29 July 2009

Form updated: Michael Schumacher to stand in for injured Felipe Massa!

Today came the announcement that Ferrari will be drafting in some old bloke called Michael Schumacher to stand in for Felipe Massa at the European Grand Prix.

Of the speculated possible stand ins discussed on F1Fanatic, I thought Valentino Rossi would have been the most fun, but bloody hell, thats pretty damn exciting news!

Meanwhile, doctors have reported that Massa stands a good chance of returning to the grid. This is great news.

The entry form is now updated. Bring on Valencia!

28 July 2009

Hungary 2009: Round 10 Results


Congratulations to Flutterfly, who takes his first career victory in Hungary after being the only player to correctly predict Hamilton for the win. Not bad for the guy who was last in the championship. The result is Force India's first win in a little over a year and also means that both newcomers to the game this season have reached the top spot. Grats bud.

An unusual result in F1 made for low scores all round and little movement in the standings. The highest climber was IceMan, who jumps from 9th to 5th after making it a British 1-2 in Hungary. Flutterfly moves from the wooden spoon slot to 18th, relegating the BMW Saubers to the bottom two positions. The big news however is Karan retaking the championship lead yet again from Wooze. The two runaway leaders are now tied on 84 points each, with Karan ahead by virtue of his higher win scores. Its going to be an epic battle over the last seven races.

The teams championship sees a similar situation with Brawn and Ferrari also level pegging with 150 points apiece. Brawn hold the top spot with three wins to two. Impressive recent results for both IceMan and Hollywood see Toyota closing in.

Flutterfly's dominant win has had a big impact on the nation's standings, with Great Britain going top once again. Of the ten races so far this year, Britain and Canada have won eight.

Roll on Europe!

PS. Fingers crossed for Felipe Massa. Here's hoping he makes a full recovery soon and his eyesight is not affected (early signs are good). In the meantime, Mr Schumacher as a stand-in, anybody?

18 July 2009

Form updated: Jaime Alguersuari replaces Sebastien Bourdais

I've updated the form to include Jaime Alguersuari, who replaces Sebastien Bourdais at Toro Rosso at next weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix and becomes F1's youngest ever driver.

Bit of a rough deal for Bourdais I think, but he really hasn't pulled out the results expected of a four time Champcar champion. A possible candidate for one of the new teams next year?

14 July 2009

Germany 2009: Round 9 Results


Congratulations to super rookie Hollywood on taking his second victory in nine races at the German Grand Prix. This second win - also Toyota's second of the year - sees Hollywood draw level with Kai-Star and ForeverR5 in terms of bidding power for 2010 seats. Not bad for a newbie!

The other big news however is Wooze retaking the championship lead from arch rival Karan after the second highest score in Germany. I like to make a habit of slaying my team mates, but I've got to take my hat off to you mate, you're unstoppable this season! Karan lies a solitary point behind with Hollywood breaking free of the chasing pack in third.

LoudHoward goes from 9th, to 5th and back down to 10th in just three rounds, following his win last time out with another DNE.

In the team's championship, Brawn retake the lead from Ferrari, with Germany winners Toyota overtaking Toro Rosso for third.

Canada take their fourth win of the season and extend their lead over GBR to two points. As yet, no nation with a single player has won in 2009.

So, we're now heading into the second half of the season. Thanks again to everybody for their continued commitment, the entry levels so far this year are at an all time high. Cheers!

Roll on Hungary!