Round 8 of 21, it was another Formula 1 Grand Prix filled with small action. Right from the beginning, Hamilton had a very good start and managed to stay in front of the field. His teammate, on the other hand, did not have the same pace Hamilton had. With the Ferrari’s starting 3rd and 7th place, respectively, they only managed to get 3rd (Charles Leclerc) and 5th (Sebastian Vettel) on the grid. Some last lap drama included Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.
It would appear that NASCAR has a problem. Last weekend was the annual spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway, in Tennessee. Like many others, I was at home watching the race, but I was dismayed to see so many empty grandstand seats at a track that used to sell out for every race. And we aren't talking just a few seats. At both ends of the track, the grandstands were closed off. There was no one sitting in those areas. Even along the straight stretches, there were a lot of noticeable gaps. No one seems to know exactly how many people were there, as Forbes reports.
The big news for the start of the 2018 season was the implementation of the halo. The halo device is made out of titanium material which has been tested by the FIA to ensure it can handle the heaviest of loads. The halo is fitted to the cars by the teams as the FIA ensure they are tested for the teams to use. With that being said, the halo is able to have some carbon fibre attached to the top of the device.
In 2018 Esteban Ocon has had some amazing performances throughout the season so far, but currently the news stands that Esteban Ocon will not be staying with the Force India team for 2019.
Five years ago, at age 14, a racer's dream came into action. She was raised by a family of adrenaline junkies; from dirt track racing to asphalt, drag racing, snowmobiles, you name it. She arrived at the Fastest 1/4 Mile Oval Track in Wisconsin in 2013, never driven a car before let alone raced one. This girl was always hard on herself and always cared about what people thought of her.
As F1 enters it's second season under the new regulations and leadership, there can really only be one goal: improvement. Now, don't get me wrong, 2017 was a nice introduction to a new era. It's just that, well, for the changes to really justify themselves, everything should be just that tiny bit better in 2018. Cars were fast in 2017 now they should be even quicker (which they are). Things, got a whole lot more interactive and social media savy in 2017, now it should get even better in that department, etc.
Aside from the most obvious catastrophe of losing one's life, the dangers of street racing have amassed greatly since the introduction of inexpensive vehicles with extraordinary horse power and speedometers easily reaching past 150. Cars moving so fast you can't even see them—nor control them—just isn't what they were built for, and the dangers of street racing proves this fact. Unlike popular belief, this is not how any of the top NASCAR drivers initiated their careers, in all likelihood street racing will only end your career, or at least your driving one when your license gets revoked.
What makes a record unbreakable? Is it the fact that it's so hard to do so, or is it a change in the regulations that makes it literally unable to be beaten? With racing, it's often a mixture of the two, with a dash of brilliant luck added in for good measure.
NASCAR is not just a name in stock car racing; it's one of the most competitive racing circuits in the world. Currently, NASCAR racing also one of the most lucrative racing competitions in the world, with many of the richest NASCAR drivers in history retiring with millions of dollars in the bank.
Imagine a great and climactic multi-car scrap. One that goes on for lap after lap between different drivers representing different teams. Where positions change and contact is never than a few millimeters away. Perhaps there's a driver who makes the drive of his or her (you never know) life and emerges victorious from it. And then think of the disappointment, when you remember that it was all virtually for nothing, as it was going on way outside the top 10.
As someone who loves to write about and generally immerse myself in the world of fiction and fantasy, there have been instances (rare ones), where I have felt the the need to rationalise all of it. As if to convince myself that there is more to exploring fantasy than just fun. And indeed, one could make strong arguements on how it's not an escape from reality, but a way of understanding it. Or, how fantasy reveals the truth, which reality obscures (and etc.).