Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

25 Apr 2011: Ten questions for… Junior Open-Wheel Talent

Brits on Pole catches up with sports writer and motorsport blogger Ryan Stringfield of the Junior Open Wheel Talent blog.

22 May 2010: Bone-shaking and thrilling in about equal measure

For a moment, as the race began, everything went just perfectly. Slow get-aways by the two cars starting on the front row allowed me to shoot the gap between them and hare off into the distance.

28 Apr 2010: Opinion: Why we wish IndyCar would come to Britain

So there we were, sat high up in the grandstands at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire, watching touring cars whizzing round part of the banking and onto the infield section, thinking to ourselves ‘we want to see this oval used properly‘. Champ Car came to Britain – isn’t it about time the IndyCar Series followed?

7 Feb 2010: Opinion: Is Adam Carroll’s F1 dream still alive?

A year ago Adam Carroll was closing in on the A1GP championship. Now, if rumours linking him to Campos Meta are correct, he might be closing in on an F1 drive. We look at his prospects.

27 Jan 2010: Opinion: Mercedes team launch is bittersweet for Brawn fans

It had to happen, ever since the announcement in November that Mercedes had bought a controlling stake in Brawn GP. Any chance for fans to remain in denial any longer about the corporate German takeover of our plucky British privateers went out of the window on Monday with the official launch of the 2010 Mercedes Grand Prix car and its drivers.

18 Nov 2009: Opinion: A Silver Arrow through Brawn’s heart?

It’s barely been two weeks since the F1 season drew to a close with a mostly unexciting race in the opulence of Abu Dhabi that gave little indication of the thrilling eight months that preceded it. This week, however, both Jenson Button and Brawn GP have hardly been out of the headlines.

25 Sep 2009: Guest post: Why junior formula racing matters

Ryan of the Junior Open-Wheel Talent blog explains for our readers why Formula One is great – but there’s so much more to being a racing fan.

12 Sep 2009: Keeping the faith – a Brawn fan’s perspective on the F1 season so far

Who would have thought, when Honda pulled out of Formula One in December last year, that within three months the team would have been rescued and unveiled a very sprightly-looking car?

19 Aug 2009: NASCAR’s success should inspire F1, says branding expert

Formula One risks being caught up by its rivals in the multi-million pound sports marketing battle – and could learn a thing or two from the commercial success of NASCAR, according to one expert working in the field.

19 Aug 2009: Q&A with Stuart Humm

Stuart Humm, who has responsibility for overseeing the commercial aspects of Shell’s technical partnership with Ferrari, talks to Brits on Pole in depth about branding, sponsorship and driver management.

 
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