© Getty Images

MotorSportsTalk’s F1 2016 season review: All posts, one place

Leave a comment

The dust has now settled following a frantic end to the 2016 Formula 1 season, giving us the chance to spend the last two weeks reviewing the campaign with our end-of-season features.

Below you can find the complete list of MotorSportsTalk’s F1 season review pieces, including the stories of the year, driver rankings and a recap for each of the 24 racers who started a grand prix in 2016.

FEATURES

F1 2016 Review: Stories of the Season
F1 2016 Review: Driver Rankings

DRIVER-BY-DRIVER REVIEWS

Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
Daniel Ricciardo
Sebastian Vettel
Max Verstappen
Kimi Raikkonen
Sergio Perez
Valtteri Bottas
Nico Hulkenberg
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Romain Grosjean
Daniil Kvyat
Jenson Button
Kevin Magnussen
Felipe Nasr
Jolyon Palmer
Pascal Wehrlein
Stoffel Vandoorne
Esteban Gutierrez
Marcus Ericsson
Esteban Ocon
Rio Haryanto

Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

Lewis Hamilton Bubba Wallace
Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images
Leave a comment

Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry.

The idea of Hamilton attending the season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).