Lewis Hamilton made his 200th Grand Prix start this past weekend in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, and delivered his 58th career win Sunday after scoring his 68th pole on Saturday. The latter mark tied the great Michael Schumacher for most in Formula 1 history.
As Hamilton reached a threshold only 16 other drivers have in F1 history, Sam Posey reflects on Hamilton’s journey to get there, from his youthful days in karting, getting scouted by Ron Dennis, to then leaving the paternalistic nature of McLaren to find himself at Mercedes.
This essay is called “The One & Only Lewis,” written and narrated by Posey. For further 2017 and 2016 Posey essays, click here.
New Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has cancelled the FIA Formula E Championship’s planned season four finale, which was set for two races on July 28 and 29, 2018, citing what was termed a “financial fiasco.”
Plante was elected to replace Denis Coderre in the role, and didn’t follow Coderre’s support of the event.
She announced the news today citing financial and logistical challenges she didn’t feel the city could overcome.
Via a report in the CBC, Plante’s administration estimated a potential cost of up to $35 million would needed to be paid by the city’s taxpayers for the event’s second running. Additionally, a nonprofit organization reportedly owes creditors some $9.5 million.
Plante revealed details today in a series of messages posted on Twitter, which you can see in order below.
A Formula E spokesperson supplied a statement of the surprise news to e-racing365.com:
Formula E’s fourth season underwent one calendar change with a return to Punta Del Este, Uruguay replacing a cancelled race in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whether a replacement can be sourced for this race weekend will now remain to be seen.