MCLAREN $100M LIGHTER

McLaren PhotocopierSo the FIA have decided. McLaren are guilty and it’s going to cost them $100M and all their points docked from the 2007 constructors championship. In some senses it could have been worse. Earlier this afternoon Autosport.com were reporting that McLaren were going to be kick out of the 2008 championship too.… Read the rest

WINDOWS LIVE SEARCH

I have been playing around with Windows Live Maps today and doing a comparison with Google Maps. On a pure mapping front there doesn’t seem to be much between them but the aerial views are much, much better on WLS. The quality of the view for our house for instance is just stunning.… Read the rest

SAVE RYEISH GREEN SCHOOL

The local council want to shut my sons secondary school, Ryeish Green based on a falling roll. Research carried out by the council shows that the roll will continue to fall making the school not viable. However, independent research carried out shows that the councils figures are wrong and the that the roll will actually rise making the school a necessity.… Read the rest

MCLAREN HITS THE SELF-DESTRUCT BUTTON

It has been interesting to watch the qualifying shenanigans over the weekend and then see the following announcements from the McLaren team regarding what happened and then try and match that to what was on TV. To me something doesn’t quite add up.… Read the rest

BIRTHDAY LIST

BeanbagIt’s my birthday soon and I’ll obviously be showered with gifts and presents from family, friends and general well wishers. The big question though is just what should they buy the man who pretty much has everything he wants at a price people are willing to pay?… Read the rest

KEEPING UP WITH WILLIAMSF1

Live TimingThe organising body of Formula One have offered this service for a while but I have only just got round to bloging about it. During all F1 sessions including the race live timing is available in exactly the same format as is available to the teams.… Read the rest

IS IT YOU?

For some time now I have worried about the way terrorism has become the latest way to keep the public in check by creating a state of fear and uncertainty. However, a mate of mine has written a blog that puts it all back into perspective and injects a bit of much needed humour.… Read the rest

TAKING THE PISS…

Let me introduce you to Alex Caffi. Alex is an ex-F1 driver and now a Grands Prix Master. In his F1 career he started 56 races driving for the Osella, Scuderia Italia and Footwork teams. His highest placed position was 4th and he scored a total of six points.… Read the rest

TRAINS

I had to catch the train yesterday morning for a meeting in London. This cost me £30.90 for the privilege of standing between Reading and Paddington. Thankfully it’s not often that I have to catch the train nowadays but there was a time some seven years ago when I did the journey daily.… Read the rest

PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

John Prescott has had an affair, who cares? What’s of more interest is how he managed to persuade her into his arms in the first place.

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