“There's a different form of spacial perception that dyslexics have, so it's almost fundamentally what hurts them in their learning to read actually helps them on courses and tracks”
Jun 29, 2015
‘It’s still finding its feet,’ says Dario Franchitti
Jun 22, 2015
A race that once packed 75,000 fans into Exhibition Place now likely has somewhere around one-tenth that number
Jun 15, 2015
In the end, the two-tenths Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton found to get pole in qualifying on Saturday proved to be the critical margin he needed to win the Canadian Grand Prix
Jun 08, 2015
“A good tire war would make the cars two or three seconds quicker within a year without changing anything.”
Jun 01, 2015
Popular Canadian expected to miss his home race
May 25, 2015
Canadian racer undergoes surgery to remove piece of car that pierced his thigh
May 19, 2015
“I ran to the car and I was out of breath when I got there - I needed to breathe but my throat was completely blocked”
May 11, 2015
The Force India chief operating officer wants the teams to choose what rubber they use at grands prix rather than having F1 tire supplier Pirelli decide for them
May 04, 2015
Mick Schumacher won a German Formula 4 race at the Oschersleben Circuit on Sunday, but barely
Apr 27, 2015
There's an old saying about timing being everything in racing and Jeff Pappone's career as a motorsport correspondent shows that it also applies to journalists covering the sport too. His move into racing reporting more than a dozen years ago happened simply because he was in the right place at the right time.
Jeff went to the Canadian Grand Prix in 2000 to pursue a story about Nortel Networks and its involvement with the Williams Formula One team. Nortel's main competitor at the time, Lucent Technologies, had just signed a deal with the Jordan outfit and Jeff's assignment was to chronicle how the two high-tech rivals had brought their global telecommunications fight to grand prix racing.
On Friday morning, just before the cars were heading out on track on Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for first practice, Jeff got a call from his newspaper's sports editor who said his reporter was sick and he needed someone to cover the race. The rest, as they say, is history and Jeff has been on the motor racing beat ever since. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 2002.
Jeff has covered motorsport of almost every sort, from the controversial six-car 2005 U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis to drag racing on the tiny Caribbean island of Curacao.
He comes by his reporting honestly after being born in Edmonton where his father, a Canadian Press and Broadcast News reporter, was covering the provincial legislature. He has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Ottawa and studied journalism at Algonquin College in Ottawa, where he graduated with highest honours.