Daily Archives: March 8, 2010

Grand Prix nightmare

With a few days to go before the circus descends on Bahrain, the dice have rolled and the musical chairs are over. US F1 are out (were they ever in?), Campos is now Hispania, and Serbia Racing Stefan GP will have to hold their horses.

Going down the list, it does strike me that there’s a trend going on here, replacing brand names with country names. Out with Spyker, Honda, BMW and Toyota, in with Force India and Hispania. What’s next, a Korean team? Or worse, so-called national champions like Tata, Lada and Kia? Tony Fernandes tells me we were that close to having Proton Malaysia on the grid. And now there’s Putin trying to rebrand Renault as Lada, the pride of automotive Russia, with his countryman Petrov behind the wheel.

And suddenly the nightmare scenario strikes me. Continue reading

Birth of my blog

Dear friends, this is an historic day. My lovely assistant Fabiana has achieved wonders. Every thought I sent you over the last few months has been faithfully replicated, complete with the right pictures.

What’s more, from now on I just type the words and insert the pictures and Fabiana’s magic will see to it that everything appears on the internets in the right shape and form.

Ah, the wonders of modern technology. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship, as Humphrey Bogart would say. Fabiana will personally see to that.