Several funny things that happened lately

In a non chronological order.

Sunday driver of the day: Richard Hammond crashed his Morgan Aeromax in a pile-up near Gloucester. Only the car went to hospital. It happened during a gumball where dragsters were fortunately excluded.
Have you noticed how Hammond look more and more like Rod Stewart?

Formula one is to expensive: The South African province Gauteng has decided against bidding to host a formula one race. They said that they’d rather spend their money on creating jobs. Respect.
This will allow South Africa to focus on the football world cup where the events also last one and a half hour, but with longer pitstops.
The rumors says that they were not too happy to see the Rooivalk being compared to an open wheel car.

Schumacher v Raikkonen v Alonso v Hamilton v Vettel v Webber:
Whilst Schumacher is working on his pain in the neck, we are only one week away from the confirmation that Renault will be present in Valencia.
In the meantime Hamilton confirms his worries about the German driver: “Coming in at this part of the season, Michael is at a disadvantage because he hasn’t had the same experiences as everyone else”.
Schumacher is yet to be allowed to test the McLaren.

Colin Edwards does the weather forecast: The American gave an insightful overview of the current state of MotoGP during a series of “Tornado Warning”, with the official Web site of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
“Our cornering speeds right now are so just astronomical that if you didn’t have traction control, man, you would be in orbit every other frickin’ race.”
NASA is looking at the allegation.

Good news for the automakers: There are signs that the market are about to enter in a post-crisis phase.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is now working on the lack and the cost of credit.

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Not Even a Tender Moment

Krashonen kisses Rally Finland goodbye.

The car rolled into a ditch and although crowds of spectators managed to drag it back onto the road it was too badly damaged to carry on.

It has been confirmed that M Schumacher will be in charge of the future development of the F60.

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Widget, nice!

Oh what is this? A new widget?

Kinda, it is the McLaren widget, with videos, pics, blogs, etc.

Instructions: first thing to do is to click bottom right to enlarge the appli, then browse its content.

A must-see: the telemetry.

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Michael Schumacher to step down in October

The 40-year-old Schumacher announced today that he wouldn’t seek an eight world title after brokering a deal with the Scuderia Ferrari to avert a rival series.

Schumacher said on Wednesday he received “almost 100 messages from fan-clubs urging me to think again” but that he felt it was time move on.

“Extremely grateful though I am for all the letters, e-mails and messages I have received, I have decided to reconfirm my decision. I will not be a driver in October,” Schumacher wrote in a letter to Felipe Massa.

Team North Korea sends 2010 application to the F1 Authorities

Pyongyang, 23 July
local time: curfew.

What used to be a well hidden secret has now become an explosive revelation: North Korea will launch a long-range formula one car within a couple of days, according to Japanese intelligence officials.

The Torpedo DPRK2 with a range of up to 300 kilometers behind safety car, would be launched in early September from the Dongchang-ni site on the north-western coast of the country.

“It’s cheaper than investing in A1GP” said the officials. First outings of the DPRK2 are expected in Hawaii before the end of this summer.

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Baby Vroom

This is funny: the new youngest ever F1 driver reveals that he has not been promised a drive for next year. Toro Rosso surely know how to motivate their drivers. Unless..

It has become a gimmick in the F1 talks to mention the youngest pole, the youngest win, the youngest champ. In football we look at record transfers, whilst in tennis and golf you will be noticed for your earnings.
It could be that Michael Schumacher’s records will never been beaten, and everyone knows this. It will never be “the most” anymore.

Toro Rosso’s youth policy may not be that unexpected. Who drinks Red Bull? Not Bourdais: too old, too French.

As a consequence Alguersuari is barely in and already out. Webber should start talks with Brawn very soon.

Two Tantrums and One Orgasm

Two Tantrums and One Orgasm, German GP report.

Barrichello

“They made me lose the race. To be very honest, I wish I could get on the plane and go home … I don’t want to talk to anyone in the team. It will be all ‘blah, blah, blah’ and I don’t want to hear that.”

Nobody is interested in Barrichello. If I dont read the grid carefully I always forget that he is there. In this sport’s history he is perhaps the driver who put down his pants with the most religious consistency. He is responsible for Schumacher becoming a hero. That’s a very bad achievement. He should be sacked.

Wait, we have some jokes to crack before he goes.

Bourdais

After the race l’Equipe reported that Bourdais had said about his retirement: “it is shameful”. The correct translation came a few hours later: “it is a shame”.

That was pretty quiet though.

What was less quiet was Bourdais telling the French telly to “stop pissing me off” about his seat being at risk.

Bourdais will still retire. Definitely. He is to old to be here anyway. You will see.

Besides despite Bourdais being around the track, the French keep forgetting that they have a national driver in F1. Indeed they pray for Loeb to be the first in 10 or 20 years to defend the flag.

Webber (when OZ meets Sally)

Orgasm of the year. The guy must have a lot of friends, which he confirmed in revealing the astonishing amount of text messages that he received before and after the race (250 at least). And a special email from Jack and David Brabham:

“The Brabham family has always been fantastic towards me,” he said. “I remember 15 years ago, Jack telling me that he had always found it great to come over and beat those Europeans, even if he didn’t put quite as diplomatically as that.

“Certainly a small part of my victory is down to Jack, because my father was a great admirer of his and probably I wouldn’t have been racing cars without Jack lighting that little fire in the Webber family.”

Of course you had to overcome the anger at a justified penalty that Webber collected at the start. One and a half hour later you could hear that: