We usually have until the end of July to figure out how to deal with our F1WS. Yes, that stands for ‘F1 Withdrawal Symptoms”. But with the Chinese Grand Prix cancelled, we’ve ended up with this strange four-week wait until we rock up at Baku for the next race.
Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered – we’ve survived a week, but here are some of the best cures to the F1WS. Or, if you’re fed up with the FIA after the Australian Grand Prix it may be a good idea to switch off from all forms of motorsport and cry into a pillow to recover. Up to you.
We all love Formula 1, of course. That’s why we’re here!
But there are also plenty of other motorsports out there to explore. Especially when some of them will help fill the gaps in the F1 winter break, too. Over the next three weekends, there is plenty of action.
International categories like Formula E, MotoGP, WEC and WRC, or national series like IndyCar, NASCAR, British GT, and Super Formula – just to name a few. Whether you want to explore motorsport on two wheels or some all-electric single-seaters, you can definitely find something for you.
This is probably pointing out the obvious, but we mean a motorsport-themed book, of course.
There are literally hundreds of F1 books to choose from, including autobiographies from Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Niki Lauda and even Adrian Newey. Take it from us – we’ve read them, and they are 👌
Or if you’re looking for something new, Guenther Steiner’s book ‘Surviving To Drive’ is due for release on the 20th of April, and offers insight into the 2022 season from the eyes of a team principal. We imagine it’s going to be highly comical.
There are many motorsport films out there, and nothing is better than cosying up on the sofa with some popcorn and getting stuck into a good film. Here are some of our personal favourites:
Rush: It captures the famous battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt perfectly and is a faithful recreation of the 1976 season. It will make you laugh, cry and go through a whole rollercoaster of emotions.
Senna: Do we need to say any more? This documentary covers his life from 1984 to his unfortunate death in 1994. It is a deeply moving film and provides an incredible insight into a legend of the sport.
Williams: Another incredible documentary that tells the story all the way from Frank Williams founding the team to when Claire took the reins. A must-watch.
Ford vs Ferrari: Not F1, but still a brilliant film. The gripping story of Carroll Shelby, Ken Miles and Ford’s efforts to win the famous 24-hour Le Mans race. With Ford returning to F1, it may be worth watching for an insight into their motorsport history!
This might seem a little random, but if you don’t mind spending a few pennies to keep yourself entertained over the next few weeks – this could be the perfect option.
There are some mind-blowing Lego offerings, including the Lego McLaren, which – from personal experience – took a member of our WTF1 team 16 hours, four cans of Monster, two breakdowns and one plaster to assemble. But it was so worth it.
If you’re not looking for such a big project, there are smaller ones, too. The Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 is fun, there’s the Formula E Porsche 99x and if you’d rather have road-going models, the McLaren Senna and Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro look incredible 😍
Who else could we ask but LEGO-loving @LandoNorris to reveal the new LEGO Technic take on this season’s incredible @McLarenF1 car? #McLaren #LEGOTechnic #F1 pic.twitter.com/tgKSYBx9sf
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) March 1, 2022
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of self-promotion.
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How have you been passing the time between Australia and Baku?