Formula One

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    I gotta get Kimi's Book of Haiku! The tease that Sky sports did out of it had me laughing out loud.

    I feel this weekend already being emotional for so many reasons. Alonso leaving, last F1 race for Eriksson, Daniel's last with Redbull and Kimi moving to Sauber. So far whats been going on has been very touching.

  • And that was it. A bummer that Kimi's Ferrari career ended about 90 minutes earlier than it should have, but that's motorsport. At least he had a very strong final season in the red team, finished third in the overall points, had many podiums and especially that one perfect win in Austin. He says he's seeing Sauber as an interesting challenge next, so let's see what the future holds. Hopefully steady finishes on points.

    Verstappen had a very strong final third of the season, even managed to beat Valtteri in the end. And Leclerc made really great work on Sauber, and now I'm pretty thrilled to see what he can achieve on Ferrari. I'm curious to hear Monaco's national anthem... ;)

    Alonso had a golden radio talk at that one point.
    "You're close to that one point, keep pushing."
    "I already have 1800 points."
    "Well, for my sake, try to make that into 1801."
    Oh man. :) What a character. And he was there for almost 20 years. Impressive driver.

  • Kimi needed a little something to make it through the award ceremony. Also, Seb's moustache.

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    @sentinel-beach Video unavailable :(

  • @lotias That's unfortunate. But there are more than one of these, although this one's a bit shorter.

    Youtube Video

  • Okay, this is something Completely Different. :]

    F1 Rewind: 2018 Animated!
    Youtube Video

  • It seems Ferrari has fired Arrivabene. Damn. He's accused of multiple mistakes during the season, both during races and qualifications. Apparently he should have also pushed Vettel more with team orders in Kimi's expense, like Mercedes did with Hamilton and Bottas. Mattia Binotto is rumoured to be the new team principal, he's been the technical leader in Ferrari so far.

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    @sentinel-beach Oh wow. That is a bit sad. I wonder if the accusations are true or if they have just tried to find an escape goat as they didnt become champions?

    Also when I came back from my trip over christmas, my beautiful book of haikus were waiting for me, this is such a treasure!

  • @lotias I think this is a combination of lots of things. Ferrari lost both the championships (again) and so fingers were trying to find their target to blame. And since Marchionne died six months ago that has created some chaos and tensions inside Ferrari, "us vs. them" teams, sort of. Arrivabene and Binotto for example haven't seen eye to eye in lots of things. Shame about Arrivabene now, I've liked him.

  • I came to visit my parents and received my final Christmas gift: Kimi's Book of Haiku had finally arrived this week! \o/ This is way shorter than I had thought, but hey, also a really unique thing to own, and those lines made me chuckle and smile a lot while reading them. :) And the money went to a good cause, so thumbs up.