Any motorsport fan will say they would love to spend a day with their favourite team and see what really happens behind the scenes. But for most, they sadly do not get that opportunity. This was something I had always wanted to experience and last Tuesday, I got what I had always dreamed of. eBay Motors of the British Touring Car Championship, invited me to one of their two-day testing sessions and I gladly accepted. Read the rest of this entry »
Over the past two and a half months, the eBay Motors team, along with their driver Tom Onlsow-Cole and TV motoring expert, Edd China, have been working hard to turn a generic milk float into a racing car for their eBay Motors Mechanics Challenge.
The announcement of Lewis Hamilton’s move to Mercedes shocked and upset me deeply. Not because he moved to Mercedes or even because he will be taking Schumacher’s seat. But because I knew it was highly likely to be the German’s final year in Formula One.
It would be a lie for me to say that I wasn’t initially angry at Mercedes. I was! But as I read a variety of reports and looked deeper into the story, I realised that I cannot be mad at them.
When a driver moves teams, it is usually for one of three reasons:
1) Animosity within the team
2) The prospect of a more competitive car
3) More money
And in the case of Lewis Hamilton’s recent move to Mercedes from McLaren, the latter seems the obvious choice if you believe the stories.
Perhaps there is more to Hamilton’s move then meets the eye. With regulations set to change once again for 2013, his decision could have more depth than simply money.
I have witnessed lately how volatile Formula One fans have become and I am not liking it one bit! It is becoming an aspect which I am no longer enjoying as part of Formula One. One of the reasons I loved the sport so much was because fans respected each other as well as drivers and teams. It did not matter who you supported, all fans stood united and appreciated the sport as it should be enjoyed.
eBay Motors star, Tom Onslow-Cole and TV motoring expert, Edd China launched their mechanics challenge at Snetterton two weeks ago. The aim of the challenge is to promote and highlight the wealth of automotive parts on the eBay website which hosts more than 18 million listings and 250,000 cars and motorcycles for sale.
I got thinking the other day about motorsport merchandise. There is a vast amount of clothing available, yet, the majority of which is aimed at men. Don’t get me wrong, motorsport was initially a man’s sport but as recent years have shown, more females are not only getting physically involved in motorsport, but there is also a vast amount who enjoy and aim to be involved within the industry!
Therefore the female market is a fundamentally untapped source for profit and promotion.