Daily Archives: March 28, 2010

John Travolta just waved the Checkered Flag for Button

For a while we were worried there because he kept hovering around the safety car. Bernd finally found a way to distract him. Got him back just in time. Phew.

Schumacher getting back at Alguersuari…

… for passing him during his tyre change pit stop. Commentator says wheel banging is probably unintentional. Those who know The Neck know better.

Steve Slater is trying to do the Murray Walker thing


One of the screens in my pit lane suite shows ESPN, with Steve Slater doing the race comments. Steve’s going “This is Massa in pursuit of Kubica. These drivers are really having a difficult time. And by the way it’s Alonso but you still can see how hard they try.”

Keep going, Steve. Some day you’ll become really famous, like Murray.

Stay out of Schumacher’s way after the race


King of Rain lost five places during the rainy phase. He’s on fresh tyres now but still not making a dent. Stay away from the Mercedes garage after the checkered flag. It’s not going to be pretty.

Vettel in the gravel box

Last seen on his knees in the gravel. Must be looking for a lost spark plug.

Just got called out to prevent Travolta from commandeering the safety car

Caught him in the middle of a heated discussion with Bernd Maylander, insisting on piloting the safety car next time it’d be called out. Used the word ‘piloting’, said he was certified on twelve types of aeroplane so why not the safety car? Managed to talk him out of it but he didn’t look convinced. Neither did Bernd.

Thank God for rain

After weeks of pointless discussions how to make races more attractive, here’s the one to end them all: a spot of rain. Need to have a little pow wow with the Chinese who seem to be world readers in rainmaking. Now that would be a solution, having some cannon inducing rains at critical points during the race.

Definitely beats shortcuts.