Monday, 21 April 2014

Notice for Spanish GP

As Baby Pitstop is due on the weekend of the Spanish GP, watching the race and posting the FF1 results may be delayed.  Apologies in advance but not sincere ones!

If you find checking the website for results tedious, please remember that I do tweet when the results are announced: @pitstopprincess

China GP - "Absolutely epic"

I think I will disagree with the title for this race.  There wasn't quite enough action to keep me awake for the entire race and it wasn't that early a start.  Talking of starts, I was very impressed with Massa's.  Less impressed with Alonso and Rosberg, who each managed to bash a Williams in the first couple of corners.  I think Rosberg may have learnt a lesson.  Not Alonso though, although he did dedicate his podium to the lovely Stefano Domenicali, who will be much missed.  This Marco chappy seems to be a bit of a Briotore at first glance.

Further on in the race, Massa's poor first pit stop was massively disappointing.  His whole season is turning into "if only...".  Of course, one can always take solace in Vettel being asked for the second race running to move over for his team mate.  My last noteworthy point is that we should all be impressed with the teenage Kvyat, who has scored three points finishes in his first four races.  If that had been Chilton or Kvyat had been British, we'd have been hearing a lot more about him.

China GP Results

1. Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes! - 430
2. The Mercs - 351
3. The Hopefuls - 274
4. The Pitstop Princess - 260
5. Mercrari Hulkenassa - 254
6. Hippy F1 - 248
7. No Vices Now - 222
8= League of extraordinary pay drivers - 201
8= The View From the Back of the Grid - 201
9. Red Bull goes Brazil nuts!! - 163
11. The Baldy Biker - 153
12. Magnussen Benz Over Button - 124
13. Hopefully Prancing Horses not Donkeys - 93
14. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 69

Monday, 7 April 2014

Bahrain GP - "Nice work there mate....You had us all going for a minute there."


Vettel seems to have learnt Button's post-qually spiel - "the car needs to be quicker...I did what I could...we get to choose our tyre strategy"
The League of Extraordinary Pay Drivers' engine noises
Massa's start
"Daniel is quicker than you"
No team orders at Mercedes - or anywhere else that I could see
Perez back on the podium - 3 previous podium finishes with Sauber and none with McLaren...
Chilton's 13th place finish


Length of safety car period
Just giving up at the end of the race
Brian Johnson from AC/DC conducting the post-race interview - if he could have settled on one accent it would have been better

Bahrain GP Results

1. Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes! - 342
2. The Mercs - 289*
3. The Pitstop Princess - 231
4. Hippy F1 - 205
5. The Hopefuls - 201
6. Mercrari Hulkenassa - 184
7. No Vices Now - 173
8. The View from the Back of the Grid - 148
9. League of Extraordinary Pay Drivers - 146
10= Magnussen Benz Over Button - 118
10= The Baldy Biker - 118
12. Red Bull goes Brazil Nuts!! - 95
13. Hopefully Prancing Horses Not Donkeys - 61
14. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 53

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