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musings pre #BritishGP #F1

Oops! You didn’t mean to do that did you Lewis? Continue reading

Canadian GP pre race musings #F1

Great to see the Williams cars up towards the front. They look great in their Martini livery and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a podium finish tomorrow. Continue reading

a grand prix in London is just plain daft #F1 #LondonGP

What is this obsession with city street races? They may have worked well enough into the 1970s, but ground effect and the development of aerodynamics really killed the relevance. Sure Monaco has survived and thrived, but Monaco is Monaco and somehow it still works. Continue reading


weekend round up – 10th July 2011 #F1 #NASCAR #Indycar

#F1 – So Alfonso pulls one off for the Prancing Horse with you know who second. Was it a great race? I missed it; just saw the first lap and JB’s botched pit stop, so make up your own minds. One thought on the new Silverstone; why have they put the pits in a trench? I mean we all know that they’re called the pits because they used to be holes in the ground, but, whilst I love retro stuff, isn’t that all a bit silly?

#NASCAR – At least the crowds apparently got in and out of the British GP without too much trouble, but Kentucky? All sorts of trouble apparently. And those that did get in had to watch the younger Ugly Brother win and then spend hours getting out again. Not a good result for any of my boys other than a good second for Rootie.

#IndyCar – Dario shoves WP off and out to take the win in Toronto. Naughty, naughty, but he got away with it and stretches his title lead.

British GP 2011

Going to Silverstone this weekend?

If you are then, to a degree, I hope that the weather stays fine; Silverstone can be a bit bleak and miserable in the wet.

For the rest of us, a wet/dry race so typical of that part of Northants could be pretty exiting.

Either way we have a new Silverstone to play with and the modified track looks great, with all of the old great corners plus some new stuff. An old RAF bomber base may not sound like a classic GP circuit, but Silverstone earned its place as one of the great places to let an F1 car loose, but it has adapted over the years and is a much better venue than some of the plastic slot car tracks that Bernie & Co have inflicted on us.

Roll on the action!

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