Johnny on point following exhilarating 2016 F1 season
Another exhilarating season of Formula One has now come to an end, and as always it has not failed to disappoint. Thrills, spills, drama, feuds, twists and turns were on the agenda as Lewis Hamilton secured his third Drivers’ Championship, putting him on par with such greats as Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda and Jackie Stewart.
A highly publicised fallout with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg added to the excitement of the season, the German finishing in second place to complete a clean sweep for the manufacturer, who also won the Constructors’ Championship.
There were plenty more talking points in between the opening Australian Grand Prix and the closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, including the emergence of Toro Rosso’s Dutch prodigy Max Verstappen, McLaren’s fall from grace summed up by Fernando Alonso sitting in a chair by the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Brazil looking down at his stricken car, and the tragic passing of Jules Bianchi, who had been injured in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix a year prior.
As a result, Johnny had plenty to chew on this season in his role as Sky Sports F1 pundit, putting his considerate knowledge of the sport to good use by providing up-to-the-minute commentary for each race as well as covering the build-up, the aftermath and the general analysis of each race and news story.
In addition he provided his opinions as the season went on in columns both on the Sky Sports website and in the Evening Standard, keeping F1 fans fully updated on all the latest stories within the sport.
Even though the 2016 season doesn’t start until 20 March, the off-season is bound to provide many more talking points – will Hamilton and Rosberg both continue to race for Mercedes? Will Verstappen be promoted to Red Bull or even snapped up by a rival team? Will McLaren recover from its annus horribilis to mount a challenge next year? Rest assured Johnny will be on hand to bring fans all the latest updates both on Sky Sports F1, in the Evening Standard and elsewhere.