Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Baku GP - "You did it in style there"

Firstly, apologies for the late posting of results.  Our internet provider had trouble with providing internet "to most of Scotland" yesterday.


Mistakes - not enough of them during the race to make it really interesting but at least Hamilton gave it a go during Qualifying 3.  Also - no safety cars.
Third podium step treats - Bottas last week and Perez this week.  Giving us all hope of the racing getting better and better.


Hoardings - not sure who their PR is but there is something "lost in translation" about "Well done Baku" and "Baku welcomed us all"
First lap disappointment - no crashes!
Incisive analysis: Bedward: "Karun, is this a good time to pit?"  Karun: "Time will tell".
Poor strategies - I'm not condoning cheating in F1 but surely some sort of coded message could have been arranged before the race?  Perhaps "I can't tell you." means yes and "I can't say." means no.  Just putting it out there.
Does Baku deserve a race? - empty grandstands I can understand when they are expensive (yes) or the track is in the back of beyond (no) but empty balconies too?

Baku GP - Results

1. BogOffBernie - 439*
2. Weak End of Bernie - 431*
3. Merc-redible Hulk - 419*
4. Three teams, one dream - 405*
5. The Pitstop Princess - 397
6. Claire has to type this out each time as my team name - 396
7. No Vices Now - 351
8. Halo, it's me - 342
9. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 330
10. The Hopefuls - 302
11. Hippy F1 - 299
12. The Maranello Marvels - 297
13. Marian's Marvels - 272
14. British Racing Green - 271
15. Indiana Walker and the Tyres of Doom - 222
16. Put out to Pastor - 161

*Has played Home Track card

Monday, 13 June 2016

Canada GP - "Get in there pal"

Maple syrup

Killer starts - Vettel up, Rosberg down
"Take it easy Kimi" - I can't imagine people have to say this often to the most horizontal man in F1
"I stop now?...argh!  A point" - and Alonso didn't get one either.
Defense - pronounced the American sporting way with a hard "D".  Verstappen keeping Rosberg in check.
A good strategy - at last Williams have come up trumps

Carob blend

Di Resta - Brundle away following a "small procedure".  I was very worried about the grid walk but they skipped it fortunately.
3,000 laps led - a new milestone for Mercedes.  Who started counting this one?  (James Allen?)
Di Resta - also nominated for pronouncing it "Will-yums"
Fuel - how did no one run out of fuel given that there was no safety car?  I am appalled by the abundance of planning and forethought.  This is not why I tune in to F1.
Wall of Champions - didn't claim anyone during the race.  This is not why I tune in to the Canada GP.
Final lap spin - Rosberg, you idiot.  He fought but he just didn't have what it takes to overtake.  And you can overtake at Canada even without DRS.  It does put some perspective on the Rosberg/Hamilton question.  Although he didn't lose a place.
Quoting Mohammed Ali - must be the new cupcakes and rainbow unicorns by now
Seagulls - apparently if you spend time looking at the seagulls whilst driving an F1 car, you risk locking up.  Even is you are a four times world champion.

Canana GP - Results

1. BogOffBernie - 395*
2. Weak end of Bernie - 392*
3. Merc-redible Hulk - 381*
4. Three teams, one dream - 361*
5. The Pitstop Princess - 357
6. Claire has to type out this sentence each time as my team name - 352
7. Halo, it's me - 299
8. No Vices Now - 287
9. Hippy F1 - 285
10. The Hopefuls - 275
11. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 267
12. British Racing Green - 243
13. The Maranello Marvels - 240
14. Marian's Marvels - 202
15. Indiana Walker and the Tyres of Doom - 152
16. Put out to Pastor - 135

* indicates "home track" has been played this race or so far during the season.  Nb. this is a change of policy from now on!