Daily Archives: July 1, 2010

Can you imagine British media rooting for Jensen Buton?

I know, I know. Adelaide is far away from Canberra. Maybe even as far as John O’Groats is from Silverstone. Still, if you consider that none of the 33 comments even mentioned the misspelling, methinks F1 has a long way to go in Adelaide.

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Mark called: ‘Was I airborne long enough?’

Say what you want, but Mark Webber is not a wimp. This is a man whose Twitter name is Aussiegrit. I don’t know what Twitter is, let alone why anyone would have such a name on it, but Fabiana assures me it’s quite meaningful. So there.

Anyway, after Sunday’s crash I’m getting these calls from Mark, asking me “Bernie, you’ve been around for so long, Do you remember Peter Dumbreck at Le Mans, ten-odd years ago?

I tell him, of course I do, why d’you want to know? He says, I can’t help but wonder if I was airborne longer than Peter in that accident.

I say, listen Mark, nobody’s wondering whether you were airborne longer or shorter than Peter Dumbreck or the Wright brothers or whoever else. What does matter is, your hitting the tyre wall with 240 km/h is no picknick so the only thing everybody wants to know is if you’re all right. Airborne, for goodness’ sake! Are you sure your head’s not damaged?

He does have a point though. Continue reading