1. Pay to Drive? Say It Ain't So, Formula One!

    The Grand Prix Driver's Association (GPDA) is complaining that the fees to pay for the Formula One super license—the coveted license that only a few possess—has gone up substantially...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 140 reads 1 comments

  2. Rules of the Red Bull Air Race: A Look at Penalties

    The Red Bull Air Race is an ever-evolving sport in a manner similar to ground-based motorsports. In motorsports like Formula One, the driver has to be the fastest in order to win, a ...

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  3. Do the Right Thing at the Right Time: Red Bull RB5 Makes Internet Debut

    Exhibiting the trend that the internet is taking over the mainstream television channels, Red Bull Racing unveiled the RB5 through an online video that was posted on their website and subsequently posted everywhere else including YouTube...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 169 reads 1 comments

  4. Greater Interactivity Is Missing From Formula One.

    Formula One has evolved greatly in terms of the cars—from the time when they looked like drag racers to having wings implemented and so on...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 107 reads 4 comments

  5. New Schedule, New Format, New Pilots for the Red Bull Air Race 2009

    The Red Bull Air Race will begin 2009 in the traditional manner by starting off in Abu Dhabi. However, absent from the schedule is London, Rotterdam, and Perth...

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  6. An Hour With Matt Hall, Part III: Talking New Team and Fan Q & A

    Matt Hall and I sat down together for a telephone chat on a dreary January afternoon. As well as talking at length about his team, his goals, and answering questions that fans had for ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 131 reads -1 comments

  7. Red Bull Air Race on Playstation Home: Worth the Hype?

    With the offseason, Red Bull Air Race fans need a way to wet their whistle and with the help of the Playstation Home Network, the Red Bull Air Race can be played by those who have a Playstation 3 and an Internet connection...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 3,564 reads 3 comments

  8. National Teams in Formula One? I'm Still Not Sold

    Formula One is an international sport that transcends borders and has people of all stripes and colours cheering for a team that may be based in a country they have no connection to whatsoever...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 130 reads 4 comments

  9. The Unpredictability That Awaits Us as Formula One Moves Forward

    The 2009 Formula One season will start with the biggest change since 2005 when one set of tires had to last for the entire qualifying and race...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 106 reads -1 comments

  10. An Hour With: Matt Hall: Part II: Training, Equipment and Much More!

    Matt Hall is Australia's first Red Bull Air Race pilot. A decorated Top Gun in the Air Force, Matt has flown combat missions all over the world including Iraq...

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  11. An Hour With: Matt Hall: Part I: The Air Force, Aerobatics & Air Race Quali Camp

    If you were to mention the name "Matt Hall" here in North America, one would think that you were talking about a friend of yours perhaps but the end result is nothing significant...

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  12. Ask The Air Racer: Matt Hall

    To start 2009 off over here at the Red Bull Air Race section on Bleacher Report, I will be interviewing the Australian Red Bull Air Race Rookie Matt Hall...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 112 reads 1 comments

  13. P2P Sports: What Can Be Done about It?

    An article that was recently published in the New York Times talked about how pirated sports clips and photographs are no longer that big an issue. It's all about watching online through third-party P2P networks...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 570 reads 7 comments

  14. Formula One: Where Is The Challenge?

    Medals? Slicks? Lack of wing? Are those things really moving the sport forward or is it making the sport more entertaining? We're often told to be careful what we wish for, and the way it is ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 155 reads 2 comments

  15. Most Memorable, Most Spectacular, Most Interesting in the Red Bull Air Race

    2008 is coming to a close and while we get our snow shovels out and put our aircraft away in their hangars, I like to sit here over a cup of hot chocolate and think of the most interesting ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 123 reads 3 comments

  16. What Would an Air Racing Feeder Series Look Like?

    The Red Bull Air Race is the premier series of air racing. It is known as the "Formula One of the skies," and with the international appeal and glamour that it holds, many pilots from all over are holding onto the dream of being in the air race...

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  17. The Duo Gate: A Change to an Already Changing Sport

    A new gate came in the Red Bull Air Race in the final round in Perth. It's one that I think we'll be seeing a lot of in the coming year. The new gate is known as "The Duo"...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 137 reads 3 comments

  18. Dear Bernie, Please Compromise...

    OK, so the Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled —that's old news. But, I would like to ask Bernie to be a little Canadian, which means making a compromise...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 187 reads 1 comments

  19. BATracer's Bleacher Championship Season Three

    Hello all Bleacher Creatures, it's that time of month again: the third Bleacher Championship on BATracer. In season two, we had a close fight, but Prasenjit Das took top honours by ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 341 reads 4 comments

  20. Medals Instead of Points System? Get Real

    "Ladies and gentleman, let the races begin!" That would probably be something that Jacques Rogge would say at the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Formula One Season...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 115 reads 9 comments

  21. Can Hannes Arch Break Air Race's Version of the Madden Curse?

    If there's any consolation that Paul Bonhomme can take from this year's Red Bull Air Race world series, it's that Hannes Arch won't win a race in 2009—or so history says...

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  22. An Hour With Pete McLeod: Part III: More About Pete, Final Five & The Fans Ask

    In this final installment, Pete and I chat about all things aerobatics and air racing. Part I and Part II can be clicked on...

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  23. An Hour With Pete McLeod Part II: Career, Early Ambitions, Tech and More!

    Pete McLeod, the 24-year old aerobatics pilot from Canada who received his FAI super-license to fly in the Red Bull Air Race came to the University of Toronto to chat with me about a whole host ...

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  24. Bonhomme Wins Final Round, Arch Cements His Championship, Lamb Takes Second

    Hannes Arch had already wrapped up the championship by qualifying higher than ninth place. All he needed to do now was to just fly and get two points—he got himself seven by getting a third place finish...

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  25. Winning May Be Everything But Persevering Also Counts...

    In Formula One, only the best get applauded while the rest take the consolation prize. However, if you haven't been totally exposed to the British media (AKA: The Hamilton Channel or ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 366 reads 2 comments