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Hello again wordpressers.

Once again I am here to report on formula one racing! Consider yourself lucky as today i have comedown with a head cold, and was not going to post until tomorrow!

Race two like race one begins us off with amoment of silence for the Malaysia 370, and the announcement of Sergio Perez for force India not competing in todays race due to fuel issues that this novice F1 watcher and reporter is not quite clear on. As the race got under way Lewis Hamilton held pole position and pulled away clear from what could have potentailly been another repeat of Kobiyashi and Masa in race one. Beautifully exicuted first turns by Both Redbull cars, and Rosberg. Rosberg held onto second position with Riccardo taking thrid and Vettel in a close forth. By turn three, Vettel and riccardo managed to switch places, bringing Alonso to fight with riccardo for fourth for most of the race until Hulkenberg came up from behinde to pull Alonso to sixth.

The real story for this race is once again Daniel Riccardo, while out front for most of the race he pushed the car as much as he possibly could until a faitful pit stop that allowed him to release with a left front tire not put on properly, and one lap later the front wing failed entirely puncturing the right front tire. As well as prior to the situtation, the fuel sensor had failed completely according to reports live from Sky Sports 1.

Not long after Riccardo DNF retiring from the race in sixteenth place with a ten second stop and go pnility for unsafe release.

Race two Ended with mercedes ending a 1-2 finish the first for the team since 1955 with Rosberg coming up second 17+ seconds b
ehind Hamilton. Vettel managed to hold onto third place bringing Red Bull to the podium for the second time this season (Despite the fact that Riccardo’s disqualification hearing has not yet taken place…More to come on that was I know more.)

 

A couple incidences of contact in this race i have not been able to document due to my inexperience with F1 and the speed of the races (no pun intended). The next controversy of the race 2 of the season is Masa and Butas from williams while getting points for the team in 8th and 9th position at the end, Masa was given team orders to allow butas to pass, following the issues apparent from masa’s time with ferrari being told to move over for schumacher for most of his carreer. Masa had not listened to team orders, however williams is defending the results, but something tells me that there will be more going on behind the scenes.

All in all a fun race to watch, and with all the close calls and six cars DNF’s again, I wonder why I am being drawn into the sport like a moth to a bug zapper.

 

Always trying to write (Even while down with a head cold!)

 

Trisha Ellen

It isn't the destination, it's how you get there...

It isn’t the destination, it’s how you get there…

 

Hello again,

So I haven’t gotten around to typing up those posts that I mentioned in my psa. Why you may ask,  well, it isnt a flareup!
Its because my boyfriend has been melting down over the new season of f1.

Yes I do mean formula 1.

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Well tonight, or rather this morning (as it is nearing 7 am here in Alberta) I stayed up to support the melt down as the Australian grand prix.  As I am writing this post I am still not 100 percet as to what I just watched. 57 laps of cars going about a track that looks much like the toy car mat that I had growning up.  In fact I dont understand much about forumla one, really anything for that matter.

What I do know is that Nico Rosberg own the race earning 25 points for Mercedes. 
Daniel riccardo in second earning his first podium position in f1, and 18 points for redbull.

At the end of the day, I know that the beginning of the race started with a bugger up between, Kobiyashi and Massa on the first turn taking both out of the race. Following on second lap with Lewis Hamiliton pulling out of the race because of misfiring piston, and Sebastain Vettel lost power resulting in a fourth did not finish. And during the race, both lotus cars didnt finish and two other cars for various reasons.

Despite the fact that many key players were out of the race, it was exciting, much like watching a boy racing two slinkies down a set of stairs for the first time. While first place was 20 something seconds a head the real winners where 2nd and 3rd place with a battle lasting practically until the last set of drs zones.

It was fun to watch, even if I didnt understand it all, and had to keep asking my boyfriend names and stats. Who knows maybe ill end up reporting more f1 coverage in a better manner…

Now excuse me while I watch Hemsworth make f1 sexy.