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What a Cracker, Jenson..!

OK – now I’m swallowing my words in large mouthfuls..! A few weeks ago, after the Bahrain GP, I was critical of Jenson Button’s apparent attitude during the race – for deliberately taking it easy. Now, 3 races later, he’s leading the driver’s championship.  He’s also out-qualified Lewis Hamilton 3 – 1, and won two [...]

Australian Grand Prix: Now That’s More Like It

Yes – Melbourne was definitely a much better race than Bahrain was. And I have to eat my words: after slagging off Jenson Button 2 weeks ago he came good today. In style. A typical Jenson race: no drama, no histrionics – just a smooth, measured race in which he made the right calls at [...]

What a Boring Race..!

Well – I hope not all of the races this year are going to be like yesterday’s season opener at Bahrain.  That was the least interesting race I’ve seen for ages. Among the front runners there were two overtaking moves in the first lap (Alonso on Massa and Rosberg on Hamilton) and that was it. [...]

Formula 1 Warming Up Its Engines for 2010

With 3 teams launching their cars next week the 2010 season is nearly here – Yesss..! And what a season it’s going to be – can’t wait. On paper, we have 8 good drivers in 4 good teams.  Not only is the competition between teams going to be fierce, but the competition between drivers within [...]

Air Travel Security: Another Pointless Knee-Jerk Reaction

As worrisome as the NorthWest Airlines terrorist incident on Friday was, another rash of knee-jerk reactions has been unleashed on air travellers. Specifically: no use of the toilets, no use of pillows or blankets and no leaving your seat for the last hour of a flight. Plus – the skymap channel has to be removed [...]

One of the Best Christmas Breaks for a Long Time

Well, that’s Christmas for another year. But it was a great one. Starting with Christmas Eve and drinks at the Dog House with friends, then up to Traffik (more friends) and then back to the Dog House. A drinks party and a superb Christmas meal (separate party) on Christmas Day, followed by the best birthday [...]

Schumacher’s Return – What a Season 2010 Will Be

So my second prediction proved wrong too..! I said a while ago that Jenson would be crazy to move to McLaren – and he moved.  I also said Schumacher would be crazy to return – and he has. I won’t be charging a lot for my fortune telling services in future :) But, doesn’t that [...]

links for 2009-11-30

Great article on Nick Fry and his comments on Jenson Button's loyalty Quote from Chris Sylt: "…To question Jenson Button's loyalty to the team is outrageous…" Hear hear..! Couldn't agree more. When Nick Fry came out with that comment after Jenson signed for McLaren I was gob-smacked. Given that, as this article points out, Jenson [...]