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Ahead, and back

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver David Coulthard is retiring from Formula 1 at the end of this season. It’s not really surprising — at 37 he’s the oldest driver in the series — but it will be sad to see him go. He’s one of the few drivers who allows his personality to come through all the corporate-speak of Formula 1, and he always speaks his mind. Ironically, after years of struggling with Red Bull, this could  prove to be his best season yet.

I’m reading the autobiography of Jackie Stewart, three time world champion, and owner of the distinctive Scottish accent. It’s called Winning is Not Enough and it’s worth reading to get a glimpse of what F1 used to be like and how much it’s changed.

I’ll sign off with a question: With the high price of gasoline, should we be driving at all?

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About Paul Ferriss

Paul Ferriss is a writer and editor based in Toronto, Canada. He is editor of CAA Magazine (published for the Canadian Automobile Association by Totem Content a custom content agency.) He's also Totem's director of editorial and creative. Previously he was executive editor at Marketing, a magazine covering advertising, media and marketing, where he also covered automotive marketing and managed an editorial team. He also works as a freelance writer and has written for a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post and Canadian Business. He's the author of Never Too Fast: The Paul Tracy Story.

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