Canada chapter now available

Canadian flagAs promised, I uploaded the Canadian Grand Prix chapter — for now the final chapter of my work. I hope you’ll enjoy it; if so, feel free to let me know.

Part II, Chapter 7: Canada

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A frightening thought: should I quit?

Last night, my wife had a frightening, yet understandable, and not entirely senseless remark. Since I haven’t done too much work on my Senna versus Schumacher story for some time — I’ve effectively added only a single chapter to part II in all of 2009 — she said:

“Why don’t you quit writing your book?”

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2009 season over: more time for writing

With the 2009 Formula One season now finished, I will have a couple of hours more to spend on writing ‘The Encounter Down Under’ — at least some 2 hours every other Sunday afternoon. First of all, I’ll have to finish my research for the 1994 French Grand Prix, which will be chapter 8 of my Senna versus Schumacher book. My goal is to finish this chapter in November.

Another Canada excerpt

As promised, here’s another short excerpt from the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix chapter.

Approaching half distance of the Canadian Grand Prix, Ferrari’s Alesi pitted from third place on lap 31, leaving his position to Hill. The Briton stopped for fuel and fresh tyres two laps later, but stayed ahead of the Frenchman when returning to the track. On lap 34 Senna also stopped, handing Schumacher a massive lead of almost 40 seconds. His team’s strategy put the German spot on for victory: his one and only pit stop coming in lap 40 of 69.

Tell me what you think. Any comments are welcome.

Planning research on French GP for next week

With the Canadian Grand Prix chapter of my Senna versus Schumacher story all but out of the way, I can cast my gaze on the 1994 French Grand Prix. I plan to research that race — which of course saw the return of ’92 World Drivers’ Champion Nigel Mansell at Williams-Renault in real life — next week. And, though I’ve not quite managed to finish the Canadian GP in September, I hope to have the French race done by mid November.