I was just looking at the news at <a href=”http://www.speedcafe.com/2013/04/01/dick-johnson-racing-announces-bold-new-future/”>speed cafe</a> and thinking that’s not too surprising — Dick Johnson Racing has been having financial troubles this season, so having a new manufacturer come in and back them sounded about right. Honda would’ve been my guess, but the shape of that side window — why is he sitting in a DeLorean?
It’s been a while since I’ve been here for an April 1st, I don’t usually see anything show up until google do something tamely predictable.
Speaking of motor racing, I was _genuinely disturbed_ (in a way I never am by fiction tv, or even international news reports) after last week’s Malaysian F1 race. Of course my first reaction as an Australian was that vettel completely did the wrong thing but then the lasting implications of a team member not following instructions are much greater — and frankly, something you almost never see these days in any sport. Either through the big stick of money/no money + contracts, or sports psychology/”there’s no “I” in team” brain washing, you you never see a football player, or a cricket person, or pretty much any kind of sports player doing anything other than what they’re told.
It’s definitely given F1 journalism something to talk about and it will surely come back to bite that greedy, fearful sebastien vettel on the arse _(ass)_.
The circus (formula 1) is in town (the country) this week. The weather’s been poor today for practice but it’s supposed to be better on the weekend for the actual racing. I (we) decided not to go this year after it being such a schamozzle last year. Actually, my girlfriend j-e was still wanting to go but the good just doesn’t outweigh the bad. Besides, it’s on telly.
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*updatermaus- 17/10/11*: I watched the GP on telly. I was better than last year, in that it was actually run this year, and the organisers say that they sole a lot of tickets but from what I could see I would say that the grandstands were only 60-70 per cent full. As the comentray teams pointed out, no real development has happened around the track, where it’s proposed urban structures will be placed. I don’t see much chance that the track or the project will be successful. The contract will end in 2016 and the jeollanam-do govt will be however many tens of million dollars in the hole. I think they should have tried to do a street circuit around Incheon/Song-do, and run it at night the way Singapore do. There’d be a bit of outlay to get the lighting infrastructure sorted, but the light-pollution is already so heavy that it souldn’t take much to get the light levels up to what the FIA require.