In today's installment of Cooking Our Way Through The F1 Calendar, Josh and I make Machboos Rubyan, a deliciously fragrant authentic Bahraini rice and shrimp dish. We also get knackered on bourbon, which I'm fairly certain isn't authentic. Oh well, here's how to do it.
Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix under a ton of controversy. Then he finished fourth in China and didn't get the pole for today's Bahrain Grand Prix. This could be considered a "slump" for the triple world champion. But have no fear, he was on the ball today in Bahrain. And there is no controversy.
After threatening and threatening, "Hacktivist" collective Anonymous managed to take down the website of the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain this morning, albeit very briefly.
Bernie Ecclestone, the bowl-behaircutted leader of Formula One, sometimes (who are we kidding, all the time) opens his mouth and has stupid things to say.
What's the best way to protest in a country that regularly sells gasoline for less than $1.00 per gallon? You fill tires with bottles of gasoline. Cover those with gasoline. Then throw Molotov cocktails at them. The resulting fire should make it clear how upset you are.
Dear International Media Person,
The man in the image above is a "saboteur" — not a pro-democracy protester.
The riots in Bahrain may have claimed this year’s Formula One race, but who says Grands Prix have to stick to fragile, carbon fiber cars? Cornering speeds may suffer, but explosive rounds shall put a new twist on overtaking. Also, Bernie Ecclestone would look dashing if he paired his trademark white shirt with a…
The Crown Prince of Bahrain informed Bernie Ecclestone today that the season-opening F1 race in that country will be canceled "to focus on immediate issues of national interest." And by "issues of national interest" they mean shooting at funeral processions.
Bahrain's people are crying out for freedom and political reform, which is nice, but it could screw with the F1 opener in the Gulf State March 13th. Fortunately for F1 fans, there's no more ruthless dictator than Bernie Ecclestone.
With a rash of new teams, an unretired Michael Schumacher, and a very balanced field, the 61st season of Formula One has kicked off in the sands of Arabia. Spoilers below.
Originally developed for architectural photography, tilting and shifting lenses are much more than gadgets for turning cars into toys. Professionals even use them to document the ins and outs of Formula One. Mega-sized gallery below.