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Month: February 2009

USF1 Team Launch on the 24th of Feb

USF1, a new team rumoured to be aiming for the grid in 2010 have now placed a timer on the front of their website USF1.com and annouced they’ll have something to say to the world on the 24th of this month. 

Personally, I’m quite excited by the prospect of a team that is trying to build a Formula 1 car in the states, entirely with US parts and presumably an American technical team. With Force India based here in Blighty, its refreshing to hear about a team that are planning to race as an American team and actually have components under the hood that are American in design and manufacture.

Oddly, they’re apparently not phased that they don’t have a race in the US at the moment. I suppose there’s a bit of a double edge to the home race sword. Just look at Toyota when they go to Fuji!!

Break a leg USF1, see you on the 24th. 😀


Only 6 Weeks to GO!

Six weeks on Sunday and we get to watch the new regulation cars belting around Melbourne once again. Last year was a bit of a disaster for Ferrari (both drivers not getting on with losing traction control) so I’m hoping for a better result from them.

I’m still worried that we still haven’t heard about a buyer for the “was Honda” team. Rumours abound there’s a management buyout in the offing but that’s going to make one of the most innovative (albeit unsuccessful) teams a private one. Budget cuts across the sport will help but without a strong sponsor, they’ll die a back-marker team with excellent drivers. Let’s just wait and see about that one.

Anyhoo, happy posts Ed! 6 weeks until we get to get up early, sit there with a duvet wrapped around you watching those very funny looking cars crash into each other at turn one.
To say I can’t wait just doesn’t cut it! 😀


Snow problems here!

What are they on about on the news at the moment? Looking at the story on the BBC website, I can’t help but laugh at poor old blighty.
Snow you say? Well, that’s it, pack up the tents we’re going home.

Now don’t get me wrong, I understand that people are a little peeved with the fact this snow was forecast last week yet still managed to take much of the country by surprise. What I have to laugh at is the coverage. Some fool standing in the middle of London, pointing at a “snow drift” an inch high and telling us the world’s ending.

Take a trip up North, or how about the cottswolds, where I live. That’s snow!! 😀

My heart goes out to those actually affected by this weather, those who’ve lost heat or light as a result of this. Also of course, the homeless. This really must be a night of hell for them. Come on BBC, lets show their plight and get some more donations for the many charities helping those souls.


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