Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Mika Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton. By Nancarrow But as you all know, I have since eaten my words. I met him last year and we spoke. I was so wrong. He is extremely humble and very polite. (read other post). He has been caught in a very dirty political world that only wants to milk money out of him. In a recent interview he has said so himself. He only wanted to race but he is now instead thinking about leaving F1 altogether because of the politics. He is, for me, my favourite driver right now. Fernando Alonso is a driver who has it all. Except another thing he also has is greed. After 2 years with back to back championships with team Renault, he turns his back on them and joined McLaren for a better deal. Thinking he was Gods gift to F1 , he demanded he be given the status of 'main team driver' for McLaren. One year and Lewis Hamilton later, he had to have his ass saved by the very team that he left, Renault. Now he's contemplating joining Ferrari in the not too distant future. Greedy and ungrateful. But I think he's still alright. I'll write about the driver I like least in my posting below.
Monday, May 18, 2009
We've had Gizmo and Chuee since they were about 5 months old. This was somewhere around 1998.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
To read more of the new rules, go to: £40 million budget cap and 13 teams for 2010
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I still remember seeing his poor mechanics running down the pit lane after his car. And the way the mechanics of the other teams clapped and cheered them on like they were running the Olympics. Then when they finally got it off the car, they walked back to their garage holding it like a fat silver anaconda. I don't wish to laugh at someone else's misfortune but that was hilarious. Then we had Raikonnen. He gave a whole new meaning to the phrase 'flying lap'. He had only 3 laps more to get himself a fourth place finish when he suddenly decided to take his car for a flight. He flew off a chicane and when he landed, he found himself facing a wall. Unbelievable. This year we have seen more of the same from Ferrari. Some of the mistakes they have made are just too amateurish for a professional team. In Malaysia, they gave Raikkonen wet tires when it hadn't even started to rain yet! And by the time it did, we all heard him on his radio telling his mechanics that the tires were gone.
Then, in the last race they actually thought that his timing in Q1 was enough for him to stay in the garage and not go out to improve on his time. Well he stayed in the garage alright, eating ice-cream. He started the race from 16th spot. In the last race,in Spain, they failed to refuel Massa's car with enough fuel for him to complete the race properly. He had to surrender 2 places to save fuel just to finish the race. He actually didn't even have enough to bring his car back to the pit after the race! What a shame. Team Scuderia Ferrari needs to get their house in order. And they need to do it by yesterday. This is the worst season they've had, so far, in a long time. Because if they continue to make such silly errors, then they deserve the title handed to them by Ecclestone, Ferrari the Clowns.