Saturday, June 15, 2013



# Oh, Ca-na-da / dum dum dum dum dum Hockey...  Yes, it's the flag with added foliage, the ol' Maple Leaf.  Another red and white one, but with more about it than Monaco; we suppose it depends what you prefer, form or function, but we say this pips its predecessor.

* Not the most compelling race ever, which is a bit of a shame as the circuit's a cracker and Bernie's constantly trying to axe it, so we need more like the washout of a couple of years ago and less like...  Well, this.  Anyway: Vettel wins.  Yay!

* In other news, Massa was your one-man entertainment machine this time out, gamely overtaking everybody, then overtaking everybody again and finishing about eighth for his troubles.  Sometimes we wonder what the motivation must be for these brave souls, toiling thanklessly round the world on their multi-million pound contracts - ah.  There we go.

* Hulkenberg's move to Sauber looked like a great shout at the end of last year, but he must be kicking himself now, with Force India putting out a tyre-light car then helping to block changes to the tyre compounds - well, you would, wouldn't you?  Not even we can get angry about that - whilst Sauber struggle.  Worth bearing in mind the team had two high potential drivers last year (Perez, Kobayashi) whereas they now have but one, with Gutierrez having shown us nothing thus far.

* Elsewhere, in yet another F1 controversy that nobody understands or cares about, Mercgate rumbles on.  When even we're saying we don't know what in the blue hell it's all about or is going to happen, it's safe to say that the rest of the world is likely to be equally stumped.  Let's just hope the verdict is fully explained is we can get on with some racing.

And THAT'S all the blood that's fit to drain, a week late!

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