-runner has shown impressive speed and overtaking – followed by an overdose of bad luck in more recent races. They met again at the Hungaroring to catch up and to discuss the future.

1 Jun 2010: Brits on Pole at large: Red-faced bulls and sunburnt fans

Brits on Pole’s roving news and feature writer Scott McCarthy was at Istanbul Park for the Turkish Grand Prix, where he grappled with dodgy bus drivers, over-priced cola and an invasion of Spanish fans dressed as matadors – not to mention seeing Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button duelling right under his nose. Here’s his review of the weekend.

1 Jun 2010: Brits on Pole at large: Flying high with Sam Bird

This weekend Brits on Pole reporter-at-large Scott McCarthy was in the stands at Istanbul Park. He also popped behind the scenes to the GP2 paddock to catch up with British racer Sam Bird. Here’s his report.

6 Nov 2009: Upside-down in a Reliant Robin – it’s Top Gear Live 2009

Top Gear Live, the stunt-filled live-action version of the BBC TV show, launched its 2009-10 tour at Earl’s Court on Bonfire Night. Title sponsors Shell V-Power invited Brits on Pole to the launch, so we scrambled roving reporter Scott McCarthy and sent him into action. Here’s his review.

29 Jul 2009: F1: Renault’s Duxford test suggests Piquet out, Grosjean in

Thought that all F1 testing was banned this year? Well you’d be wrong. Turns out Renault have found an excuse – and Brits on Pole reporter-at-large Scott McCarthy was there to watch. Here’s his report.

16 Mar 2009: Silverstone Half Marathon: Up the Hanger Straight on foot

Silverstone played host to a different sort of racing line-up on Sunday as more than 8000 runners pounded around the historic circuit. Brits on Pole contributor Scott McCarthy was among them – and he did rather well…

15 Dec 2008: Race of Champions: a fan’s-eye view

If you want to see serious wheel to wheel racing, go to Silverstone. If you want a fun day out, and to see (and hear) lots of different cars piloted by different drivers, then the Race of Champions is excellent value.

 
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