Jun 7, 2010

A breath of fresh air in F1 racing

My latest column in the Globe and Mail...

Gerard Lopez may be a bit too young to recall Formula One's glory years in the 1970s, but there's little doubt he's a bit of a throwback to the sport's halcyon days.

Renault F1's new majority owner would be pleased to see the sport go back to the days when drivers oozed charisma, characters dominated the pitlane, teams simply cared about racing, and fans regularly met their racing heroes.

“Some teams have become really clinical almost like corporate structures with no soul. And racing gets lost,” said Lopez, 38, who is as comfortable in a boardroom as he is with the gear heads in an F1 garage.

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