Bahrain Grand Prix Media Review

Headline Champion Alonso off to flyer in Bahrain
Page 72-73 of 80, plug on back cover
They say “Jenson, don’t you like champagne?”
We say Nice synopsis of top ten drivers. Cartoons not their strong point.
Verdict

Headline Alonso never holds firm in desert duel with Schumacher
Page 72 of 84
They say “Just in case anyone was churlish enough to suggest that Fernando Alonso got a bye last season… the Spaniard staged a brilliant demonstration of cool nerve yesterday to beat [Schumacher] fair and square.”
We say Best write-up this week. Shame about the dull monochrome pictures.
Verdict

Headline Alonso puts an early squeeze on Schumacher
Page 14 of 20 (sports section)
They say “The German had been slightly handicapped by losing one lap’s top-up fuel credit in qualifying.”
We say There’s a perfect argument against the fuel credit system, then. Brilliant picture of Alonso passing Schumacher.
Verdict

Headline Shaky start for Button
Page 30 and 32 of 32 (sports section)
They say “The major stakeholders in F1 have spent an age wrangling over the future of the sport. This race convinced the only constituency that really matter, the fans, that the future is bright.”
We say Hear, hear.
Verdict

Headline KICKED IN THE CLUTCH: Dodgy motor blows Button bid for glory
Page 54-55 of 60
They say “Move of the day: Rookie Nico Rosberg, 20, feinted to the left before darting down the right of Christian Klien’s Red Bull.”
We say Nice review, predictably Button-centric, typically painful headline! Ignored Massa, though.
Verdict

Headline Eff 1 Driver: Grand Prix ace in TV swearing rant
Unbelievabull: Matador Alonso struts as he pips Schuey in desert stormer
Page 7 and 53 of 56
They say “TV chiefs apologised yesterday after Formula One ace Giancarlo Fisichella turned the air blue during the Bahrain Grand Prix”
We say Who gives a f***?
Verdict

Headline BUTTON STALLED
Page 78 of 88
They say “Just as important is how Button will respond psychologically. It is 101 and counting.”
We say That’s the Daily Mail school of supporting British sportspeople for you.
Verdict

Headline Button starting over
Page 62-63 of 72
They say “When [the] race came, poor Jenson Button still found himself like Joe Bloke in his souped-up old banger stuck at traffic lights.”
We say Why did they pick a photograph that makes it look like Schumacher won?
Verdict

Headline Alonso off to perfect start with Bahrain win
Page 58 of 64, plug on front cover
They say “The three extra laps and the subsequent need for less fuel gave Alonso a quicker pit stop”
We say A bit dull. Bagged a Liuzzi interview – shame he didn’t say anything interesting.
Verdict

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