Category Archives: Formula One

Button On The Podium

jenson button bar hondaAh what a great day: At the front, Jenson began to close on Michael Schumacher during the second stint of the race and by lap 30 he was on the Ferrari’s gearbox. Over the next 15 laps he tried to force the seven-time world champion into a mistake and on lap 45 it happened: Jenson pulled a masterful overtaking manoeuvre into the hairpin [source] [larger image]

UPDATE 27 July: I wish I had time to write but for now I will just quote, ‘The Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda team heads east to Budapest for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix hoping to repeat the podium finish achieved in Germany’ [source]

On this day…

2003: Home again
2002: City Hall

Fans Vote On Qualifying Rules

If you follow Formula One you’ll know the rules surrounding qualifying have been chopped and changed over recent years – I suspect mainly for television. When I was at Silverstone last weekend I was surprised how interesting the qualifying laps were to watch under the current one-lap format. The rules are set to change but this time fans are being asked for their input. You can vote on the official formula one site.

On this day…

2003: 40 Days and 40 Nights
2003: Consumers Around Your Product
2003: No More Netscape
2002: London Life Underground
2002: 50 things
2002: I say “medieval” – You say “medireview”

Silverstone, Here I Come

My Silverstone Countdown: I’ll be leaving in a couple of hours – tent packed with a car load of food – and I’m getting pretty excited by the prospect of the whole event. Silverstone is so much fun and now David Coulthard is defending it. He ‘has hit out at Silverstone’s critics ahead of his bid to secure Red Bull’s first-ever podium finish in Sunday’s British Grand Prix’

The Scot believes the Northamptonshire circuit has been unfairly targeted by some of the sport’s leading figures.

“It has looked for several seasons now that they are desperate to get it off the calendar,” he said.

[Source]

Who knows if I’ll get a chance to post but keep an eye on the Flickr feed to see any pictures I’ll be sending.

On this day…

2005: The Mood Of London Changes
2005: On A Lighter Note
2003: Well Thank Goodness
2002: “Vent Your Pure Male Macho Juice”

Silverstone Circuit Weather

Silverstone countdown: get familiar with the tracks so you can work out where you would like to be on certain days. I think the people I am going with will know better than me but it’s still fun to watch the speeds. In the meantime, keep an eye on the weather at the Silverstone circuit although I have seen varying reports in different places. Sun? Showers? A year ago tomorrow we were watching them race around the streets of London. Somehow, that would have been much more convenient, don’t you think?

On this day…

2005: The Final Push
2002: Cows & Clothes

Countdown is Progressing

It’s only three days until I arrive at the British Grand Prix site and so I’m having a fantastic build up. Firstly, I can report that the tent has been purchased and I can – just about – get it up. This is, of course, a great start. Secondly – and don’t tell the bookmakers – but I can tell you Jensen Button isn’t going to win on Sunday. How do I know? He said so.

“I have no chance of winning. It won’t happen, we are not capable of doing that”.

[Source] The excitement builds …

On this day…

2005: God Is Bored Of You
2005: Fleet Street editors Back the Bid
2005: Powered By Rotting Fruit
2002: Did They Make It Up?
2002: It’s All Queens on 4th July!
2002: Amazon A-Go-Go
2002: Finally – CSS