Month: July 2021

Over-Braked, Over the Ditch, and Over Here: The Day the Americans Took Le Mans - Racing Daydreams by Colin Johnston
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Over-Braked, Over the Ditch, and Over Here: The Day the Americans Took Le Mans

It’s curious how sport can diverge. Relatively straightforward sporting concepts, growing in different directions due to geography or arena. It can be difficult to reconcile different ‘codes’, different approaches. But, if possible, the result can be spectacular. On Sunday 2nd April, 1899 – after 8 hours 22 minutes of racing, and seven falls – French […]

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‘The One Where Ross Puts Me In Charge’ – a Grand Vision - Racing Daydreams by Colin Johnston
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‘The One Where Ross Puts Me In Charge’ – a Grand Vision

Today we had Sprint Qualifying for the first time in Formula One. It’s been coming for quite some time and while, since it was announced, I’ve considered it unnecessary, I didn’t give it too much thought. That is until this weekend. Particularly after it was done & dusted, and those with the requisite paddock passes […]

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I Am… I Said - Racing Daydreams by Colin Johnston
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I Am… I Said

My love of Formula One was born of three things; my granny’s TV, a pair of paper library tickets, and Niki Lauda. Told off for sitting too close to the television, the static tingle and coloured dots were intriguing. As was this, when I was a tiny kid. When I started to follow the sport […]

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Hiring Speed: A British Major Win, the First Champagne - Racing Daydreams by Colin Johnston
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Hiring Speed: A British Major Win, the First Champagne

The second of July this year will see drivers & teams training for the Grosser Preis Von Österreich. It’s a pretty safe bet that the winning car on Sunday will have been created in the UK. There’s a fair chance that the winning driver will be British too. All rather unremarkable these days. Is there […]

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