edeniade: (Renault)
Canada dropped from F1 Calendar

What was arguably the most exciting race of the F1 season has been dropped from the 2009 race calendar in favour of more 'circuits' (aka yawnfests) because those bring in more $$$$. No matter that the spectators and events in Montréal were amazing and that the races there were known to be a 'wall for champions,' bringing the drama and exciting unexpected outcomes which make for a TRUE race.

One could argue that it could partly be due to the lack of proper maintenance of the track here, and for that I blame Montréal's laziness and Québec's terrible track record for road maintenance...which also applies to circuit tracks. Honestly, in the end I thought the corner of the track breaking up in this past summer's race proved for some serious excitement.

But let's look at what we're getting in exchange. Abu Dhabi?! Yet another street race that's probably going to be a dull processional? There are now three races in the Middle East and only for the reason that they have way more money that the FIA bigwigs want. Now there are NO races in North America (not a single one! What about true F1 fans here huh?!) which is complete bull! There aren't nearly that many F1 fans out in the Middle East, whoever attends those are just rich oil bastards that go just to look cool!

If it's so 'awkward' for drivers to go to North America for "just one race" then using that logic they should drop the Australia and Brazil races too. Bernie Ecclestone, you're ruining the spirit of F1 and tossing aside your most loyal fans for the sake of padding your retirement funds. Take your Singapore, Spa, Valencia, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi and shove it up your wrinkled midget ass.
edeniade: (Renault)
Wow, today's race was something...insane.

I don't think anyone really expected BMW Sauber to take the top two spots, but with n00b Hamilton's mistake of ramming Raikkonen in the back when coming out of the pit lane because he didn't see the red light in time (admittedly Rosberg did the same thing but not to such a damaging effect) led to a *real* race without the main figureheads of the year. One could say that the incident is a kind of payback on Kimi for knocking Sutil in Monaco but I'd rather think of it as Hamilton being an idiot. :V Poor Sutil got knocked out of the race and his car caught fire this time, and he was climbing the spots so well. He is just riddled with bad luck, isn't he? Alonso and Piquet got out again too; I was so peeved about Alonso! He was going so good in 3rd and boom. I also thought it was so weird that Naka-bloody-jima of Toyota non-fame held 2nd for a time! Just goes to show how nuts this race was. The 1st place spot became the village bicycle, half the drivers had a go. Ah well, at least Massa got 5th, the only one of my preferred drivers to be in points range. Kovalainen got 8th. Needless to say, I'm still happy that Hamilton and Raikkonen knocked each other out of the race.

But my biggest, biggest irritation comes with the city of Montréal and the province of Québec. Why, you ask? Well, I have quite a few bones to pick with both parties in question but this, this I think has broken the camel's back so to speak. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is in terrible shape, and won't be properly resurfaced until possibly 2009. For heaven's sake, in order to make the track *raceable* for today, they had to do emergency resurfacing on the hairpin! The track was breaking up all through qualifiers, which is abysmal. Yes, I'm aware that the tires and the cars put a lot of stress on the track but ffs, this is why you MONITOR and MAINTAIN the track! For the one event that brings in millions to not only the city of Montréal but to Canada itself, you'd think the Canadian GP bigwigs would care about the state of their track. Pretty much, I'm ashamed. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve != Silverstone.

I know no one on my flist gives a rat's ass about anything I just said, but this is my journal darnit! *shakes fist*

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May. 25th, 2008 04:22 pm
edeniade: (Bunny!Alonso)
I officially hate Kimi Raikkonen. I hope he gets a flaming case of the herps while he's in Monaco. >:(

EDIT: That being said, Sutil has a new big fan. Me.

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