Monday, August 07, 2006

The Hungary Race Weekend

Aliya over the weekend

Been a tiring week...covering for CL who's on MC. The kids are having a great time since their cousin Zulaikha is here.....we have problems making them go to sleep! Infact the little lady Aliya is also excited....she would crawl around the hall and try to join whatever the crowd is doing....had a great time with Aliya this weekend, crawling around with my camera chasing her trying to get some good shot of this princess is challenging.

Saturday morning, Alisya went for a follow-up session and the specialist was happy to see she is doing well. Infact she asked us to start giving Alisya ice-cream in the next 7 days and monitor any changes. She is still a baby and should not be deprived of anything a baby deserves. Went to their Alamanda indoor playground, they had a great time.

The race weekend started off bad when Nando lost his cool and reacted "unprofessionally" against Doornbors....and Schumster was also in the bad book for overtaking during a red flag...which he claims was not entirely his fault and asked people to look at the video and conclude who is at fault - indirectly he's blaming Nando for it but whatever it is, both were fined 2seconds to be added to their qualifying times on every round.
It was almost a disaster but Nando faught back and managed to show although without the mass damper system, he can still clock in a good time compared to the teams running in better unfair advantage. To cut short Kimi got the pole, Fisi could only snatch 8th position, Nando was on the 15th.

Flavio was recovering from the operation and made some surpising remarks on a site. If you read the Star on Sunday, page 51, you'll know what I mean. My comment would be - Hey! It involves the Italians, look what they have done to their soccer industry!
Mass dampers or no, the race started well and RF1 showed the hell to Ferraris and FIA(t)....Schumster was trying hard to hold Fisi at bay but thanx to this GermanShepard's greediness, while trying to tap on Fisi's right rear wheel, Fisi managed to dodge and flew away and clipped half of the Fiat's nose...and the crowd went wild (in my small hut at least!) Was happy to see that, until Fisi had to retire, not shown on the screen why on earth he skidded but Team Radio did warn Nando after that incident to be careful of oil slicks somewhere around the place Fisi retired....I cannot help but think the Schumster damaged Fisi's suspension, or maybe Fisi screwed himself up....he's an Italian by the way.
The race became more interesting after that because Fartraris were slipping away and groping for traction....until Kimi had a massive collision with Liuzzi (another Italian!) That was really the turning point and I bet Kimster would have already switched off the TV and off to get some food instead - lapar tak lapar lain hal! It was a major incident...and to cut short despite all the ruling against Renault Nando was flying and not only took the lead and spread the time well against Button but LAPPED THE SCHUMSTER! Take THAT Tifosis!
Despite the brilliant blitzkrieg by the Renault, luck was not on their side and Nando had to retire almost immediately after the final pit stop due to rear tyre failure. At the moment this was written, the RF1 team was not so sure what was actually the cause but some say it was due to bolt failure, or broken suspension.

SAD! But Nando had shown the world the Rainmaster is not Schumster anymore....and again I could not stop thinking that maybe at least one of those mechanics handling the rear tyre must be an Italian!

Button got his first podium top after 116 tries...not so impressive but nevertheless he did it at last! I would not be surprised if those jingjangjoe and selfdeclaredsuccessfulpeople type of Honda drivers would be driving like Button strating tomorrow!! But please! Button started with 10 positioin penalty - he was using a new engine unlike the rest of the field! SO celebrate while you can but just do not be surprised if the frigging Honda blow up again during the practice in Turkiye next 20 days as it did this weekend...and many other times before! Heheheh!

I am proud to see the performance of Pedro de La Rosa & Kubica, Heidfeld too. As long as the FIAt team is not there, I would be happy to join in the celebration....the RF1 guys & gal actually flooded the grid to celebrate Button's achievement....but no reds was seen on the screen. Sore losers! We'll slaughter you in Turkiye! Pull your FIA(t) puppet strings to slaughter the rest of the field but in the end you did not survive the blitzkrieg today!

These past few weeks, I finally managed to get in touch with my longlost buddy from college days. He's doing well with his family in the UK and the parents are still there in Pahang.

Have been feeling fatigue and sleepy lately. Next blood test & check-up is this coming Friday...hopefully everything is ok lah....

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