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    @tflb1 You don’t have to support Murray if you don’t want to. Support whoever you want. But remember that there is a subtle difference between not supporting a player and actively wanting that player to lose. It’s possible that’s your friends wouldn’t criticise you if you did the former, but because you are doing the latter they are criticising you.

    For example, my brother is the worst gloryhunter ever. He supports Manchester City (having switched from Chelsea in 2011) Barcelona F.C., the Spanish national football team, Rafael Nadal, Sebastian Vettel, etc. despite having lived in London all except 2 years of his life. Despite being an obvious gloryhunter, it doesn’t annoy me that he supports these teams/people. However, he actively tells me that he wants the teams I support to lose, and cheers for the other team when I watch them on TV. It’s that which annoys me more!

    Btw, what makes you think Murray isn’t a nice person? Granted, I don’t follow tennis that much, but I never seen much evidence to show that Murray is a bad person.



    I don’t care who I see, as long as they can make it into the midfield quickly. I know, that’s much, much easier said than done but that’s what I think. E.g. I would rather see Stefan GP with a car challenging for midfield than a company like Volkswagen with a car stuck at the back of the field.



    I would say in Interlagos 2008, if it hadn’t rained much and Glock could have driven the last lap with his slicks. It would have been interesting to see how that would have affected both Massa and Hamilton.



    The old memories of F1 last year that linger
    Are of Red Bull’s dominance and Vettel’s forefinger
    I really hope now that those times have ended
    Now what I want is for Kubica to be mended!



    Given the cards they have been dealt with in terms of the rights, I was pleasantly surprised by the show, although I do think it felt a bit unbalanced with the amount of build up compared to the actual racing. I think they did well with the highlights though; most of the qualifying cut out was probably time in which there was little to no action on the track. To people who want more highlights, I don’t think they will be able to show much more without breaking the agreement with Sky on how much they can show. Ben Edwards is good for me; Gary Anderson on the other hand makes me really miss Ted Kravitz but we still have to see how he does during the race.



    Q: Are you the kind of guy to have a Plan-B?

    No, but I somehow convince myself that I do.

    Q: Who is your dream date?

    Never really thought about this tbh…

    Q: Which film last made you cry?

    Toy Story 3. The ending was sad but perfect.

    Q:What are you afraid of?

    I have a fear of deep water.

    Q: What was the last book you read?

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; cos I was bored XD

    Q: What is your favourite way to relax?

    Bust out a few levels of any of the Mario games I own. Right now I’m doing Super Mario Bros 3. I’ve never played it before and it infuriates me so XD

    Q: Have you ever – or would you ever – dye your hair?

    No, I have black hair and I would just look weird with any other hair colour

    Q: Name five things that you hate?

    Mondays, rain, manual labour, hunger and boredom

    Q: Do you have any tattoos or piercings?

    No. Not my thing.

    Q: What did your teachers say about you in your school reports?

    Most of them had

    Q: Who were your childhood heroes?

    Ash Ketchum. I used to watch the Pokemon anime every weekend.

    Q: Do you have any guilty pleasures?

    Listening to Super Mario Galaxy soundtracks. It’s a pretty weird sounding thing to those not in the know, because people don’t consider music for games that good, especially Mario games. But the Galaxy series is special in that it has orchestral music, and some of it is just really breathtakingly good. Just search Sky Station Galaxy music, or Gusty Garden Music, or SMG Purple Coins theme, and you will see what I am on about.

    Q: Do you collect anything?


    Q: What was your worst buy?

    Buying Mario Power Tennis for the Wii. It was a really awful game.

    Q: How do you take your coffee?

    I don’t, only tea or plain old milk.

    Q: Your ideal non-race Sunday morning?

    Sleep in.

    Q: What was your first vehicle?

    I don’t have one.

    Q: Whats the most embarrassing mistake youve ever made?

    Farting pretty loudly in an Arts Class. Everyone knew it was me and looked at me >.<

    Q: What is the best thing you can cook?

    Pot Noodles Chicken and Mushroom flavour!

    Q: When was the last time you were really angry?

    When I heard F1 was going to Sky. I’ve calmed down since then. but I’m still not particularly happy.



    The land speed record is something I am really interested in, as Andy Green actually went to my secondary school and came back a few years ago to give a presentation on his successful land speed record attempt, which I found really fascinating.

    That said, it is not sport.



    The use two tyre compounds rule :3



    The whole idea of new regulations is to get as much power from a set amount of fuel as possible. Plus, F1 engines have always been heavily restricted anyway. The idea that the FIA have a preferred supplier and that they want all the teams to buy from that supplier is nonsense.



    I stumbled across this site when trying to find out about the refueling ban before the 2010 season. I thought such a move would be bad because I had never seen any non refueling races; all such races had happened before I had been born. So I searched the topi, and found an article that gave, not 5, not 10, but 14 reasons why it was good, which astounded me. Then, I checked out the rest of the site and saw it was good, and I’ve followed it ever since.



    Michael Schumacher for me. His second championship win out of seven.



    The “bird spotting” made me laugh, as well as when MB said he should enter the lottery after correctly guessing the red flag. And the racecar spells racecar backwards statement was funny because it was so random as well.



    The only debatable dubious SC periods was the start of the grand prix and the length of the SC start after the red flag. The rest of the SC periods were required.

    As for the stewards, you can argue that they investigate and penalise too much, but the got the majority of the decisions right in my view.

    And actually, these last two races are actually anomalies. If you remember, before Monaco, there had been no SC periods at all and Karthikeyan was the first person to finish 23rd in a race. Just the ineffectiveness of DRS and the small track width in Monaco, plus the rain in Canada, has created incident racing. So, the idea that there are loads more incidents in F1 is not true, it is in fact the opposite.



    Speaking as a 16 year old hormone bomb, it is only really when I got into F1 at the end of the 2008 season that I’d had even heard of who Senna was, let alone know how good he was (although I hadn’t heard of half the names in the 2008 season, so that isn’t too much of a shocker I hope).

    Now, of course, I know who he is, but I’ve had to go on what people have said about him, rather than see his racing live on the TV. While I know about Senna now, many people my age, even the F1 fans, see him as Jeremy Clarkson’s son saw him, as simply “that racing driver who died”.

    However, it is possible that it could work, but you have to know if the students are interested in F1 enough. In my view, this is essentially what it boils down to. Many of them will not be fans of F1. Granted, I haven’t seen Senna, but if the majority of the class are not interested in F1, they will not be interested in Senna’s life.



    Best Driver: Jenson Button

    Worst Driver: Heidfeld/di Resta for forgetting they have a front wing on their car e_e

    Best Team: Red Bull

    Worst Team: Virgin – for stupid pit stop under safety car – what were they thinking?

    Best Overtake: Schumacher’s overtake on two drivers

    Best Funny-moment and Most Surprising Result: Vettel crashing off. I just laughed aloud even though I felt sorry for him. To lead all those laps and then not win must be heartbreaking.

    Least Surprising Result: Vettel extending World Championship lead again

    Special Mention to: Kobayashi – good race today and was unlucky

    Race Rating: 10/10

    Best BBC commentator/presenter: MB and DC, just absolutely brilliant. And not a single “Heidfield”!

    Worst BBC commentator/presenter: Eddie Jordan – for the suggestion Lewis would take a year out >_>

    Best Commentary moment: Whenever MB and DC would say something and they would be confirmed a second later. Like when MB suggested that maybe a red flag should be brought out, and it was. Then when DC suggested a Safety Car would be brought out for Heidfeld’s crash, and then the notice “Safety Car deployed” pop up. MB suggested he should enter the lottery…

    BBC Coverage rating: 10/10

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