Nestled in the Arabian desert are two small cities, you might have heard of them, Dubai and its smaller neighbour Abu Dhabi? I mean, of course you're heard of them, these megacities aren't shy about shouting how great they are, and that's even true when it comes to thrill rides and waterparks.
Lights are out this weekend in Melbourne and Sunday afternoons will ring loudly with the grunt of a hybrid V6. Okay, that will never get the excitement going...but for the petrolhead fans out there our off season is complete and it is time for the greatest race on Earth to begin once again.
Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar, from Modena, are the traditional reasons for visiting Emilia-Romagna but, lesser known, are the forests, hills and valleys which are perfect for outdoor adventure.
On lap 34 of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim this weekend will mark the halfway point of the 2014 Formula One World Championship... the battles across the grid, politics off the grid and the lack of the Vettel finger, makes F1 in 2014 a great spectacle. Here is what I think so far...
Is the idea of a third car off-putting to you? Would it be better to see 16 cars with closer competitiveness compete in F1 rather than 6 cars toiling round at the back trying hard to disappear when being lapped? ... Is that fair? It is in the United Sportscar Championship.
The team is working "round the clock" to increase the competitiveness and claw back some ground that Mercedes currently holds on the entire field. The Ferrari of 2014 seems to have pace on high-speed corners but struggles with stability under braking and speed down the straights.
In amongst this glorious throng of speed awaiting to happen are about five or six cars that Nick, and his 'works' drivers like to race each season at notable events, such as Goodwood Revival, Silverstone Classic and the Historic Monte Carlo Grand Prix.