een talks formula one

Holy hell why didn’t anyone tell me these existed?

I am gonna blow so much money on these shirts.

Its finally sinking in that it is Mark’s last ever GP this weekend.

I remember him being linked with a McLaren and Benetton drive in the 90’s, I remember him flipping in a Merc at Le Mans. I remember his first ever race and the amazing way he fought off Mika Salo to get a fifth place… for Minardi… at Albert Park.

I remember the constant bad luck at Jaguar. Getting great qualification spots only to be destroyed in the race. I remember when he signed for Williams and all the hopes he might finally have a race winning car… only for Williams to go shit. But then he finally got a podium at Monaco… but it was spoilt by the way Williams had given Heidfeld the favourable strategy despite running behind Webber before the stops.
Then he joined Red Bull and I watched team handsome (Webbo and DC, best duo) run amock in the midfield for so long. And when Vettel ran up the back of him when Webber was finally in a position to challenge for the win at Fuji, I was so mad.

And then he finally had a decent car in 2009. And he finally got a race win. And all is right with the world.

The next King of Spain. 2001 Spanish Grand Prix.

The next King of Spain. 2001 Spanish Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso, French Grand Prix at Magny Cours, 2001.

Fernando Alonso, French Grand Prix at Magny Cours, 2001.

Alonso for Minardi, 2001.

Alonso for Minardi, 2001.

Nannini getting sideways out of the final chicane at Imola, 1986.

Nannini getting sideways out of the final chicane at Imola, 1986.

Mazzacane for Minardi, Monza 2000.

Mazzacane for Minardi, Monza 2000.

Christian Fittipaldi, Silverstone.

Christian Fittipaldi, Silverstone.

Pierluigi Martini.

Pierluigi Martini.

f1pictures:

1997

Jerez, season round up.
Back row: Johnny Herbert, Nortbeto Fontano, Olivier Panis, Shinji Nakano, Giancarlo Fisichella (current Ferrari test driver),  Ralf Schumacher.
Middle row: Jos Verstappen, Mika Salo, Pedroa Diniz, Damon Hill, Jan Mangussen, Rubens Barrichello, Ukyo Katayama, Tarso Marques.
Front row: G-man, Jean, Heinz Harold Frentzen, Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher, Eddie Irvine, Mika Hakkinen, David Couthard.
The only man here still racing in Formula One is Michael. There are eleven world championships present in this photo.

f1pictures:

1997

Jerez, season round up.

Back row: Johnny Herbert, Nortbeto Fontano, Olivier Panis, Shinji Nakano, Giancarlo Fisichella (current Ferrari test driver),  Ralf Schumacher.

Middle row: Jos Verstappen, Mika Salo, Pedroa Diniz, Damon Hill, Jan Mangussen, Rubens Barrichello, Ukyo Katayama, Tarso Marques.

Front row: G-man, Jean, Heinz Harold Frentzen, Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher, Eddie Irvine, Mika Hakkinen, David Couthard.

The only man here still racing in Formula One is Michael. There are eleven world championships present in this photo.