Unbelievable F1 season so far

What a season F1 is having this year … who would have thought that at this point of the season Ferrari would have 0 points and Brawn, Red Bull and Toyota would be hogging the points!

My Fantasy F1 is taking a beating after finishing in the 97th percentile last year. Currently I am in 75th percentile. I know it is difficult to make that big a gap because the point differential between 1 and 8 is not too much, so I know the glory days are over.

I am now bummed that I took off Speed Channel from my cable package because this season would be fantastic to watch with pretty much ANYONE able to win on any given day.

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Nadal still king of clay and San Antonio will be kings soon

It was a relatively busy sporting day for me today, starting with an early morning DVR-ed version of the French Open finals, mid-morning DVR-ed Canadian GP (on Fox, thanks a lot!) and then the Game 2 of the NBA finals in the evening.

I watched the first one almost completely. I could not resist the “30-second skip” on the DVR for some of the boring points in the match, though there were not too many. Nadal is too strong and Federer has only himself to blame for not winning this one. He (Fed) had so many break chances, and if he had converted even a fraction of the chances he had, the story would have been completely different.

But he did not, and Nadal continues his mastery of the French Open. Can’t believe he has not lost a single match at the French Open!!

And then it was on to the F-1 race. Frankly, I am not surprised why I have not missed F-1 so far this year. There is no real “hero”. Excluding the new kid Hamilton, there is really no positive storyline this season. Maybe it is the transition season from Schumy to the next generation, and I certainly hope that is the case, but frankly, Alonso and Massa are just too boring. Kimi has some color and a wild background to make things interesting but after the first race, he has steadily disintegrated and has shown that the last couple of years may not have been McLaren’s fault but actually his.

Of course this Canadian GP was quite eventful and Kubica’s crash was simply unbelievable. With that big a crash, for him to survive and be quite ok in the hospital, shows how far the technology and protection mechanism has come to in the past many years.

In the end it was the new hero in F-1 who won a convincing race – Lewis Hamilton. Congratulations to him, and all the best for the rest of the season!

And finally, the NBA finals. The Spurs are looking just too good and too methodical to create too many problems for themselves this year. Horry is going to get another ring in his collection and the Spurs are going to be the true dynasty in the NBA today.

Has Montoya given up already?

BBC carried a piece in which JP said Ferrari may win all the remaining GP’s.

Has he thrown in the towel and accepted that 2004 is a no-win year? How could his team let him do that? Motivational issues?

JP, you need to be skillful mentally as well as behind the wheel. Sharpen the former and then think about taking out the leader of a race!

Ralf goes to Toyota!

BBC Sport had this item saying that Ralf is going to Toyota next season and that they have not decided who his team mate is going to be.

But the important point is BMW has no drivers, with JP going to McLaren next year. Wonder who is on their radar. Vill? DC? Hope it is the two of them, so that I can dismiss that team completely. While you are at it, make Damon Hill the manager of that team 🙂

Meanwhile, it was a surprise for me to learn that Toyota has the second largest budget after Ferrari.

Wow…