Texas! Everything is bigger. Except the field for this race, with the financial woes at Caterham and Marussia meaning that these two teams are absent from the paddock. So 18 runners, rather than 22, will take to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on Sunday.
Originally published at First Vehicle Leasing Blog on 3 February 2014
Initial testing took place at Jerez last week as part of the new Formula 1 racing season, which is causing a flurry of interest as a radically different set of technical rules apply.
It’s already clear that the new 1.6 litre turbo engines are proving difficult to bed in, with their complex energy recovery systems providing a few teams with significant issues in terms of reliability.
Here, we summarise the new rules, describe the new team line-ups, add a little of analysis and opinion as to their chances this year, and provide the official F1 team web sites, twitter accounts and driver accounts to allow you to follow developments for what promises to be a very exciting and unpredictable year…
Originally published at B2BMarketing.net 22 October 2012
It’s sometimes hard to believe that Apple’s iPad was only released in April 2010. But the impact since then that iPad, and other tablets have had on mobile computing, and the way content and marketing messages work has been profound. IDC, the International Data Corporation, revised its forecast for 2013 upwards to 142.8 million units worldwide. And if, as expected, Apple launches a sub-$300, 7-inch product into the market tomorrow, tablets are going to be even more important.
Originally published at B2BMarketing.net 25 September 2012
This morning, for some reason, my email was not working quite right. I had 4 messages in my inbox – and that was just too few, and none were dated today. A quick reload of my browser (I use Google Apps) and all was normal again – nearer to 20 messages.
And amongst those messages I saw it… that email, entitled “Energysys Production Allocation and Corporate Social Media”…
Originally published 22 August 2012 at EdinburghFestival.org
PIAF – 22-25 August, 8pm, The Famous Spiegeltent
It’s not often you see something happen during a performance that turns it from being the merely spectacular into the unforgettable, but Tuesday night’s audience at the Spiegeltent in George Street for PIAF witnessed something quite extraordinary.
Google Plus (yet another social network) has recently expanded to allow businesses to add their own ‘pages’. So far, so much like Facebook. The results from adding content to such pages are now starting to appear in Google’s search results. This makes it sensible to pay attention to the issue for maintaining or extending your visibility online, but nothing too revolutionary.
If you’ve ever flown to another country where you don’t speak the language, and indeed, one where you can’t even read the language, you’ll know that it can be difficult. Daunting, even. You’ll appreciate any help you can get.
I recently had the pleasure of being in Italy for a week with my family, visiting Bologna, Ferrara, Verona, Padua and Venice. We had a great time. [7 Days]
Last night, the family decided to watch a film that included Venice in its storyline – Only You. Made in 1994, and starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr., this is a beautiful film about destiny and finding your soul-mate. [140 Mins]