Tag Archives: FIA

A very eventful day.

7 Jun

How’s your day been? Well it can’t be have been any busier than the FIAs who having reinstated the Bahrain Grand Prix already seems to be taking a dramatic U-turn as they are appearing to reverse their decision. The decisions brought a huge amount of bad press here in the UK as newspapers likened it to the FA. But I do think the correct decision would be to not race their. My main reason for this is that sport and politics should not mix so they should avoid it, but also because in all honesty, I don’t like the track, it’s a bit dull. As well as that Australia is a more exciting place to have the start of the season.

In other news Team Lotus fly out to Montreal today (just as soon as they finish playing cricket with a bowling machine http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150284181058465&set=a.376887833464.194899.292309963464&type=1&theater) with Lotus announcing on twitter “Good morning to you all and how are you today? Most of the race team are about to make the trip to Canada …. Bring on Montreal”. Oddly enough they’re going out a day later than Heikki Kovalainen who’s still getting over his jet lag “Woke up a bit early, bit of jet lag I guess.” And stranger still is that Lotus team boss Mike Gascoyne leaves tommorow ” In the factory and leaving for Montreal tomorrow. Most of the team left today. Montreal one of the favourite destinations of the year.” Virgin add to their bad start to the season by booking Timo Glock onto the wrong plane    “Just arrived in Frankfurt weather is not that great.”

In a even bigger twist in the tale that is Formula 1 Jean Todt announces next season will be 20 races long despite them announcing the calendar with 21 races, my bet is on either Bahrain (continued conflict) or Turkey (financial problems) to go from the calendar.

A bit about me now, after finishing my 6th GCSE test of the year (History) I came home and drove two full races at Monza on Wii F1 2009. Both races were full distance and with other drivers on Hard. In the first race I picked up 3 drive thru penalties (2 for cutting corners and 1 for making a mess of an overtake on Button) and pitted twice (once more than the leader) despite this I finished only 31 seconds behind Vettel. In the second race I retired from 4th after 50 laps. I led a dominant race picking up 20 overtakes for position in the early stages, but late on I crashed and lost my front wing, I came out 4th tried to over take Webber -3rd- got taken off the track by Webber and retired.


Team Orders Now Legal!

11 Dec

After the race at Hockenheim last year and the resulting charges on Ferrari after they swapped their drivers so Alonso would win to help his chances in the championship many teams, pundits and viewers were wanting the team orders law to be reviewed. Well the answer is out from now on team orders are legal! Since Austria 2002 the rule has been broken 6 times – 3 by Ferrari – by 3 teams with no outcry from fans, but when it was broken this year the world went mad. Two spectators said “The FIA needs to stop sitting on the fence. Either allow team orders again or enforce the ban properly” and “the team-orders rule is impossible to police and should be scrapped”.