It’s Not An Airplane

Marky Mark tries to take to the skies in a car once again.

Mark, repeat after me, ” Red Bull does NOT actually give you wings.” You should know this already, they gave you wing to your team mate.

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Lewis Hamilton At Red Bull?

“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”

Why? Why would you leave a perfectly good outfit? Especially one that you fit the best in. Let’s think about this. Obviously he wouldn’t want to take any major steps backwards from where he is. So that leaves:

Ferrari– Uh, no.  This is Alonso Town and we’ve been over this before. Hm, where have I seen this before.  Oh yeah. The disaster of a Hamilton – Alosno pairing at McLaren in 2007.  Again, NO!

Mercedes.  A good outfit for sure, especially under the management of Ross Brawn, but two things.  1.  McLaren is currently faster than Mercedes. 2.  This is a gamble similar to that of saving it for marriage.  Roll the dice!

Renault.  A team that also has its ish together but this outfit belongs to Kubica.

So that leaves Red Bull… Which really isn’t a good fit either.  They have Vettel. Period.  Who is a damn good, dominant young driver (like Lewis).  They also have Adrian Newey, which is in my opinion the biggest appeal to Red Bull as that man is Mensa brilliant.  Which means that team will have 2 #1 drivers a.k.a. the recipe for disaster or 1 of the drivers will have to play #2.  A character in the F1 circus neither Vettel or Hamilton will ever be able to play. On top of all of this, if you are Christian Horner, why would you want to take on the Lewis Hamilton kit and kaboodle?  Dude’s got a ridiculous entourage, special management at best, a quick tongue, and a teenager attitude.  This switch just doesn’t make sense for Lewis Hamilton or Red Bull. Let me try and seal this permanently with this mental image. Picture Lewis Hamilton in Mark Webber’s current shoes. Now imagine all the post race interviews. “Maintain the gap, that’s what Ali G says.”

So the question is why would you leave? Why would you leave a team that has been supporting you since you were 11 years old? Why would you leave a team that is by no means slow? Remember McLaren having a bad year means something disastrous like 2nd place. Although Senna would argue, “2nd place is the first to lose.”  For what it’s worth, McLaren has won 1 in every 4 GP’s its entered. Why would you leave a great team that wants to support you and does treat you like a #1 driver? Why would you take such a gamble with the entire arena set to change again in just a couple of years with new v-6 turbocharged engines? McLaren have some of the most brilliant engineers and scientists working under their outfit at MTC. McLaren is also a team who want to beat the Christian Horner – Adrian Newey outfit…just like they did before.   Why? Why? Why Lewis?  This doesn’t make any sense!   I understand that you are out to chase titles.  I understand that you are passionate about  if nothing else, the glory of racing.  But honestly, it doesn’t get much better than MACCA!

…Unless this is all a ploy to get you more money.

 

Going to Red Bull is foolish. Stay at Macca, develop a “Lewis Hamilton” style and work your magic.  The WDC’s will come. Just not in the current MP4-26.

Let us reminisce.

Lewis v. Vettel in equal equipment.

Probably my favorite Lewis Hamilton video. RIDICULOUS!

Are Those Cables I See?

The inner workings of Adrian Newey’s masterpiece RB7 chassis may have just been exposed by his No. 1 driver Sebastian Vettel’s crash this past weekend in Turkey’s first practice session.

Perhaps this is how Red Bull is controlling their flexing wing system teams are having  so much trouble copying? Has Adrian Newey been playing with these?

One can only hope every team now has something in the works.  Some sort of competition must be brought to the bulls.

I’ll Get You Next Time Gadget

That’s all I can think about in reaction to Fernando Alonso’s finish at the GP of Abu Dhabi last weekend.  Check it out.

He mad.

For those of you that don’t know whats going on, that’s the reaction of Mr. 2 time Formula 1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso, after battling Vitally Petrov in front of him for almost 40 laps during the 2010 season finale race. Unfortunately for Alonso, his battle ended in failure during Alonso’s most important race of his magnificent WDC comeback. One single pass would have made all the difference, if he could have gotten around Petrov (yellow car) he would have to had to change his title to “Mr. 3 times”. I think I would be a little ticked too, but as an Alonso hater, I love every second of it.

The good news is that following the race, drivers, team bosses, ex-racers, fans, stewards, even the FIA president, all bashed the tracks layout. All claiming ‘it does not provide enough oppurtunities to pass’. This is a step in the right direction, with all of that criticism, surely the managers of the track will be open to some changes. That, however, is another post!

Until then, watch it again. I love the reaction of Petrov “What did you want me to do, confirm that you are faster than me?” I had too. I just did.