The Mercedes driver jumped back into the 2014 Formula One title fight with a dramatic victory in his home race, roughly 24 little hours after a massive blunder in qualifying saw him start sixth on the grid
Jul 07, 2014
Plus: Tire warmers, teammates Hamilton and Rosberg in a tight race, James Hinchcliffe can’t catch a break, and a quote from a proud Canadian
Jun 30, 2014
Jeff Pappone’s weekly roundup of news and opinion from the world of car racing
Jun 23, 2014
Plus: Danica Patrick, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Mercedes solves a problem and Jimmie Johnson has no clue
Jun 16, 2014
On tap this week:
Jun 09, 2014
‘I have a lot of belief in my ability and I know if I am doing everything I can do to my best, then the results will come’
Jun 06, 2014
Teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg expected to duel for the top of the podium
Jun 05, 2014
How the team handles the increasingly tense situation inside the Mercedes cockpits will be on full display in Montreal, where the Formula One circus arrives this week for Sunday's race
Jun 02, 2014
After 500 miles of wheel-to-wheel racing at speeds of more than 350 kilometres per hour, IndyCar drivers like to relax the next day
May 26, 2014
Whose image will grace the other 100 sterling silver faces on the winner’s trophy?
May 20, 2014
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.