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Formula One....But not as we know it

posted by Lee McKenzie on 15/03/2014

This winter, Formula One has undergone what is widely regarded as the most sweeping rule changes since the championship started in 1950. It's still Formula One, but not as we know it! Here are the top 10 things I’m looking forward to most this season...http://www.whosay.com/articles/1434-10-things-to-expect-in-the-2014-formula-1-season
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End of the season. End of an Era...

posted by Lee McKenzie on 01/12/2013

So here we are at the end of another season but also the end of Formula One as we have recognised it in recent years. Whether or not we like the idea of V6 engines and the end of the V8 era, to make the sport less of a Vettel/Newey private party, wholesale rule changes are the way forward.....
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Vettel Wins 4th Title

posted by Lee McKenzie on 28/10/2013

In the past it has been easier for doubters to dismiss the achievements of Vettel but the facts are there. Red Bull and Adrian Newey had not won a Grand Prix in the 3 years together before Sebastian Vettel arrived at the team. There is no doubt the current package is formidable but he still has to put it all together when it matters and he does.....
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Half Term!

posted by Lee McKenzie on 11/08/2013

So we're half way through the season and despite being on an F1 break, I've been looking back at some of my columns from Motorsport Magazine's website. It's a nice little reminder of some of stories you might not have heard after the races. Take a look here.. http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/author/leemckenzie/
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Motorsport Column

posted by Lee McKenzie on 10/08/2013

It is a pleasure to be writing for the Motorsport website http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/ After every F1 race you can read my thoughts on the site and leave your comments. As a flavour, here is my column from the Malaysian Grand Prix. There was plenty to discuss after the chequered flag fell at Sepang, that's for sure! ...
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TALKING A GOOD GAME...

posted by Lee McKenzie on 02/11/2012

After such an exciting start to the season with seven different winners from seven races, some people have been finding Sebastian Vettel’s domination of the last four rounds a bit tedious. But before the “Oh no, not again” kicks in, don’t worry, I really believe that this season still has a few treats in store for all us F1 fans. I am lucky enough to see these drivers on a regular basis and yesterday I interviewed both title contenders, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. Both are desperate to become a triple World Champion but that’s where the similarity ends – off track they talk a very different game.
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At the helm...but please don't rain!

posted by Lee McKenzie on 02/06/2012

Is it really June already? Looking out of my window, it doesn’t look like summer to me. The bunting and the Jubilee excitement is there but where is the sunshine? Even in the crazy world of F1 we’ve not had a huge amount of sunshine but we have been spoiled with masses of on track excitement and of course 6 winners from 6 races – the first time it has happened in the history of the Formula One World Championship.
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Chequered Flag Falls On 2011 Season

posted by Lee McKenzie on 28/11/2011

So that’s it! After 19 races, 18 countries, 5 different race winners and the crowning of a double World Champion , the chequered flag has fallen for the last time in 2011.
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Staying with the BBC for 2012...

posted by Lee McKenzie on 27/11/2011

A short note to say that I’ll be staying with the BBC next season. Having been at Sky and ITV previously, I did think about it all for a long time but the BBC will be at every race next year and it is not often that you can be part of a BAFTA winning team. Of course, like you, I wish we could do every race live but I’m sure you will be suitably impressed with our highlights show for the non-live events and as for the lives – well they’ll be bigger and better than ever. I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last three years and there is no reason that should change in the future. Thanks for reading,as always. Lee x
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Don't Stop Believing!

posted by Lee McKenzie on 18/11/2011

When I first suffered an anaphylactic shock, my main concern was that it would prevent me from travelling abroad – not because I am a travel junkie but because that is how I earn my living.
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