Saturday, December 3, 2022

BusyFormula #041: 2022 vs. 2021-What’s missing in the fight at the top?

In the 2021 season, we had a thrilling title battle, with wheel-to-wheel action starting as early as the first season in Bahrain. And while this season’s opener in Bahrain had glimpses of similar vibes, the title battle no longer feels the same. Red Bull won its sixth consecutive race at the Canadian Grand Prix and it’s looking like Ferrari wasn’t ready for the challenge.

BusyFormula #040: Why Monaco and Baku could end Mercedes’ hopes

Last season, Mercedes had started looking invincible after their Barcelona masterclass. But the Monaco Grand Prix followed, triggering a string of five races where Mercedes had no win while Red Bull pulled away in the championship standings. Monaco and Baku are two races that were particularly tough as they struggled. With that in mind, it’s not far-fetched that these two races and others on similar tracks could kill Mercedes’ championship hopes. Why?

BusyFormula #039: Could early-season team orders cost Red Bull?

During the Spanish Grand Prix, Sergio Perez found himself in the lead on lap 31 of 66, with a shot at victory. However, on lap 47, he was told Verstappen was on a different strategy and should be let through if he’s quicker, to which he responded, “That’s very unfair, but okay.”

BusyFormula #038: Is the old Ferrari returning to lose the championship?

At the start of the 2017 season’s summer break, Lewis Hamilton trailed Sebastian Vettel by 14 points. Five races later, Hamilton was ahead by 59 points and went on to win the drivers’ championship. In 2018, Hamilton was ahead going into the summer break and massively stretched the lead with four wins in the next five races. There remains heated contention over what changed the fortunes of both drivers and their respective teams so drastically.

BusyFormula #037: How strategy could foil the new regulations’ gains

How exactly had we gotten to the point where drivers were no longer willing to be that subtle about the fact that they weren’t enjoying racing at the pinnacle of motorsport? I ask because this is how I felt right before the Gasly-Norris collision during the much-hyped Miami GP.

BusyFormula #036: How new changes are affecting intra-team battles

Last season, we saw a tense drivers’ championship that had Mercedes and Red Bull resolute in prioritizing one driver over another. Team orders were given on several occasions, and the number two drivers in both teams quickly settled into their roles. However, this season comes with changes that could make this kind of strategy much trickier to implement. 

Who Let The Doc Out?! #023: Here are 4 things that medical TV shows...

Many of these shows have come under fire for their unrealistic portrayals of the goings-on of hospitals and the people who work in them, forgoing accuracy in favor of drama. However, there are a few things that they do get right, according to medical professionals.

BusyFormula #035: The innovation race that is shaping Formula One

It was the aftermath of the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Max Verstappen had finished in P1, 35.7 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton in 2nd place. And while the Orange army was elated that things were going their way, the more neutral fans of the sport were slightly disillusioned. Had we just traded one team’s dominance for another? 

Who Let The Doc Out?! #022: Here are 5 things that medical TV shows...

Medical dramas have become something of a nightmare for many medical professionals. They are often fraught with blatant inaccuracies which dramatically alter patient expectations, a phenomenon physicians are calling The Grey’s Anatomy Effect.

Who Let The Doc Out?! #021: Which STD tests should you get, and how...

STDs occur quite frequently among sexually active people. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, over one million STDs are contracted every day worldwide. However, most STDs present with no or mild signs and symptoms.