Legalize what?

Seb Vet RB9 worship

4-time WDC Seb bows to the beast! Image Copyright © 2013 Ajit Devadason 

What are they legalizing?

Victory celebration? That’s nonsense isn’t it. The FIA are now permitting doughnuts by the winner. Permitting? You mean they weren’t allowed to all these years?

Like him or loathe him you’ve got to admit Seb’s celebrations at the BIC last year have made for some iconic footage of Formula One. It’s probably the only way the Indian GP is going to be remembered.

What a moment that was! Nobody expected it.

It’s right up there with the track invasion on Mansell’s Williams in 1992 at the British GP or Schumi thumping his steering crazily whilst zig zagging ‘dangerously’ at Suzuka in 2000. Why even Eddie Jordan jumping in the wet pit lane at Spa in 1999 after his team’s maiden 1-2 was a sight to cherish.

A sport’s classic moments cannot be regulated, clamped down, dictated or predicted.
Not even F1. No matter who’s in control.


Skin deep glory

Ayrton Senna

A colour pencil illustration by artist Nick Curry © 2002. Image Copyright © 2014 Ajit Devadason

The legendary Lotus 98T, Renault V6 Twin Turbo 1.5 was piloted to victories at Spain and Detroit in 1986 by Ayrton Senna. It also grabbed 8 poles! Can Romain Grosjean outdo that in the current spec Lotus?

The Toleman-Benetton-Renault-Lotus team that exists now has ‘bought’ the rights to the classic livery and name of the 98T…but can it buy itself some Colin Chapman glory too or is it content playing the look-alike. Wannabe.