Hi, it’s great to be blogging here at Open-Wheels.com. When David got in touch with the opportunity to write for the blog I jumped at the chance, then disappeared on vacation, so sorry about the delay getting around to the first post!
So, I am an IndyCar and F1 fan from London England and I’ll be covering both series. I’ve been blogging at thef1vole.wordpress.com
since 2009. I’ve lived in London, Marseille France and White Plains New York. I have attended F1 races in Monaco
, The London Champ Car Trophy
at Brands Hatch
, and the last IndyCar race (so far) at Watkins Glen
. I’ve been to Long Beach, but only to work on a State Courthouse project, and I’ve driven past Sonoma, but only on the way to Tahoe (it was closed that day). Best open wheel memory so far was driving single seaters at Silverstone…
Me at Silverstone – not moving
I’ll be in Indy
this year for my first 500 and I will be blogging about that from touchdown in Chicago, through the road trip to Indy, and right to the double checkered flags and the bit where TK drinks the milk.
It’s an exciting time for open wheel. This week sees pre-season testing for IndyCar, GP3 (who are having their first tests with their new Aero Kits
) and Formula 1.
We have also had the Rolex 24, which was a bit of an eventful weekend for Dario Franchitti, and we’re now into Daytona 500 territory, which I guess I shouldn’t talk about.
In the UK we have had the bad news that ESPN has picked up the rights to screen IndyCar this year. It’s bad because the UK version of ESPN is expensive for what you get (not much). Disney are even considering shutting the channel down so we might lose it mid-season.
There’s always internet streaming…
Later this year we have the movie Turbo
to look forward to. It’s a story about a snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500. About time they made a movie about Lotus.
I’ll be back soon with my first real post. In the meantime thanks again for welcoming me to Open Wheels and see you on twitter @chrisd1974.