I hate the fly aways. Among other things they’re a huge personal inconvenience, disrupting the odd times I can actually sleep, but they also represent the corruption and venality of Formula One, bribery driven circus sideshows of geeky (in the biting heads off chickens sense) display that leave one feeling the need for many long showers that never quite restore a sense of cleanliness.
Why Singapore? Bahrain? Abu Dhabi? Azerbaijan? Tinpot dictatorships willing to erect Potempkin villages on the backs of the people.
I doubt anything positive actually comes of it, but I’m an optimist (read it again, it makes perfect sense), at least it’s not Turn Left Bumper Cars where the slow suicidal tendencies of the beer guzzling, chain smoking, open carrying infield dwellers is cutting into the audience for flaming chunks of twisted metal faster than the brain damage from full tilt mosh pit Throw Ball.
Today/Tonight’s debacle will take place on the repurposed streets of Singapore where headlights are forbidden (it’s a small place and well lit so they’re not necessary even for ordinary drivers) and it’s still a tropical 100/100 degrees/humidity even in the dark and speeds are as slow as Monaco in the longest, by time, race of the year. Pirelli is offering Softs, SuperSofts, and UltraSofts. Mercedes qualified on the Ultras and will be looking at a 3 stop, Ultras, Soft, Soft. Rosberg has the pole so if he survives the opening lap he’ll basically disappear straight to the tall step and take over the lead in the Driver’s Championship. Vettel broke his suspension and will start from the back (after a spectacular qualifying lap which was kind of like watching a Top Fuel Dragster wheelie through a Quarter) a position he does not do well from since his only driving talent is blasting to the front and putting an insurmountable gap between himself and the more talented (basically everyone else, he’s also an arrogant asshole so bonus points for that).
If the Baseball season ended today my Mets would get crushed by the Giants in a Wild Card Playoff leading to a Cubs/Senators Series that the displaced D.C. disgraces formerly owned by War Criminal
W would win because… it’s the Cubs man! They would find a way!
And Formula One would still have a month of racing left where the only question would be Rosberg or Hamilton.