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So, Formula One is living to the "if you want to win, get a finn" saying.
Massa, man, Massa, what happened? That mistake probably will cost his title chances.
One thing I miss in Formula One is old Nelson Piquet. I remember prost was giving an interview about some milestone on his career, when nelson got close and started, behind the frenchman, to make fun of his nose. The journalists went wild!
And this is classic:
Interviewer, before a race: "So, Piquet, would you like to win today?"
Nelson Piquet: "No, today I'd like to be the 16th!"
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Easy McLaren fans. One race and the hubris in here is deafening.
And for race 2 ... oh ... look! w00t!
http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2008/3/7553.htmlAfter the nightmare that was Australia, world champions Ferrari were very much in command in Malaysia. One-two on the grid and what should have been one-two in the race. Only a costly error from Felipe Massa prevented him following Kimi Raikkonen home for a perfect result.
The consolation was that arch rivals McLaren were unable to take full advantage, thanks largely to their qualifying grid penalties. The worry for both squads was BMW Sauber, who claimed second place and the fastest lap. We take a team-by-team look at the Sepang outcome…
Kimi Raikkonen, P1/1m 35.405s
Felipe Massa, retired, spin/1m 35.914s
No problems at all for Kimi Raikkonen, in a race that he dominated. And none for Felipe Massa, until an expensive mistake spun him out and cost the team eight crucial championship points. Ferrari had a torrid time in Australia, but Malaysia proved conclusively that they are back, and will be formidable opposition to McLaren from now on.
I'd like to see Williams as a threat, but I don't think that's really going to happen this year. What was practically mind-bending was that both Red Bulls finished a race! When did that last happen?
Since I'm relatively new to F1 (three seasons in and a good bit of studying-up) I have to say that David Coulthard seems like an excuse machine and also one very quick to point a finger. That said, I love his rants and last week threatening, on camera no less, to 'kick three colors of shit out of the little bastard' (referring to Massa) was hilarious. (Too bad I can't get the ITV coverage here - had to wait for it to pop up on Google videos.) I need to see him on the podium again to scrub the picture of him trying to look triumphant in a Superman cape (Monaco '06 -how embarrassing must that have been?) Poor dear. No wonder he's grumpy.
It's okay. I ran the opening post through the gender guesser and it came up 76.24% Male.
Amusingly, I'm 'MALE' in the 'informal' analysis, but on the 'formal' side, I received a 57.96% and was identified as a 'WEAK MALE' with this note as a qualifier:
Lol! That's just rude.Weak emphasis could indicate European.
The only interesting thing about Coulthard over the last couple of seasons is trying to guess which lap he would crash on. Maybe we should have a contest here to try and pick that lap in Bahrain.
It's a 7am start for Bahrain where I live. So much for sleeping in on the weekend.