F1 back in action this weekend


Well, we thought we’d be seeing Michael Schumacher, but with his decision not to race, the temperature has lowered considerably on this, the first race back after Summer holiday.  It’ll be interesting to see who has benefitted from the long break.  McLaren showed some signs of life last month, even though the team is out of the running for this year’s championship.  I’m still liking the push from Red Bull and young Sebastian Vettel (pictured above).

The future of the sport continues to be a bit of a question mark.  What will the cars look like next year?  Will there be a uniform budget cap?  Also, we’re starting to wonder who will be racing where.  We known that Massa is out for this race, at least, but will he be back this season, or even next year?  BMW has left, but the Sauber team may yet be bailed out, and there’s already talk of Ferrari power.  Yet, it is doubtful that a proven Kubica, a proven race winner and up-and-coming young driver, will stay with the team.  Where will he be next year?  And is Kimi bound for rally racing, leaving F1 altogether?

So, with all these murmurs and rumblings quietly roiling in the background, i think it will be nice to have an actual race to distract us form the mysteries of the future.  by this time tomorrow, we’ll know who is on pole for the street course in Valencia.

F1 – is BMW calling it quits?


An announcement is expected tomorrow, and it does not look like the news will be good.  The care this year is poor shite this year, which is so sad, because the team had made monstrous strides under the old rule formulation.  They were on pole and winning races.  I have great affection for Robert Kubica and hope he will find great success in the future, even if not with BMW.  There is no question that both Kubica and teammate Nick Heidfeld are capable drivers.  It sucks for them that the team has declined so quickly and is now being kicked to the curb by the German car manufacturer.  Let us hope that I have it all wrong and that the news tomorrow will not be so dire.