Martini Billboard Proves Too Distracting To Racers

You would think Formula One racers would be used to images of beautiful women. I mean, a bunch of drivers are already dating some very delectable dames, such as Lewis Hamilton & Nicole Scherzinger and Jenson Button & Jessica Michibata.

But I guess it’s one thing to witness such beauty in person, and another thing to […]


Pussycat Doll Trying To Steer F1 Star To The Altar

In the European sports scene, it’s not just soccer players who can score some fine female companionship. Formula One drivers do pretty well for themselves, too. Like Jenson Button getting to celebrate his victories with marvelous model Jessica Michibata. And Lewis Hamilton getting to party post-race with Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.

But now it seems that […]


Formula 1 Chief Not Exactly Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the United States, the sports media freaks out every time an athlete or other sports figure says anything remotely controversial or interesting. ESPN blows up every salacious soundbite they can into a major media controversy, proof of which is the fact that Skip Bayless is still gainfully employed. As a result, interviews with sports […]


Speed Read: Washing Our Hands of the Swine Flu

The discerning reader prefers the news (and most foods) wrapped in bacon and liberally salted with panic. Therefore, we provide your Thursday morning sports-centric swine flu stories to better arm you at the water cooler to pass along the latest gossip mumbled through your faux designer mask:

Texas has suspended all baseball and softball tournaments, eliminated […]


Media Waits While Racer “Celebrates” w/Girlfriend

Meet Jessica Michibata. She’s the current girlfriend of Formula One racer Jenson Button. And as Cameron mentioned in this morning’s Speed Read, she was also the reason Button was running behind in meeting the media after he won the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. Apparently Jessica & Jenson held their own little private post-race celebration […]


Speed Read: Has Twittering Gotten Out Of Hand?

We ask because, at this point, we could almost start a blog updating solely with news about Twittering athletes, coaches and GMs. Yesterday, we wrote about the infamous tweets of the Buffalo Bills and Brian Burke. Sunday, we wrote about Mark Cuban. And you know what? There are two more breaking Twitter stories this morning.

According […]


Formula One Charging Up To $4,000 For Race Tix

It’s hard to find any pro sport that’s not suffering from these hard economic times. And that goes for Formula One racing. Lagging ticket sales means car companies are starting to withdraw racing teams, such as what Honda did in December. And such ticket-selling shortfalls are causing races in France and Canada to be canceled.

On […]


Will Danica Patrick Race Formula One Next Year?

The answer to that, it seems, is a solid maybe. According to the AP, Danica Patrick is on a shortlist of potential drivers for a new, American-based Formula One team that is in creation in Charlotte. And Ken Anderson, the technical director of the new team (called USF1), says that Patrick is definitely under consideration […]


Stick Shift Swiss Miss Gives Racing New Draw(s)

The FIA is reintroducing Formula 2 to racing next year, and a resounding yawn comes from this country, which couldn’t care less about F1. But remember this: with European racing comes European women.

Meet Natacha Gachnang, who shows that women in Switzerland are a little more grown up than Heidi. The 21-year-old will enter F2, and […]


F1 Driver Dreams Of Something A Little Bit Faster

What does Lewis Hamilton want, more than anything thing in the world? (Other than Spanish fans to stop being racist. Good luck with that, Lewis.) Only the coolest, fastest car in the world. And he only needs two more Formula One championships.

McLaren racing team boss Ron Dennis promised Hamilton last year, before he entered […]