Sunday, March 24, 2013

Yesterday's Race - Malaysia 2013

Well, I missed the race (more on that later). But looks like there is a furore about Vettel passing Webber despite team orders.

Firstly, I didn't know that RBR gave team orders "against" Vettel. That's pretty amazing to know.
Secondly, you don't become a triple WDC by standing by and watching your teammate win. As Senna once said, if you see a gap and you don't go for it, you are not a racing driver. Looks like Vettel is from that school!
Thirdly, its tough on Webber, but I'm sure he'll bounce back. I don't think he will go down the path of childish "revenge" - the kind we saw between Alonso and Hamilton. Atleast, I hope he doesn't. Because that childishness caused McLaren a WDC and WCC in 2007.

Winners/Losers - your guess. I haven't seen the race, so, no idea!

If anything, I learnt about "multi-21". I guess it means you hold all the Aces, but then the dealer shafts you by getting two Jacks. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Yesterday's Race - Aus 2013

Well, its 2013 and its time for another season of "Yesterday's Race".

The winners -

1. Kimi - Won by a mile and made me smile!
2. Alonso - I thought he was faster than Massa in the beginning stint and showed exactly that after the 2nd round of pitstops.
3. Vettel - Well... He can't win them all, can he?
4. Sutil - My word. Where did that come from? I'm not a natural Force India fan, but it was great to see him in front of the other cars. The FI strategy towards the end was a bit strange. They could have gotten him in and out in Mediums once the Super-Softs went off the cliff. That would have been really interesting!

Losers -

1. McLaren - Did they even race? Without Lewis's raw pace, I suspect they are going to be be stuck where they are unless the car has an advantage. I don't think Jenson and Perez are the kind of drivers who can take this car and make it do something it doesn't want to do.
2. Both the Nicos. One didn't start the GP and one shouldn't have bothered. Both DNF'ed

There is only a week before we are at hot hot Malaysia. I expect the RBRs to have better race pace in hotter weather. If anything, I'm looking forward for some Icecream.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Nanda Road - Morning Run

Yup - I got off my butt and did a run. 1 Lap of Nanda road at 7.00 in the morning. Its a 4k Loop; not the longest I have run, but definitely one of the most healthy. The fresh air at 7.00AM is just superb.

Having said all that, there were things that were disappointing - Garbage on the roads esp. where crosses meet the service road. This is where Bangalore needs to really improve. After all, we don't want to become one more Surat, right?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

My first 5K

That's right! I did a 5K run. The event was for Women's day and so, both Kavya and I jumped at the chance. Since, the route was through cubbon park, it was pretty awesome. Speed wasn't the greatest in the world, but then who cares? The important thing is that we finished. 5K.

Next goal - sub 30min 5K. So, its time to do some serious training!