When will F1 have a Middle Eastern driver?

October 30, 2009

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 Abu Dhabi’s new Formula One circuit has given the Middle East seemingly unbeatable bragging rights as home to the world’s most modern and lavish track.

Gronholm return will do little to stop Loeb

February 25, 2009

Marcus Gronholm’s one-off return to the world rally championship in Portugal in April will create a few headlines but do little to alleviate one of the sport’s persistent headaches.
 
That can be encapsulated in two words – Sebastien Loeb. The Frenchman is simply too good, a towering Schumacher-like talent who ranks as the most successful and probably the greatest rally driver of all time and whose dominance is definitely a double-edged sword.
 
Loeb is down to earth, likeable and altogether a credit to the sport. But his dominance is also, whisper it quietly, a bit of a yawn for those who don’t work for Citroen or speak French as a first language and who would love to see someone beat him occasionally.
 
Loeb has won the first two races of the season and can nail a sixth successive title this year. When he retires, people will doubtless wax lyrical about how fortunate they were to have witnessed such a once-in-a-lifetime talent. (more…)