Saturday, May 29, 2010

Numerology RS1250 = Scuderia & N/H + Lotus Y50


Stirling Moss

Scuderia Ferrari

Mario Andretti

Interestingly this weekend sees three “Storied” Open Wheel Racing Marques celebrate a bit of History, as The Scuderia, nee Scuderia Ferrari is celebrating it’s 800th Formula 1 start at the Turkish Grand Prix, with Newman Haas Racing making its 450th Indy Car start appropriately at The Brickyard, while it was exactly 50yrs ago today that Sir Stirling Moss scored Lotus’s inaugural Grand Prix victory at Monaco...

Although I’d haveda say if I were a Betting Man; the Odds were in the Prancing Horse’s favour for victory this weekend over Newman Haas’s, eh? As it would be nice to see Felipe Massa rekindle some of his Istanbul magic this weekend, having previously scored a double Hat Trick victory from Pole Position for Maranello circa 2006-08...

To put these two Racing Teams accomplishments into perspective: Here’s a quick look at some numbers...

Team/Starts/Wins/Poles
Ferrari: 800; 211; 203.
McLaren: 672; 166; 145.
Williams: 526; 113; 125.
Newman/Haas: 450; 107; 109.

Ferrari reveal special 800 livery in Turkey

Newman/Haas turns 450 at the 500

Yet I must admit I most likely startled the neighbors when I forcefully clapped my hands and shouted out in glee over Fredrico Suave’s, a.k.a. Fred Alonso’s mistakes and failing to advance to theQ3 Final “Quallie” session this morning! While I’ll also assume that Mr. Hideki Mutoh theoretically will finish ahead of the Lotus Newboyz of Truli Scrumptious “N KOVY tomorrow, right?

Good Luck Felipe, Hideki and Heikki Kovalainen!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for using my picture of Mario Andretti's car in your post. I took it in 1993 at Indy during practice. I would appreciate it if you would have given photo credit or asked me if you could use it.
    JKRacing50

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  2. Otay, send me a name and I'll put it down under the picture - as I simply couldn't see any names on it when I plucked it from ze internets...

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