Part II-a available for download

I’ve just uploaded part II-a of The Encounter Down Under, containing 2 of the 4 chapters intended for part II. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them. And comments are more than welcome.

Download part II-a

I think I’ll publish what I have for part II early

Although part II of my Senna versus Schumacher story is not yet finished — in fact, I’m only halfway there — I’m thinking about publishing what I have writting up to now. So that’s the Monaco Grand Prix, in which Ayrton Senna returns to his Williams-Renault car after his accident, to take on Michael Schumacher, plus the Spanish Grand Prix that followed, in which the German, in real life, suffered reliability problems for the first time in the 1994 Formula One season.

If you’re interested, please let me know and post a reply.

Chapter 6 now finished; changed some details througout

Yes, it has finally happened: the Spanish Grand Prix chapter of my Senna versus Schumacher book is now finished! I’ve also made some changes throughout all the previous chapters, after having read all my scribblings two weeks ago. I’ll soon update the downloadable version of part I of The Encounter Down Under. Next up is the Canadian GP, which I’ll start writing next Tuesday.

Started research on 1994 Canadian GP

Yesterday, I started research on the next chapter of my Senna versus Schumacher story: the Canadian Grand Prix. I’v gathered race reports, driver quotes, practice and qualifying results et cetera. I plan on watching the race review either this weekend or next Tuesday, when I have my bi-weekly day off, either on YouTube or on my VCR.

Click below to see the YouTube video of the 94 Canadian GP…

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Elaborating on Schumacher’s Spanish gear selection problems

I’ve re-read my additions to the 1994 Spanish Grand Prix chapter and made various changes to the text. However, I still find the race part a bit meagre. I plan to elaborate on Schumacher’s gear selection problems a bit more — remember, Schumi’s Benetton-Ford was stuck in 5th gear from roughly the first pit stop onwards — to give the chapter a little more body.