Archive for May 2010

Its all your fault Vettel...

Yeah, you heard me. It was all Sebastian Vettel's fault for colliding into Mark Webber and cost both himself, his teammate and team very valuable points!!! Oh why the stupidest of things happen? Poor team management? Overambitious? Desperate? I don't know folks, but whatever the reason is it sure did help McLaren savor that sweet 1-2 finish in Istambul with Hamilton clinching his first victory of this season!

Yeah, sure nearly the same thing happened to both him and Button a few laps later but at least they managed to control the situation and with a few talks over the radio they calmed down and kept a good distance from each other until the end lol. But wow, somehow I managed to watch the entire race without my whole house blacking out. (more on that later...) Other than that, yeah. Not much blogging over these past few months huh? With work and a busy life, I'm not surprised at all whatsoever. Maybe I will start blogging more often once I finish my practical or something... hopefully.

Anyhow, you can read the full report of the race here:
McLaren 1-2 in Turkey as Red Bulls collide

2010 Asian Festival Of Speed week

What can I say... it has been a pretty busy week for me, as for the first time in my entire life I'm actually getting involved in a motor sporting event! A few years ago I never even once thought I would work with a race crew before, and yet here I am sitting here talking about my experience lol...

Well, to be honest I wasn't really involved in preparing all the cars for the race (I had another kind of job to do for the team unfortunately) but I did help out a bit when they needed me. Wow... I'm just really tired to write about everything in this post, but I just wanted to say that the experience being on the race track is just immense. If there is one advice I could give, is that a motorsport life is not easy! The fact that the cars have to be prepare, test, repair, adjustments, and all those other things all within a few hours is just crazy. Not to say that its impossible to do those kind of things, but something to remind me that I really really have a lot to learn before I could be one of them.

The race itself was pretty good, as the team I am with managed to get 1st and 2nd place in the Asian Touring Car Series (albeit, it was 2 different drivers in 2 different races) and 3rd place in the Asia GT4 championship. Not bad considering for a small team with most of my instructors (yes, you read that right) from TOC being the race mechanics for the team lol. Anyway, that is all for now as I am really really need to get some rest after these past week haha. I might write a full story on the event someday, but until then just look around if you can find any interesting articles on the AFOS event.

Missed the Monaco F1 race for this? Yeah, but I guess I can't blame anyone for that...

Iron Man 2

Okay... so after waiting for a month to watch this, me and my cousin finally got to watch Iron Man 2 earlier today. After all the promotion and hype surrounding the movie, you'd think the movie will be a great sequel to the already impressive first Iron Man movie right?

The sad truth is, it wasn't. Just like how over hyped Transformers 2 was, (which I myself over hyped it, sorry about that!) the sequel failed to make a lasting impression as the original. Not to say it wasn't good or anything, but it wasn't anything special or appraising either! Everything about the movie was okay I guess, but somehow there were just a few things lacking inside the movie that I can't put my finger on it. Maybe its because the main villain isn't as strong as the first one? Too much focus on the characters and not the plot itself? I don't know, but it was definitely something...

However, I think one thing about Iron Man 2 for sure is good. Scarlett Johansson. Hahahaha... you gotta agree with me on this really. She is just... damn! Kinda makes you speechless and wanna drool for more yeah? Her acting wasn't that bad either! Other than that, well... what is the other good thing inside the movie? Stark's awesome Audi R8 Spider? Or the part where the Rolls-Royce Phantoms got destroyed? Oh definitely! Its the best thing about the whole movie! Haha, I kid I kid.

Anyway, that is all for my review. Don't think I can think of writing anything else any more that I would. So the movie is okay, but its nowhere near as good as the first one. So for me to rate this movie, out of a score between 0 and 10 I will have to give this a 8.0/10. To be honest, I find Kick-Ass much funner to watch that Iron Man despite the lower rating from me. But then again, look at how much the budget was for both movies... not to mention the cast and the people behind it! So yeah, the end. lol...

Flawless victory for Webber in Barcelona...

Yeah yeah, its not like I have the mood (or time for that matter!) to blog a lot these day so I'll just have to keep it short and sweet from now onwards. Anyway, Mark Webber just drove splendidly from start to finish without making any mistakes and keeping him and his car out of trouble. A good and well deserved win for Webber I guess, and Fernando Alonso gave the home crowd something to cheer about when he finished 2nd after both Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton ran into problems late into the race.

Vettel had a brake problems and had to pit for new tires after he went off course and dropped back to 4th place while Hamilton suffered a front right tire puncture which sent his car into the walls on the 3rd corner on the last lap! Haha, both guys were trying really hard to get a good results but fortunately Vettel still manage to nurse his car to the finish and got a well deserved 3rd place. As for the others, I don't really know what to say about that really lol.

Next week will be the crown jewel of Formula 1 as the teams head of to Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix. Probably one the most glamorous races as well as one of the most technical street circuits on the calendar, it will test both cars and drivers to the limits. Its definitely one of my favorite F1 tracks to watch as well! =D

Webber commandingly wins Spanish Grand Prix

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