een talks formula one

This one.

Plus the crane-gate thing that happened. Man, Ferrari fans flipped the hell out about Lewis getting picked up by a crane. It was hilarious.

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.

Mika for Tyrrell, 1995.

Mika for Tyrrell, 1995.

Eddie Irvine for Jordan, 1995 European Grand Prix.

Eddie Irvine for Jordan, 1995 European Grand Prix.

Jim Clark, Nurburgring, 1964.

Jim Clark, Nurburgring, 1964.

Massa doesn’t take to Fernando’s superb wet weather driving too well, Nurburgring 2007.

Massa doesn’t take to Fernando’s superb wet weather driving too well, Nurburgring 2007.

Keke Rosberg for Williams, 1985 German Grand Prix.

Keke Rosberg for Williams, 1985 German Grand Prix.

Ascari getting dangerously close to the weeds, Germany 1953.

Ascari getting dangerously close to the weeds, Germany 1953.

Another pole position and a fastest lap weren’t enough for Ascari to secure victory with fellow Italian and team mate Nino Farina taking victory at the Green Hill in 1953.

Another pole position and a fastest lap weren’t enough for Ascari to secure victory with fellow Italian and team mate Nino Farina taking victory at the Green Hill in 1953.

Mika at the Ring, 2001.

Mika at the Ring, 2001.