Daily Archives: September 2, 2010

Making F1 more lively, revisited

Truth is stranger than fiction, as we all know. I still remember being ridiculed when suggesting shortcuts and other unorthodox means to make F1 more lively, back when everybody and his mate had their balls in a knot over boring Bahrein.

Well, here’s something nobody thought of yet. Even me. Although in hindsight, Mark Webber came close. Note to self: call Hermann Tilke to see if he can build a couple of humps like these in the Austin circuit.

[Thanks autoblog.com, for bringing this to my attention.]

The Stig revealed. Long live the new Stig!

Finally, the truth is out. It was you, Ben Collins. It was you all along.

Needless to say, the mystery revealed means the end of the Stig as we know him. Truth be told, I’ve had some fantasies of my own on that account. I even bought one of those outfits. Let’s not forget, I’m an ex-racing driver myself, ain’t I?

But one has to be realistic at my age. So here are a couple of suggestions for the Top Gear team.

The Stud. Research has shown that TG scores well in the 35-49 year old male segment, but they’re lagging a wee bit in the female part of the audience. This would do wonders, methinks.

The Stag. Here’s a suggestion from the Koreans. Make a bit of a greener version, in keeping with the times. Just a thought.

OK, I was kidding. Don’t pander to women, and never give in to the Koreans.
Top Gear, don’t change. Just find another Stig.