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Nov 26 2017

Formula One 2017: حلبة مرسى ياس

That would be Yas Marina and from a meta standpoint I’m curious if the Arabic will display correctly, otherwise there’s not much drama in this race. I suppose technically if Vettel has a DNF and Bottas finishes first he could steal a season second in the Driver’s Championship.

Do I expect this will happen? No.

Things that the announcers will try to hype but which are basically very boring is Kimi Raikkonen trying to overtake Daniel Ricciardo for 4th and the battle between Toro Rosso, Renault, and Haas for 6th.

Yawn.

This season’s futility award goes to Marcus Ericsson who’s been in every race I can remember and hasn’t scored a single point, finishing behind his Sauber team mate Pascal Wehrlein. It’s still Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull with Force India cementing its 4th place status over Williams which loses their lead driver, Felipe Massa, after this race. It’s ok actually, he was going to quit last year and got an extra one. Fernando Alonso has decided he wants to win the Indy 500 and Le Mans. It’s good to have a hobby when your day job is driving cars that suck.

Yas Marina is a boring track too with 3 passing turns, 2 long straights (Mercedes) and a slow parade bit. Also 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens, 2 Turtledoves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. On offer are the Softs, Super Softs, and Ultra Softs.

It is actually a good thing this season is over since I’m tired of getting up at 3 in the morning (I seldom write ahead and am always anxious and therefore sleepless before the fly aways in the mid and far East). Soon enough (March, just in time to make the Madness even more difficult) the circus will start again.

Should have picked Baseball, it’s only 162 games, how tough could it be?

If you are a die hard fan of sports coverage we have Throwball playoffs where picking the team you hate most will be the only game (I recommend basing it on the number of players who kneel) and the return of our Quadrennial favorite, Curling (no, I don’t care if you think it is more boring than Formula One).

Then the Lady Huskies will crush their opposition like bugs.

And I will cover all of it unless I have to travel, or get tired or bored.

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  1. ek hornbeck

    Vent Hole

  2. ek hornbeck

    We join our coverage already in progress. Raikkonen takes a demonstration lap.

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    Formation Lap

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    We race.

  5. ek hornbeck

    Magnussen spins

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    DRS enabled

  7. ek hornbeck

    Lap 5 of 55

    Bottas
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Raikkonen
    Verstappen
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa

  8. ek hornbeck

    Lap 10 of 55

    Bottas
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Raikkonen
    Verstappen
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa

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    Raikkonen pits

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    Lap 15 of 55

    Bottas
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Raikkonen
    Verstappen
    Ocon
    Massa

  11. ek hornbeck

    Perez pits

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    Gasly spins

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    Hulkenberg pits

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    Ricciardo and Sainz stop

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    Lap 45 of 55

    Bottas
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Raikkonen
    Verstappen
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Ocon
    Alonso
    Massa

  16. ek hornbeck

    Lap 50 of 55

    Bottas
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Raikkonen
    Verstappen
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Ocon
    Alonso
    Massa

  17. ek hornbeck

    Final

    Bottas
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Raikkonen
    Verstappen
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Ocon
    Alonso
    Massa

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