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Michael Lamonato

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About

Michael is a presenter/producer of ABC Grandstand's national F1 programme Box of Neutrals, but his most significant claim to fame came during the 2013 Australian Grand Prix when he angered the French contingent of the paddock by accidentally opening an umbrella indoors. He's also done some other things, none of which are particularly interesting. You can find him every Friday at 10:30AM (AET) on ABC Grandstand, or talking largely to himself at any time on Twitter: @MichaelLamonato.

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Class of the field: How the drivers fared in 2017

Class of the field: How the drivers fared in 2017

5 days ago

Barring a handful of catastrophic races for Ferrari, the 2017 Formula One season could have delivered the nail-biting season finale between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel the opening half of the year so eagerly promised.

A failed coup: The constructors stories of F1 2017

A failed coup: The constructors stories of F1 2017

5 Dec 2017

By design the 2017 season and its new regulations was supposed to end Mercedes’s three-year reign atop the sport, but by the year’s end both Lewis Hamilton and the Silver Arrows had claimed their fourth titles, respectively.

Pirelli deserves better from Formula One

Pirelli deserves better from Formula One

28 Nov 2017

When asked about his tyre choice during a particularly wet and muddy rally stage, four-time WRC champion Juha Kankkunen, with a dismissively wry smile, infamously replied, “Black, round Pirelli”.

Abu Dhabi’s $12 million question

Abu Dhabi's $12 million question

24 Nov 2017

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix might not be Formula One’s best-loved race, but the sport’s twilight fight in the dessert is inevitably a meaningful one by virtue of its place at the end of the calendar.

What is Formula One — and what should it be?

What is Formula One — and what should it be?

21 Nov 2017

For all the politics engulfing Formula One, one of its more curious sideshows bubbled quietly to the surface late last week.

It’s time Formula One reconsidered the Brazilian Grand Prix

It's time Formula One reconsidered the Brazilian Grand Prix

14 Nov 2017

Monza is famous for its tifosi, Marina Bay is renowned as F1’s cosmopolitan night race and Silverstone is notorious for its traffic. But the Brazilian Grand Prix? It’s become known for its violent muggings.