Monday, 29 August 2016

Belgium GP - "Awesome result"

A race that has to be written about in prose...

Following an artificially exciting qualifying, the track and grid combined promised a great race.  And many times did I need to rewatch that start?!  Rosberg went off like lightening, I thought Verstappen was in the lead for a while.  How did Vettel keep going after that shunt?  Next, Sainz blew a tyre: E for effort in trying to get that car back to the pits.  The F1 bleeper editor was working overtime although missed a big F from Sainz and then some more from Raikkonen in a couple of laps time.  Next, we saw Raikkonen's car on fire, cue the puns.  DC contributed: "gone up in smoke".  I needed the virtual safety car on Lap 3 to catch my breath.  Next thing I knew, Button was being interviewed on Lap 5.  Just as I was wondering why was Massa up in the top 5 and then suddenly 13th on lap 6, Magnussen completely smashed the tyre wall to smithereens.  He was limping but okay but I don't think I've ever seen the insides of a car like that.  With the race red-flagged, I was amazed to discover that Alonso was in 4th place.  Bedward reported that a Williams mechanic was "slightly injured" - he had dislocated his knee.  Bedward is the Black Knight of F1.  As the race unfolded that action lessened, Raikkonen really brought the racing (and the swearing) and it doesn't seem fitting that he finished with only 2 points.  The action switched to the pit lane with Hamilton suffering a poor tyre change then Alonso and Hulkenberg battling it out.

At the end of the race, I felt that if Rosberg hadn't have won this race, he really wouldn't be a fitting world champion.  The booing was unnecessary though.

Belgium GP - Results

1. Weak End of Bernie - 777*
2. The Pitstop Princess - 743
3. Merc-redible Hulk - 729*
4. Hippy F1 - 700*
5. Halo, it's me - 666
6. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 661*
7. Claire has to type out this sentence each time as my team name - 659*
8. BogOffBernie - 648*
9. Three teams, one dream - 643*
10. The Hopefuls - 591*
11. No Vices Now - 551*
12. The Maranello Marvels - 464
13. Marian's Marvels - 427
14. British Racing Green - 409*
15. Indiana Walker and the Tyres of Doom - 337*
16. Put out to Pastor - 209

*  Home track played

Monday, 1 August 2016

Germany GP - "Get in there Lewis, beautiful start"

This post is guest-written by Put Out to Pastor.  Although based on his FF1 score this year, I have no idea why you should pay any heed to this man's Formula 1 based ramblings.

For a race that had lots of on-track, non-DRS passes, and no toddler interrupting it, I struggled to find much of real interest:


  • Pit Stop Princes - Blisteringly fast tyre changes are all Williams having going for them at the moment.
  • Return of Radio - Allowing Vettel to overrule the team on strategy... Who says the wall coaches the drivers?
  • Feeling Bullish - Never thought I'd be happy to see Red Bull returning as a challenger.


  • Rotten Rosberg - Another poor start costs him and he frightened poor little Max.
  • Blue flag Gutierrez - Red Bull to Danny Ric: "He's doing it to everyone, he's not just picking on you".
  • Grid walk (Sky) a celeb-free zone - Did anyone else feel slightly awkward at Mick Schumacher kicking about?
  • Media located in Hamilton's backside - Why do they love him? Everything he does makes me cringe ("I'm fricking sweating so much")

Germany GP - Results

1. Weak End of Bernie - 737*
2. The Pitstop Princess - 702
3. Merc-redible Hulk - 676*
4. Hippy F1 - 655*
5. Halo, it's me - 622
6. Beauty & the F1 Geek - 617*
7. Claire has to type this sentence each time as my team name - 614*
8. BogOffBernie - 603*
9. Three teams, one dream - 598*
10. The Hopefuls - 524*
11. No Vices Now - 461
12. The Maranello Marvels - 442
13. British Racing Green - 395*
14. Marian's Marvels - 387
15. Indiana Walker and the Tyres of Doom - 307
16. Put out to Pastor - 197

*Indicates home track played