19 November 2010

Lefty Frizzell - Cigarettes and Coffee Blues

Lefty is great. Thats all I got to say.

14 November 2010

Vettel the champ!

Looks like I was wrong in my previous post about the season. I said next year he's going to dominate. Nope, he dominated this year. He won the GP race at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, which propelled him to #1 in the points! See, I know what I'm talking about! I was just off by a year. BTW, he's the youngest champ ever. Nice job.

What a race. Fernando Alonso was all lined up to take the title, but a poorly timed pit stop kept him back in the pack far enough to not be a threat. Worse yet, Mark Webber fell to pieces this weekend. The title was his for the taking, all he had to do was qualify in 1st or 2nd, like he's done several times this year and his car is clearly capable. Instead, he had his worse weekend in a long time. Shame!

Now what do I do until March 13? Maybe I can convince my wife to let me fly to Jerez Spain to watch testing in February??

How about some Rammstein for the German Champ.

07 November 2010

Brazil GP Update

In my previous post, I linked to an article reporting where Mark Webber talks about Red Bull not supporting him. Oddly enough, Red Bull didn't put out any (illegal) team orders allowing Webber to pass Sebastian Vettel for the win. If Webber would have won, he'd almost surely have the 2010 championship locked up. Instead, they raced as though they were competing against each other. Novel idea, eh?

Brave move Mr. Christian.

04 November 2010

Public speaking

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87915

This article will be of no interest to you, and I'm OK with knowing that. Basically boiled down, Mark Webber is in a great position to be the world champ and Red Bull isn't telling driver #2 to do whatever it takes to help him.

The part that interests me is the way people speak. Mark Webber had a huge crash into the wall last week and allowed his car to coast across the track taking out another driver. Gerhard Berger (ex F1 driver from the 80's) is saying he coasted across the track intentionally trying to take out other drivers. Here's his response to that accusation

"I'd never put myself or anyone else in any more danger than I need to. I've lost control of the car and [Berger's saying] all of a sudden I've regained control of the car and try and take people out... I'm a genius, aren't I?"

The part that bugs me is when he sarcastically says "I'm a genius, aren't I?" Christ man, you're supposed to be this cool, smooth chap who doesn't lose his cool. I'm of the opinion that you should never let the world see that you're rattled. Webber should have said what happened, then allow everybody else to come to the conclusion that Berger is a jack ass. Most of us already have figured that out, and those that haven't or won't, who needs 'em?

As for the team not supporting him, thats their prerogative. It sucks for Webber, but publicly speaking out against them isn't going to change their minds.