The four-time champ is still trying to wipe the smile of new teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s face
Apr 21, 2014
On tap for this week:
Apr 14, 2014
Mercedes teammates finish one-two at Bahrain Grand Prix
Apr 07, 2014
Lewis Hamilton won yesterday in Malaysia, following a strong win by teammate Nico Rosberg in the Australian Grand Prix
Mar 31, 2014
IndyCar fans might want to keep their blinking to a minimum this year, or they might miss the shortest full season in top flight North American open wheel history
Mar 24, 2014
24-year-old Valtteri Bottas overtook a total of 19 cars, crossing the line sixth after starting 15th on the grid
Mar 17, 2014
with the new cars with new engines, writes Jeff Pappone
Mar 10, 2014
Jacques Villeneuve, 42, will race again after last winning the race at the Brickyard in 1995
Mar 03, 2014
Former Formula One world champion, 42, takes a crack at winning another Indy 500, the famous open-wheel event he won 19 years ago
Feb 26, 2014
The biggest threat to Bernie Ecclestone’s reign may be from a completely different source
Feb 24, 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.