Sunday, 30 June 2013

GB GP - "Great job, great job, excellent job"

Best of British

Thrilling last laps - following the safety car brought out to clear Vettel's poorly parked car, there was some very determined driving (as Webber got the most benefit from this, I see a conspiracy in the offing)
Lotus drivers being allowed to race each other
Massa's start - where did he pull that from or does Smedley operate him via remote control now?
Vettel's loss of drive - anyone else and we wouldn't have enjoyed it
Force India - finally getting the hang of pit stops
Vettel's helmet - decorated with all the members of the team
90s style racing - when waiting for your driver to suffer some form of catastrophe was the norm
Webber and Alonso refer to Vettel as "Michael"

Damp Squib

Chilton - apparently he is no stranger to Silverstone, which will stand him in good stead when he is selling programmes next year
Tyre failures - potentially awful
Pit lane commentary - we are falling out of love.  "Box box tomato three clicks left"
Alonso's evil villain beard
Home grand prixs - Roberg persisted in calling Silverstone Mercedes' home race, even though they are German.  The BBC kept referring to Red Bull as being based in Milton Keynes, even though they are Austrian.  Perhaps your nationality should be based on where you are based.  Wacky.
Sour grapes - "We all made it easy for him" - Hamilton on Rosberg

GB GP Results

1. Scuderia Principe Pitstop - 609
2. What Up Bianchi? - 593
3. I hate Vettel but I want his points - 562
4. Rosberg Benz Over Hamilton - 526
5. The Winner Takes Vet Tel - 515
6. Still Chewing - 481
7. Rowntree's Randoms - 432
8. The Beauty and the F1 Geek - 428
9. The Sutil Knife - 402
10. Hippy F1 - 401
11. The Pitstop Princess - 393
12. Schumacher's Ghost - 367
13. Superstars - 357
14. I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey! - 326
15. Year of the Tifosi - 251
16. 100% British Beef Horsepower - 237
17. The Dark Button - 221
18. The Baldy Biker - 215

Monday, 10 June 2013

Canadian GP - "makes up for two years ago" (or last year)

Not much to write about this race.  Our highlight was watching The Winner Takes Vet Tel Junior's nappy pitstop.  The race was mercifully short.  Having not watched the BBC coverage in a while, it really is suffering.  EJ and DC snipe at each other and the team could not get an interview with anyone worthwhile.


Watching the Qualifying build-up after Qualifying.  It makes you realise that there is no real insight given during these interviews.  Whitmarsh gave a long chat about making sure you go out at the right time...
Scuderia Principe Pitstop's Wall of Champions - I'll put a photo up when I can
Bottas' helmet cam - but more of it please


The Sky Patented Punditry Method - squinting your eyes and nodding = sage understanding and Active Listening
Di Resta - an angry man who perhaps should take a greater leadership role in the team
The "disorderly queue" putting Raikkonen and Ricciardo back one place on the grid
Eddie Jordan - the ravings of a lunatic, stream of consciousness drivel from a pensioner who thinks he's a rock star
Bottas descent from 3rd
Awkward pre-podium room.  The tactic is that the winner talks to their team representative, one driver looks out of the window and the other studies the results.

Canadian GP Results

1. What up Bianchi? - 567
2. Scuderia Principe Pitstop - 544
3. I hate Vettel but I want his points - 515
4. The Winner Take Vet Tel - 489
5. Rosberg Benz Over Hamilton - 427
6. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 391
7. Still Chewing - 388
8. Hippy F1 - 368
9. The Sutil Knife - 365
10. Rowntree's Randoms - 360
11. Superstars - 333
12. The Pitstop Princess - 327
13. I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey! - 279
14. Schumacher's Ghost - 273
15. Year of the Tifosi - 219
16. 100 % British Beef Horsepower - 193
17. The Dark Button - 185
18. The Baldy Biker - 180