Notebook from nowhere in particular

    The Australian Grand Prix was, I think it is fair to say, the strangest race weekend that I have even taken part in. Firstly, there wasn’t a Grand Prix… and secondly, well, the world has turned upside-down and none of us can even begin to contemplate when things will get back to normal. All we have... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Mar |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a very cold tent

    Life is a bit complicated at the moment, what with all the F1 races and real world activity in between. We’ve done eight races in 11 weeks and been all over the world to do it, which means that there has been almost no time to do anything else. There was a free weekend at some point when a couple of grand... [Continue reading]

    Posted 23 Nov |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from an autumnal forest

    It doesn’t really matter where you are in the northern hemisphere, at this time of year the forests are spectacular. The leaves have turned a million different shades of greens, yellows, reds and brown, as the trees finish their year with a grand finale, the last blast before they shut down for their wint... [Continue reading]

    Posted 07 Nov |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from Dealey Plaza

    Dealey Plaza is at the western end of the Dallas downtown area. It was where the city began, with the first store, the first post office and the first courthouse all having been in the immediate vicinity. It was completely revamped in 1940 in order to allow Main Street, Elm Street, and Commerce Street to c... [Continue reading]

    Posted 30 Oct |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from Kansai Kokusai Kūkō

    In the Formula 1 world, one gets to visit some remarkable places in the course of each season, and with more races no doubt we will encounter even more of them, although there won’t be much time to enjoy any of it… as the calendar gets bigger and our personal lives contract still further.... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Oct |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from here, there and everywhere

    Life is pretty busy at the moment, as readers of the blog may have noticed. I’m sitting in the check-in area in Paris Charles de Gaulle, bound for St Petersburg, but I seem to be an hour or two earlier than I should be. I was here in Terminal 2C yesterday, arriving back from Singapore and I have sinc... [Continue reading]

    Posted 1 hour ago |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Green notebook from La France Profonde

    Well folks, what can I say? It was flat out after Spa and then straight to Monza, and then flat out ever since. The reason I haven't managed a green notebook from either race is that I have either been travelling to earn money, or doing paying work. You may recall that this is when a wri... [Continue reading]

    Posted 18 Sep |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from another snack bar in Budapest

    I’m just having breakfast, although it is about 11.30 on Monday morning. It has been a long hard night, without dinner, although I had a couple of chocolate bars at around midnight. I didn’t really have lunch yesterday either because the deep fried hamsters that they serve in the media centre, ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 06 Aug |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from a snack bar in Budapest

    I was going to call this “Notebook from a perfect summer day”, which was the case on Monday, but is no longer really true. I spent Monday driving home from Germany, across much of France, on the usual A4 motorway from Metz to Verdun and on to Reims. After that I took a loop north to Saint-Quent... [Continue reading]

    Posted 01 Aug |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Notebook from atop Beachy Head

    How did I end up here? Standing on the edge of a famous cliff, looking down - rather tentatively, lest something happens and I find myself 530 feet below, after a six second fall, which I have concluded would not be a great career move. Still, I must have seemed happy enough because I was not approached by any ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook