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Lena Siep Formula 1 Barcelona Grand Prix

Too fast to fold

THINK OF THE FOLLOWING: A MODERN FORMULA 1 CAR CONSISTS OF NEARLY 80.000 COMPONENTS. ITS POWER UNIT – THE MOST SOPHISTICATED PART – CONSISTS OF AROUND 5.000 COMPONENTS AND ITS COMPLEX ELECTRONICS REQUIRE MORE THAN ONE KILOMETRE OF CABLES THAT ARE LINKED TO ABOUT 100 SENSORS AND ACTUATORS WHICH M ...
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The Battle With The Words

Excerpt from The Paddock Magazine ...
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2015 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix grandstands
Excerpt from the June issue of the Paddock MagazineHURRAH! THRILLING RACING. FASTER CARS. HIGHER REVVING. LOUDER ENGINES. FORMULA 1’S STRATEGY GROUP HAS AGREED ON NEW REGULATIONS FOR 2017 TO SAVE THE SPORT. AND THEY ARE SET UP TO FAIL. AGAIN.One of the greatest hurdles to handle for the inflexible ...
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Lena Siep women in motorsport

A grid with a fine line

I have been working in the motoring industry long enough to accept that I am part of a minority. Cars have always been a speciality and passion of men and in all likelihood, they always will be. It is thus no surprise that race tracks are typically the playground for masculine contestation. The powe ...
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Rearview mirror revolution

Excerpt from the March issue of The Paddock MagazineEverybody agrees that Formula 1 needs a revolution to stop decreasing fan numbers and shrinking global television audiences. But in an effort to cure the sport, Formula 1’s doctors pull out prescriptions for pills from the past. Is the 1000bhp-ra ...
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Formula 1 World Championship in Monza on Sunday, 09.09.2012 at Autodromo di Monza in Italy / Mercedes GP Pilot Nico Rosberg.

A Little Less Conversation…

This year's Austrian Grand Prix will probably not go down as the most memorable Formula 1 race of the 2014 season. But there were two incidences in Spielberg involving the championship contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton that stuck in my head. Nico, still leading the race after his pit stop i ...
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