Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Down to the wire in Brazil

Well, what can I say, but this was the most exciting season I've seen for a long time. Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen were all in the running for it, separated by only a few points. When Kimi won, he was only one point ahead of Lewis and Fernando!!

Lewis is clearly the most talented driver to come along in a long time - several records in his first Formula 1 season and coming within a hairs' breadth of the championship.

Why didn't he get the drivers' championship? McLaren should have been more careful in Shanghai - Bridgestone advised McLaren to order him to make a pit stop, because they were worried about tyre wear - McLaren refused, thus leading to Lewis beaching in the gravel trap.

No matter, Lewis Hamilton has had a great first season in Formula 1 and I'm sure he'll have many more.

Although Ferrari have won the constructors' championship, BMW Sauber have made it to second place - gradually improving on their previous positions and shaking off the "driving school" nickname.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

DART delays

I like travelling by train, but one mystery still baffles me. How do people end up driving trucks or other vehicles into bridges? Recently, I visited my mother and due to a bridgestrike further up the line, DARTs were reversing direction at the station I was going to leave from. I mean, how difficult is it to figure out if a large vehicle fits under a bridge??