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May 28, 2006


I always enjoy Monaco, its the one race where I can tolerate ignorant celebrities turning up and parading their complete disinterest in the motor–racing world. And some really great driving on display, especially from poor Kimi. This guy has got to be the unluckiest person in the world ever, how many times has he seen that engine go boom in the past few seasons? But thats what you get for letting Mario depart and the Germans take over. Also much sympathy to Mark Webber, the frustration must have been all consuming – even without the retirement, where the hell were those blue flags?? And that engine. It saddens me to see the way Cosworth has gone in the last decade, which is mainly backwards. I am only suprised they are still in operation, having witnessed some of the tremendous mismanagement at the place firsthand.

And then there's Michael Schumacher. I don't know why he occassionally does these things that make him so unpopular. They're so unnecessary. Lets not forget, the guy is a truly great driver. He probably got what he deserved starting from the pitlane, but still managed to haul ass to be ahead of his teammate at the end. And as for the holier–than–thou crap from the rest of the pitlane, like any of them are above dubious tactics on occassion. Who are they trying to kid!

Most annoyingly of all is the TV coverage, maybe because I missed so much of the recent seasons due to work commitments I've got rose–tinted glasses or something but it definitely seems to be getting worse. Here we are, 2 laps from the end with Schumacher persuing Reubens hell–for–leather to the finish line and we're treated instead to Alonso cruising home and Flav in the pit lane! Martin and James were bigging up this big fight to the finish then had to totally abandon the commentary and make some pointless comments about AF's championship lead. The advert breaks are also too numerous and irksome. You can imagine the uproar from football fans if even the most insignificant game was interupted at 10–15 minute intervals. Come on Bernie, sort it out.

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