Monthly Archives: May 2006

Emotional Comments

Usually during the course of a Grand Prix there are several comments that cause an emotional outburst from the Sofa. The Monaco Grand Prix was no exception. I have selected the four that caused the most dramatic reactions to share … Continue reading

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MON, MOY, MOT part deux

Following on from Alex’s article on the vertical MON, MOY, MOT graphic. Whilst watching the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend (from the Sofa of course!!) I was finding myself deeply annoyed by this same graphic. I can appreciate the similarities … Continue reading

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Iceman go-eth?

I would be disappointed to see Raikonnen leave McLaren but the way things have been going with his car I don’t think I’d blame him for heading for a more solid Renault or Ferrari at this stage, mind you there … Continue reading

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Everybody has black dots on their white jacket

I love Michael’s quote about what happened in Monaco: “But I think everybody has black dots on their white jacket. I have been in F1 for 15 or 16 years and I think I can say there are not too … Continue reading

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Midland’s Monteiro made of metal

My favourite reviews of race weekends normally come from the ‘Facts & Stats’ column at Autosport.com (I think Ted is your favourite, Alex?), and this week it ended with two fascinating and funny figures. Firstly: “There’s no solid evidence suggesting … Continue reading

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Two problems with the problem

Should Alonso be on pole? He set his fastest lap on the lap that Michael was stalled on the track. Isn’t that illegal? If there are waved double-yellows you should not be going faster than you have before. We’ve seen … Continue reading

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Cheating yourself?

At the end of qualifying yesterday Michael, whether accidentally or on purpose, ended up stopping the other people aiming for pole from being able to complete their hot laps because his car was in the way. The reaction of many … Continue reading

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