Monday, 25 May 2015

Monaco GP - "well done"

Chips down

Highlights - we all like an exciting race. Hulkenberg contributed by losing his front wing in the first lap. Vettel nearly took Rosberg at the start.
Team radio - lots of it. Including "that's not very nice" from Raikkonen
Mystery - why did Mercedes give Hamilton's race away?
The decent team strategy - Kvyat was given back his race position after Ricciardo could not use his fresher tyres to overtake.
Apologising - the new whinging
Poor maths - Mercedes didn't calculate the gap correctly
Media training - continues to work for Hamilton

Scratch on the yacht

Sainz qualifying exclusion - he missed the weigh bridge. His ever-helpful team gave him the target: "go as quickly as possible and overtake as many cars as possible".
New sponsors - Pharelle William's clothing line sponsors Lotus???
Hulkenberg - punctured Massa
Errors made by 17 year olds - Verstappen is a very lucky boy, ending up with his feet so far in to the barrier and hopping out.
Debut of the virtual safety car - very, very briefly
Lapped cars unlapping themselves - no, no, no
Only knowing two phrases in Italian - Vettel, we suspect you
Sounding angry- the first time Toto has
Only knowing two phrases in Italian - Vettel, we suspect you
Sounding angry- the first time Toto has

Monaco GP - Results

1. DC's Tighty Whiteys - 591
2. HamBerg from McCedes drive through please - 590
3. Teutonic Titans, Titanic Twits - 586
4. Sharks have no bones :) - 500
5. The F1 Flumps - 417
6. Mike and the Mechanics - 404
7. Lots of Trouble Usually Serious - 394
8. Go Fast and Prosper - 371
9. Baby on Board - 363
10. Double Mercedes is Boring! - 361
11. Muppet Racing - 345
12. Hippy F1 - 328
13. Baby Pitstop's Change Crew - 281
14. The Hopefuls - 278
15. The Pitstop Princess - 274*
16. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 268*
17. I blame Clarkson - 261
18. I Monza Brink of Insanity - 247
19. The Very Good Value - 226
20. No Vices Now - 210
21. Juan Angus Fangio C.I. - 177
22. 10CC - 155*

*Home track

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Spain GP - "Excellent race...well managed"

Woo hoo

Mad Max - painted on the side of the Lotus' - did it affect their driving
Thinking "aren't Red Bull doing well?" - and then realising they are Toro Rosso
Sainz wing cam - excellent shots of the start of the race
Carmen Jorda - no need to comment
5.3 second stop - for Hamilton!  Compares to Vettel's 2.2 seconds
Doing it on the track - Hamilton: "You will have to find another solution".  Money well spent.
Pit stops - Alonso's front jack man leaped, Grosjean want too far, Sainz's was just poor
McLaren have made progress - ???
Winning - yay for Rosberg

Boo

Vettel's lucky coins - tucked into his laces???
Opal Fruits and pencils - Sky's budget has plummeted
Return of Hammertime - but not enough
Toro Rossos - qualifying heroes to race zeroes
Lotus's bad gear - bad idea
Maldonado - did so much with so little and then had to retire, for once a shame
Last lap contact - Kvyat and Sainz, schoolboy error

Spain GP Results

1. DC's Tighty Whiteys - 511
2. HamBerg from McCedes drive through please - 510*
3. Teutonic Titans, Titanic Twits - 504*
4. Sharks have no bones :) - 418
5. The F1 Flumps - 381
6. Mike and the Mechanics - 364
7. Lots of Trouble Usually Serious - 354
8. Go Fast and Prosper - 317
9. Double Mercedes is Boring! - 309
10= Muppet Racing - 305
10= Baby on Board - 305
12. Hippy F1 - 261
13. Baby Pitstop's Change Crew - 230
14= The Pitstop Princess - 222
14= The Hopefuls - 222
16. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 218
17. I blame Clarkson - 216
18= No Vices Now - 210
18=The Very Good Value - 210
20. I Monza brink of Insanity - 208
21. Juan Angus Fangio C.I. - 176
22. 10CC - 155

*Home track
Nb. a clerical error was made and the official home track for Teutonic Titans, Titanic Twits is Spain not Bahrain.