Tuesday, May 20, 2003

F1 Update

It's been a while since I mentioned Formula 1. Somehow I seem to have been travelling for a number of races, so I still watch them plausibly live, but often several days after the race. This makes commentary seem stale. Also, Schumacher and Ferrari have their 2003 contender on the track and have gone back to their winning^Wdominating ways. That's kind of depressing. But if you ignore the record book, the races have actually remained quite interesting, particularly in the midfield. There the various strategies involved in the new qualifying rules are really starting to bear fruit, with Renault looking particularly strong this year -- if only they could get a more powerful engine.

The next race is the Monaco Grand Prix, the results of which are very dependent on grid position. So there it may be worth it for a lower ranked car to qualify very light and get to the front of the grid early on. In the meantime, it's time to break out my dusty VHS copy of Grand Prix and watch it again, while wishing that they would release it on DVD.