Alex Palmer Writes
  • Register
For me, that race was better than Melbourne but not as good as Malaysia for pure racing. But for entertainment value, I reckon that was the best so far - I laughed out loud at least three times.

For those who watched the SkyF1 feed, the moment of the day for mine was Martin Brundle's grid walk bail-up of Bernie Ecclestone (remember that Bernie had blamed the commentators recently for turning fans off by being too technical in their explanations. When Martin asked about it, Bernie confirmed his earlier statement but to me, it sounded like he added "...you make it too complicated for the women out there to understand...". I do hope I heard that wrong, but as one of the 'women' out there I thought that statement rather amusing. (I believe that's the first time I've confirmed that Alex is, in fact, a girl!!)

The next best moment was watching Maldonado's crazy wide entrance for his last pit stop, when he seemed to have mistaken the group of marshals at pit entrance for his pit crew. Luckily he stopped before he skittled them, and they obligingly pushed him back so he could swing around and make the run into the pits.

But the funniest home video-worthy moment today was definitely watching the enthusiastic but bumbling marshals do their best to turn Verstappen's Torro Rosso through that very narrow gap in the pit straight wall. They must have banged the nose into the walls about three times before the mechanics couldn't stand it any more and came took the nose off. Apologies to my readers from non-cricket-playing countries, but hearing the crowd cheer when they finally made it through was a bit like listening to Bay 13 at the MCG when the security guards take down a streaker....

I think I need to go to the Chinese GP next year, anyone want to join me??

S5 Box

Login

Next Race Session

Germany
SessionLondon UKGermany Circuit
Practice 1Friday 20 July
10.00 am
Friday 20 July
11.00 am
Practice 2Friday 20 July
2.00 pm
Friday 20 July
3.00 pm
Practice 3Saturday 21 July
11.00 am
Saturday 21 July
12.00 pm
QualifyingSaturday 21 July
2.00 pm
Saturday 21 July
3.00 pm
RaceSunday 22 July
2.10 pm
Sunday 22 July
3.10 pm

2018 Calendar

RaceGrand PrixRace Day
1AustraliaSunday 25 March
2BahrainSunday 8 April
3ChinaSunday 15 April
4AzerbaijanSunday 29 April
5SpainSunday 13 May
6MonacoSunday 27 May
7CanadaSunday 10 June
8FranceSunday 24 June
9AustriaSunday 1 July
10Great BritainSunday 8 July
11GermanySunday 22 July
12HungarySunday 29 July
13BelgiumSunday 26 August
14ItalySunday 2 September
15SingaporeSunday 16 September
16RussiaSunday 30 September
17JapanSunday 7 October
18United StatesSunday 21 October
19MexicoSunday 28 October
20BrazilSunday 11 November
21Abu DhabiSunday 25 November

2018 Driver Leaderboard

Surprise!
PlaceDriverTeamPoints
1Vettel171
2Hamilton163
3Räikkönen116
4Ricciardo106
5Bottas104
6Verstappen93
7Hulkenberg42
8Alonso40
9Magnussen39
10Sainz28
11Ocon25
12Perez24
13Gasly18
14Leclerc13
15Grosjean12
16Vandoorne8
17Stroll4
18Ericsson3
19Hartley1
20Sirotkin0

2018 Constructor Leaderboard

PlaceTeamPoints
1287
2267
3199
470
551
649
748
819
916
104