1. Hannes Arch Ends American Dominance and Other News From Perth

    Breaking News With the final round of the Red Bull Air Race in Perth, Western Australia this weekend, all it took was one point; Arch got at least two...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  2. Barack Obama Rents Williams F1 For Interlagos

    There has always been a rift between sports and politics. In 2006, Kirk Shelmerdine received an admonishment by the United States Federal Election Commission for placing a "Bush-Cheney '04" bumper ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about over 5 years ago 1,175 reads 26 comments

  3. An Hour With Pete McLeod: Part I: About Himself and The Qualification Camp

    After a lot of collaboration and working our schedules together, Pete McLeod, the 24-year old Canadian aerobatics pilot who received the FAI "super-license" to fly in the high speeds and low ...

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  4. French Grand Prix Was Put to Sleep Without a Peep

    For the second time in two weeks, another Grand Prix has been dropped from the Formula One calendar. The French Grand Prix, held at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, was cancelled by the French Motorsport Federation (FFSA) because of a lack of funds...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 236 reads 2 comments

  5. Toronto Maple Leafs Ticket Prices Out of Conrol

    As the Formula One and de facto Red Bull Air Race community leader, I tend to follow these sports more often than I do the beloved Leafs of the city I live in...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 884 reads 3 comments

  6. What Went Wrong for Paul Bonhomme?

    This Red Bull Air Race season has seen a lot of thrills and spills for just about everyone on the tour. It all started off with Hannes Arch getting second place after beating his former mentor, Mike Mangold, who was also the champion last season...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 282 reads 1 comments

  7. Au Revoir Montreal, Salam Abu Dhabi on Formula 1 Calendar

    How rude of the FIA! How rude of FOM! They don't even bother to give prior notice that Montreal was dropped...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 587 reads 2 comments

  8. Who Will Be the Red Bull Air Race Rookie for 2009?

    The Red Bull Air Race is a new sport and has created a lot of interest for both the layperson and the aviation enthusiast...

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  9. Much Ado About a Whole Lot: Should Logo-Shaped Trophies Be Allowed in F1?

    Last week, I wrote an article regarding what a trophy at Monza should look like, and how a certain corporation took it and made it into its own logo...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 780 reads 4 comments

  10. F1 Trophies Are Becoming Sponsorship Logos. Is Anything Sacred Anymore?

    First, congratulations to Sebastien Vettel for winning the Italian Grand Prix. It was a master drive and he sure as heck didn't put a foot wrong...

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  11. "Not As Well As I'd Hoped It Would Be" and Other Concerns About The MXS...

    Piloted by Nigel Lamb and Alejandro Maclean, the MXS has been advertised as the fastest and sleekest aircraft in the Red Bull Air Race. While sleek, it has its issues...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 318 reads 0 comments

  12. Kudos to Williams, Renault and BMW

    They're an odd triumvirate, aren't they? Why on Earth would one give their kudos to three teams, only one of which is a front-running challenger? It's simple, they go out of their way, to a certain extent, to bring Formula 1 to the unwashed masses...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 340 reads 1 comments

  13. The Championship Is For Arch To Lose After Porto

    Paul Bonhomme has got to be the unluckiest sportsman around right now. He was only able to make one qualifying run on Saturday at the Red Bull Air Race in Porto and Gaia, and could ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 221 reads 0 comments

  14. Could McLaren's Next Championship Be Its Last?

    We all know that Ron Dennis, the CEO of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team will be retiring in a matter of time, what struck me is that if Lewis Hamilton or Heikki Kovalainen were to win the ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 461 reads 6 comments

  15. What Kimi Raikkonen Does During The Off-Season...

    In the Formula One community on Bleacher Report, we strive to do our best to bring the best and most up-to-date information about a very complicated and very international sport...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 1,640 reads 16 comments

  16. The Science of Air Racing

    My human biology degree from the University of Toronto is almost finished and there has to be a way to connect the amazing sport of the Red Bull Air Race to my field of study...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 651 reads 1 comments

  17. The Chicanes: Not As Easy As They Look

    For those that watch motorsports with a passion, they know of the chicanes: a place where cars slow down and passing is more possible...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 556 reads 1 comments

  18. Do Formula One Pitstops Have to Go Manual?

    Today was the first ever European Grand Prix from Valencia, Spain. Felipe Massa won, Kimi Raikkonen exploded, and we saw a slew of twists, turns and near misses...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 335 reads 8 comments

  19. It's All Arch In Budapest

    Hungary seems to be the land of first wins in motorsports. Jenson Button won for the first time in 2006 in Hungary while Heikki Kovalainen took his first ever win almost three weeks ago...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 148 reads 4 comments

  20. The Quadro Will Make or Break Your Race

    Many say that a Red Bull Air Race involves following a course cleanly and quickly in order to win it. This is true; however, a standard Red Bull Air Race track does give the pilots ...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 275 reads 2 comments

  21. Does Formula One Need New Racetracks?

    I love Formula One. I love the fact that they go to almost every region of the world. For me, the cars and the locations make me go nuts about the sport! That is why I am a fan of new racetracks on the calendar...

    Sheiban Shakeri Written by Sheiban Shakeri about almost 6 years ago 392 reads 35 comments

  22. Should It Be Au Revoir For Sebastien Bourdais?

    He came to Formula One with the expectations of his minions that he will produce the same way that he produced in Champ Car—four championships that would catch the eye of Dietrich ...

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  23. If I Were Felipe Massa, I'd Be on Suicide Watch...

    It was a heartbreak! It was devastating. It was worse than, oh, I don't know, anything! Just imagine this, you're within three laps of winning a race, and your engine goes kaboom! This ...

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  24. Bonhomme Chokes, Chambliss Gets The Yolk, and Arch Pleases The Folk

    London. The home race of no fewer than three pilots: Paul Bonhomme, Steve Jones and Nigel Lamb. Championship leader Bonhomme was supposed to win this race, it was all going for him...

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  25. The Woman Who Could Have Been the First Female F1 Driver

    In this era of political correctness, women's rights, and open-mindedness, I am reminded of a time when minds weren't so open. The inspiration to write this came from Peter Haydon's article about women in Formula One...

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