Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance Auto racing’s long-standing tradition of grid girls seems to be in trouble. It was early 2015 when the World Endurance Championships (WEC) got rid of them, and Formula 1 may be next. Director Ross Brawn of Liberty Media, the new controlling group of Formula 1, recently said that the tradition of grid girls is being reconsidered. For the uninitiated, “grid girls” are the pretty women who stand beside the race cars prior to many events to hold grid markers and sponsor signs, and, well… look pretty. Traditionally, grid girls have dressed to Read More
Six Questions About the US Formula One Grand Prix
When is the last time we saw a race with only one meaningful pass for the lead that was this enjoyable? Watching eventual winner Lewis Hamilton stalk Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the lead was a sight to behold and well worth the price of admission. Everyone knew it was going to be a Mercedes race, but few expected such a classic dogfight between their drivers.Read More
INDYCAR: When Even the Chosen Few Are Priced Out
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After the release of my column last week asking whether Indycar was still a viable career goal for American racing drivers, I received a very interesting quote from a member of a site called TrackForum.com (which, upon inspection, turned out to be a great site with some excellent commentary and debate).
Babies Whine. Girls Scream. Engines Growl.October 28, 2013The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by McGunegill Engine PerformanceSo the big news from Formula 1 last week was the audio release demonstrating the sound of the new Honda engine. You can listen to it here.
WOMEN IN FORMULA 1: The Stirling Moss DebateApril 22, 201383-year-old Formula 1 legend Stirling Moss has once again spoken with conviction and said what he really believes to a world that has no convictions and doesn’t know what to believe. And the reaction has been as predictable as sunrise.