With the holidays upon us, it's time for a Christmas wish list for Canadian racers and racing fans.
Dec 20, 2013
The technical genius Director has left Mercedes’ Formula One team. Will he bring his winning ways back to Ferrari?
Dec 16, 2013
Sebastian Vettel blasts ‘absurd’ new F1 rule
Dec 13, 2013
From books to movies to intimate driving experiences, this list will get you where you need to go
Dec 09, 2013
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel may have won his fourth consecutive world championship this year, but even that hasn’t convinced his peers think he’s the best driver in Formula One
Dec 02, 2013
She’s one of the most famous names in racing, but her notoriety is thanks to her exceptional marketing ability more than her skill on the track
Nov 29, 2013
than others, writes Jeff Pappone
Nov 25, 2013
Competition hopes two key regulation changes will nullify Red Bull racer’s advantage
Nov 22, 2013
The articulate Scottish champ was always a pleasure to interview, writes motorsport expert Jeff
Nov 18, 2013
Formula One returns to Austin, Tex., for its second visit this weekend in what will be a huge litmus test for the future of the sport in the U.S.
Nov 15, 2013
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.
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.