Formula 1 is back! We’ve all been anxiously awaiting the introduction of the new cars. And boy did they deliver. We’ve seen two quite dramatic races (engaging drama, not polarizing drama like the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP), with Ferrari finally being back in the mix for the championship this year. Mercedes have a ways to […]
16 years, 10 months, and 13 days. That’s how old Max Verstappen was when he signed a contract with Red Bull Racing. 17 years, 5 months and 16 days when he made his debut for Scuderia Toro Rosso at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. 24 years, 2 months and 13 days when he won his […]
Lessons from the Abu Dhabi GP
So, it’s been a few days, how is everyone doing? Apparently the outcome of the 2021 #AbuDhabi GP was such a shock to my system, that I tested positive for covid two days later. This is why it took me a bit longer to write this analysis, but here we go! Mercedes just came out […]
The Benefits of Mindfulness
The Formula 1 #SaudiArabianGP was a race to remember. The championship battle between Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team‘s Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Racing & Red Bull Technology’s Max Verstappen is so intense that it is almost uncomfortable to watch. ALMOST, because of course my calendar for this weekend has been cleared. Nobody is going to keep me from […]
The One Team Mindset
Sunday’s Formula 1 #BrazilGP was an absolute banger! It had everything. Drama, intrigue, and an amazing comeback story with a victorious ending. Let’s start by acknowledging that not every driver could have done what Lewis Hamilton did, regardless of the dominance of his car in a straight line. Not everyone can take a 25-place penalty and continue […]
Yuki the Rookie
Yuki Tsunoda. For those who don’t know him, Yuki is a Formula 1 driver from the Red Bull junior program, who drives for Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 Team, Red Bull Racing & Red Bull Technology‘s sister team. Yuki is a rookie, and has had quite a season. He came out strong at the beginning of the season, but that amazing […]
Team Work makes the Dream Work
It is a massively overused platitude, and yet Sunday’s Formula 1#RussianGP once again showed the value of collaboration. Collaboration allowed Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team‘s Lewis Hamilton to secure his 100th(!) victory in F1. Lack of it cost McLaren Racing‘s Lando Norris his first. Neither Lewis nor Lando wanted to come in for a tyre change when it started […]
The Differences between Bias & Racism
After the #BritishGP, I wrote a blog about bias and its impact on people’s view of the crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. I got a lot of questions about bias in general, some questions about the race, and a few essays about why Lewis/Max was in the wrong. I’ve refrained from giving my opinion about the incident, but did mention that bias is never an excuse for racism.
Performance Under Pressure
Red Bull Racing & Red Bull Technology’s Max Verstappen magnificently triumphed in Sunday’s Formula 1 #DutchGP. As a Dutchie and lifelong F1 fan, I’m thrilled to have a GP here again. Throughout the weekend I’ve been thinking about the impact of home advantage on the brain.
The Dopamine Machine
People often ask me why company culture matters. For anyone asking me that after Sunday’s Formula 1 Hungarian GP, I have one simple answer: look at Williams.
The race was memorable for many reasons. From Valtteri bowling a McLaren/Red Bull/Ferrari strike, to everyone pitting for slicks except Lewis, who ended up alone on the grid at the restart. From him going from dead last to P3 after another phenomenal drive (pushing himself so hard that he ended up having to see the team doctor), to Fernando Alonso helping Esteban Ocon secure his first F1 win by holding off Lewis in a way that made us all think we went back in time 15 years.