Evan Davis: Fake news and b*llshit

"I work in the bullshit industry," Evan Davis begins telling a room full of budding journalists. "We're going to encounter a lot of bullshit." On Tuesday, I found myself sitting in a lecture from Davis. While he used the word 'bullshit' 124 times in the space of 85 minutes, the presenter of Newsnight and Dragon's [...]

Suzuka and what it means now

The Japanese GP at Suzuka is known for so many things. It is the favourite track of multiple world champions, it has decided multiple titles, it has some of the most creative and entertaining fans...but it is also where we most recently lost a driver. The GP will always be a real racer's paradise, but [...]

In words|Monza, my first grand prix

Monza is the temple of speed, the grand prix to attend if you're looking for an electric atmosphere. Fast corners, long straights, and the formidable Tifosi.  Today I got back from the best weekend of my life. I am not exaggerating here; it was everything I had ever hoped for and more. Even now I [...]

My motorsport bucket list

As some of you may have guessed, motorsport is a HUGE part of my life. Note the capitals. I am always being asked what my motorsport dreams and aspirations are, so I thought I would take a bit of time to write a post. Number 1: To have work published This is a really big [...]

Charles Leclerc will be given an F1 seat and here is why

Ferrari Formula 1 Academy driver Charles Leclerc must be given an F1 seat in 2018. He has blown his competitors out of the water, impressed and then impressed again. Seeing as the driver has been making headline after headline, one thought it was about time that his credentials were analysed. Leclerc’s name is one that [...]

Top moments in F1 2017

As Formula 1 shuts down for the annual summer break, I thought I would take a light-hearted look back at the top five moments F1 has given us so far this season.  Five - Alonso topping the time sheets in Q1 https://twitter.com/LastWordOnF1/status/886553579632422912 It is no secret that McLaren Honda has endured another season of relentless [...]

Formula 1 and abject poverty: The truth about Baku

Just a stone’s throw away from where the Formula 1 circus has rolled into town, thousands of people are dwelling in abject poverty. Baku has an atrocious human rights record, but that isn’t all the capital of Azerbaijan is dealing with. A significant number of people living in the capital city are surviving on less [...]

The power of motorsport

Motorsport is powerful, immensely so. It is compelling, addictive and always leaves you wanting more. It gives you that high, that rush, that adrenaline. Then, when it is all over, it leaves you gasping for another installment. Imagine how the drivers must feel. The risks involved are sensational, breathtaking. Utterly incredible. The laws of science [...]