Ernie Black - TheF1Poet

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F1 - British GP - Battles and Bitches

F1 – British GP – Battles and Bitches

British GP recap – a very alternative view: British GP 2014 Podium - courtesy Octane Photographics Ltd.

British GP 2014 Podium – courtesy Octane Photographics Ltd.

Well the British Grand Prix is dusted in done

And so too is round number nine of F1’s title run

An interesting race full of thrills and spills

And moments in which spines felt uncomfortable chills

It began in lap one when Kimi ran wide

He rejoined in a fury with a spin and a slide

Massa did…

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Feeling the Burn in the Lotus Garage

Feeling the Burn in the Lotus Garage

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In the Lotus Garage for Friday Practice

Lotus F1 Sponsor Burn Energy Drink, part of the Coca Cola family extended an invitation to me to experience Free Practice us account manager. While she briefed me on the rules and handed me my headset, we chatted about her role and what she does on a typical GP weekend. Fascinating stuff.

Being able to listen in with my headset to conversations between…

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A look back at the crazy events of the Monaco GP of 96

There is one Grand Prix, to which one must go
Without question or doubt, it’s Monaco

Where commitments are final and often misgiving
It’s tight and twisty and unforgiving

I take a look back, in my rear-view mirror
To 1996, here this couldn’t be clearer

A race of attrition, with no immunity
But for a small few, t’was pure opportunity

Join me now, for a quick recap
Of an epic race, lap after lap

On…

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In Memory of a Legend - #SENNA

In Memory of a Legend – #SENNA

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This first day of May, we are reminded of that sad and dreadful day, when the legend passed away. The silence was deafening in our state of dismay, it’s been 20 years for which for him the champagne would no longer spray.

He was not just a driver but so much more, the fiercest competitor to his very core refusing to lift off the throttle which was constantly pinned to the cockpit floor.…

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F1 Premonition - Episode 1 #HumanIgnition

F1 Premonition – Episode 1 #HumanIgnition

Welcome to Episode 1 of Human Ignition.  An imaginative look at the ideas of what Formula One may like in the future.

A production by Burn Energy Drink (@burn) a Coca Cola company in collaboration with the Lotus F1 team and special guests.  This feature is worth a look.  Allow our imagination to be set free and remove the boundaries which limit our vision to what might be.

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#HumanIgnition : The Future of Formula 1 - Movie Trailer

#HumanIgnition : The Future of Formula 1 – Movie Trailer

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Have you ever wondered what the future holds for Formula One?  Abandon all limits, unleash your imagination… Robot Drivers? 3-Dimensional Circuits? Cars that adapt to changing conditions?

With cameos by:

  • 1978 F1 World Champion Mario Andretti
  • Vehicle Designer (Batmobile, Tron: Lightcycle) Herald Belker
  • Architect and Urban designer (Brooklyn 2110) Mitchell Joachim
  • Artist (Marshmallow Laser…

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I AM F1 : With Lotus F1 Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado

I AM F1 : With Lotus F1 Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado

Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia. Thursday 13 March 2014. Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1. World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/Lotus F1.. Courtesy Lotus F1 Team

Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia Thursday 13 March 2014. Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1. World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/Lotus F1.. Courtesy Lotus F1 Team

I AM a Lotus F1 Team driver, I AM in sync in a blink and @BURN is my only energy drink

I AM my own exhibit, F is my letter and 1 is my digit

I AM Motorsport spirit; I AM on the limit in a New York minute

I AM dialed in, tuned in, locked in and…

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A few words from Pirelli’s Paul Hembery and Jean Alesi

A few words from Pirelli’s Paul Hembery and Jean Alesi

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery shares his thoughts ahead of the Australian GP.  Technical Commentator and former F1 driver Jean Alesi  also chimes in .  Thank you to Pirelli media.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Pirelli Media

Photo Credit: Courtesy Pirelli Media

Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director: “This is the most radical rules shake-up of the modern Formula One era, so we’ve had to create a completely different set of…

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2014 In-Season Testing: Statement from Pirelli

PIRELLI AND FORMULA ONE TEAMSAGREE 2014 IN-SEASON TYRE TEST SCHEDULE   Milan, March 7, 2014 – Following the agreement between Pirelli and the 11 Formula One teams, with the approval of the FIA, here is the schedule of the dedicated days (one per team) that each team will devote to tyre testing this year, within the existing 2014 in-season test calendar. 

2014 In-Season Testing: Statement from Pirelli

PIRELLI AND FORMULA ONE TEAMSAGREE 2014 IN-SEASON TYRE TEST SCHEDULE   Milan, March 7, 2014 – Following the agreement between Pirelli and the 11 Formula One teams, with the approval of the FIA, here is the schedule of the dedicated days (one per team) that each team will devote to tyre testing this year, within the existing 2014 in-season test calendar.