Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bizzaro begining - 2009 F1 GP season!

The day finally dawned or should I say "Brawn"(ed)!

As is traditional with season openers, the race sprung a lot of surprises! The most delightful came in terms of Brawn GP. This is the Honda team of last year that was taken over by Ex- Ferrari Technical Director Ross Brawn and sponsored by Virgin!

This team came out of the blue and ended up winning the GP in its debut! The impressive thing is that they beat the stalwarts of racing like Ferrari, McLaren and Renault! So much for their legacy!

The biggest disappointment of the race was none other than the prancing horse! Both their cars retired from the race - a rare happening in the illustrious Ferrari legacy that is known (now just a "has been known") for their bulletproof cars! Wonder if after this result, does Luca de Motezemollo still thinks that all the choices he made in 2007 were good!

The most pitiful event of the race was the collision between BMW's Robert Kubica and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel (running 3rd n 4th at that time). Both had a good chance of scoring high points, but greed for the podium prevailed and all was lost!

The biggest beneficiary of the race was McLaren's Hamilton. Having started the race from the 18th position following a dismal qualifying session and a gear box penalty, he would have finished the race 6th, but thanks to the crash b/w Vettel and Kubica and an error by Trulli, he finished the race in 3rd! A winning driver needs more than skills in F1 and hamilton is once again proving that luck is on his side along with skills! I think he is the best driver to fill the huge void left by the exodus of Michael Schumacher.

With the next race in Malaysia - on the coming weekend, Ferrari had better pull themselves out from this deep hole that they are stuck in - and they better do it fast! Running the cars light on fuel is not a good way to capture grid positions and certainly no way to win races and championships! If they have forgotten how to do it, here is a reminder - it is thru hard work, determination and team spirit! (remember 2006?) Sulking and spinning the car in frustration is not the way to do it either! (R u reading this Kimi?) Show some class or did you wanna take another dump!

For now, its Brawn GP's exciting debut that has me pepped up for the 2009 F1 season! Well deserved victory, I'll say!


Serendipity said...

Thank you :)
Had missed the race yesterday unfortunately, and this ha just bought me up to speed :D

avdi said...

errrrr .. will pass... zooming cars dont do it for me

Smita said...

Errr this german n greek to me :D

Shayari said...

And latin to me :0

eye-in-sty-in said...

Hi Serene,
u missed it? I have it downloaded.. lolz chaiye toh bol... I'll send it over :-)

Hi Ava,
zooming cars also have good looking drivers... chalega kya? ;-)

Hi Smita,
They have German drivers too with greek-like looks :-))

Hi Shayari,
Veritas, Aequitas - thats latin fer ya! (it means u've forgotten to chk out my other post!) lolz

eye-in-sty-in said...

Hey Serene... forgot to mention this - Love ya for being an F1 fan... are u a tifosi too? (Yeah, lets make it more greek n latin for the others now... hee hee)

Serendipity said...

yellow :) Ditto ditto! I was super excited reading this post and seeing how much u like it!

And Tifosi all the way baby! :)

Id like to see the Iceman take it away this time though, think hes a fantastic driver, with Alonsofonso being his usual grumpy self.

Massa was so much better off being 2nd fiddle in Ferrari. after shifting teams, he fell of the radar last season!

eye-in-sty-in said...

woo hoo! Finally, I have someone to trade F1 tid-bits with on the blog!!

There is one small gripe though... I am not a fan of iceman! But as I'm a tifoci, its all in the family .. .lol!
Err. are ya talking about Massa?? As far as I know, he is still in Ferrari and also stole the thunder from the iceman last season by giving Hamilton a run for the crown!

avdi said...

hmm though i dont see myself as the pit-chick.. or whatever they are called, good looking guys to hamesha chalega.

eye-in-sty-in said...

pit-babes, ava... they are called pit-babes :D

In this case, the good looking guys will be donning a racing suit... but its not what's revealed, but what's hidden that makes anyone attractive, right ;-)

thanks for coming back dear...

Serendipity said...

oh no! I meant Barichello!!!
u wont believe this, i went home later that evening and was wondring if i wrote Massa on this comment.

and sinc I Coudltn access mails (was away fro 2 days) I was so irritated thinking of such a silly mistake! :D

i have a huge crush on webber :D

eye-in-sty-in said...

hi S,
lol at ur gaffe! It happens sometimes, although I hate it when I do it.

Barrichello must be happy with his choices now! Hes on the podium again in his team's debut and Ferrari are yet to even score!

oooo - Webber...! Good choice... hee hee

Bouncing-Bubble said...

werewolf bite?I thought u bite only when someone asks more!:D

Good title btw! am missing the movie as usual,.

eye-in-sty-in said...

Hi BB,

you remembered... lol... can u guess what am I waiting to see?