Entries by Todd McCandless from 11/2011

Why Sebastian Vettel Should be Your Investment Broker

| Posted 11.05.2011 | UK

Let's face it, India has a Formula One race because it has potential for economic growth, marketing appeal and someone over there had a wad of cash to invest in a purpose-built circuit in the Noida region in which to hold an inaugural race. Dust, dogs, bats, mice and more all congealed to make last Sunday's race one for the history books.

Senna's McLaren? Yes, You Can Drive That Too

| Posted 11.07.2011 | UK

McLaren, I've learned over the years, doesn't do anything half-hearted. n fact, they are very selective in who they work with and who they choose to lend their name to. One looks no further than the myriad games, toys and swag bereft of their name to see that truism.

Lewis Hamilton's Win Is Good, but the Smile Is Better

| Posted 11.14.2011 | UK

Hamilton has had collisions, poor performances and mentally difficult races in 2011. The announcement of his split with long-time girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger is rumoured to be the single element weighing on him in his personal life and affecting his professional drives.

Austin GP Set for Ignominy

| Posted 11.16.2011 | UK

Several months ago a new venture in Austin Texas was announced. Formula One would return to America. The excitement was tempered with a heavy dose of skepticism because few knew who Tavo Hellmund was and we'd just survived the failed USF1 team's still-birth.

Lotus Renault: 'Bold Failure' Justifies Petrov's Bold Rebuke

| Posted 11.19.2011 | UK

No one expects them to make a leap from where they are now to winning the title in 2012 and if they can do it, then good for them but perhaps prudence is a better strategy and patient building upon a solid design and solid driver lineup will reap bigger rewards over the next two years in which they can build.

Ecclestone Answers Austin GP: 'They Haven't Got the Money'

| Posted 11.25.2011 | UK

The Circuit of the Americas group offered a press release earlier today stating they have proffered a contract to Formula One Management's (FOM) Bernie Ecclestone that was inclusive of the initial payment for sanctioning fees to host the race in Austin in 2012 should the F1 boss agree to it.

Lotus Renault GP Signs Raikkonen for 2012, One Driver Too Many?

| Posted 11.29.2011 | UK

Lotus Renault GP announced the signing of world champion Kimi Raikkonen for 2012. The elusive Finnish driver has reputation of being a disengaged employee and yet his fans are some of the most ardent in the business.