Double Cross

spaisnotawaterbath:

Italian Grand Prix

thewonderfulworldoff1:

ovviamente:

Not great:-(

Sounds horrible.

Related ramble after the cut:
[[MORE]]This is gonna sound shocking from someone who’s a fan of Fernando Alonso, but I actually don’t hate Lewis Hamilton. Actually, he’s in the top 10 of my favorite drivers in F1 right now. Sometimes I hate how some Hamilton fans have ugly vendettas against guys like Alonso, Massa, Maldonado etc. and think that Lewis is a perfect god of racing, which he isn’t - his style of racing leads to mistakes and sometimes penalties that get him in trouble. But he’s still a top driver in the sport, and I don’t hate the man himself. Because even when you consider all his slip-ups, he’s still a really great guy and really should be considered more of a sporting hero - first driver of black heritage in F1, winner at Indianapolis, 2008 champion, on his way to being the winningest British driver ever.
So knowing that some people who should never be associated with the sport let alone be able to buy tickets to a race, showed up and were rude and nasty to Lewis Hamilton and made racial obscenities towards him, all because Ferrari didn’t win the race in Italy, this is total bullshit and should NEVER be tolerated in any sport, much less F1. And it’s not even the first thing like this has happened - in 2008, idiot “fans” came to pre-season testing in Barcelona painted in blackface because of the shit that went down at McLaren the year before when Alonso and Hamilton were teammates. That thankfully stopped when Bernie Ecclestone threatened to yank the Spanish GP from the calendar that year.
These “fans” of F1 that did this should never, ever be allowed back on a track again to “support” their team or driver with this sort of shit.

thewonderfulworldoff1:

ovviamente:

Not great:-(

Sounds horrible.

Related ramble after the cut:

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Perez 2nd, Alonso 3rd, Raikkonen 5th. I like that a lot!

Massa finishing 4th is really nice to see too! And I don’t hate Hamilton with the fury of 1000 suns so that’s cool too that he led almost wire-to-wire.

Really good result to today’s race.

counterintuitive1:

Michael Schumacher: Consumate Racer or 4-Wheeled Thug?

 

"There will be a lot of debate as to whether Schumacher crossed over some imaginary line of what is acceptable and what constitutes poor sportsmanship.

"Certainly team principal, Ross Brawn, was concerned that Schumacher was flirting with what was acceptable within the rules, twice reminding his driver to “leave room” for Hamilton at the Ascari chicane." — Craig Christopher

Yeah, but it made for some exciting racing.  Though he did take it to the limit with Barichello last year in Hungary.

WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA

Ya mean to tell me that Michael Schumacher, the most ruthless driver of his generation, might have stepped over the line during a race in order to defend his position?

Noooo. Impossible!