Thursday, September 21, 2017

F1 Never Sleeps...

Although your humble No Fenders scribe does spend lotso time Sleepless in Seattle...

Since I've been Out 'N Aboot' lately, now having missed my second Formula 1 race's TV Broadcast in-a-row, i.e.; Monza and Singapore, naturally I'm running behind la typicali...

As I'll save my riveting conjecture upon Golden Child's, nee Lewis Hamilton's ultimate snatching of thou Sleeping Terminator', aka Michael Schumacher's career Pole positions record for another day.

Yet is I-T just Mwah who finds it Karmic that Hamilton scored P69 at Monza, Italy, la Scuderia's home track, whilst Herr Schumacher scored the majority of his Poles when driving for Scuderia Ferrari...

Meanwhile, perhaps I've missed more Memos over what seems Formula 1's current worst kept secret; Nope! NOT that Fernando Alonso will stay at McLaren... But the other portion of the Deale,  that Carlos Sainz, Jr. is getting his way after all, by not contesting a fourth season with the 'lil bulls', especially since it's been reported he's now signed a contract to drive for le Reggie', nee Renault in 2018.

As Sainz Jnr's movement appears to be part of the package Dealio to swap engine; Err PU supply deals between McLaren and Toro Rosso in order to keep its Numero Uno Driver happy.

With the beleagured McLaren casting off its Honda Power Units Ball 'N Chain to Toro Rosso, in order to run the third best Power Unit on the grid next year, when it'll take a little getting used to saying McLaren-Renault.

Although this won't be the first time Woking's used French engines, as recall that horrid year's outing with Peugeot V-10 lumps' strapped into the MP4/9 in 1994. Which I certainly hope the Renault partnership goes far better!

And since I'm Juan 'O Grizzled Journo' Joe Saward's revered Cut 'N Paste Brigade; Hya! I'll be curious to see if All of the F1 Driver moves he's previously mentioned when prattlin' on 'bout Sainz Junior' happen?

As Joe Knows; Uhm, mentions that Sergio Perez, who wanted to go to le Reggie will now remain at Force India, where he's currently getting on Swimmingly with his Bosom Buddy Esteban Ocon, his youthful team-mate and Mercedes prodigy.

As the two current Formula 1 Drivers who's future is most uncertain appears to be Renault's Joly', aka Jolyon Palmer, or Jo as Cyril Abiteboul calls him. And Sauber F1's Pascal Wehrlein, another of Mercedes Juniors.

As the only part of Joe's story I don't get is his mentioning how Team Willy's title sponsor Martini requires at least one of its drivers being over 25; Huh? Which therefore would apparently preclude Wehrlein slotting in alongside Lance Stroll, whose father is paying handsomely for his race seat.

If so, I've got a wild haired; Err Shaken idea... Why not hire The Krakow Kid', nee Robert Kubica, now 32 to take over Felipe Massa's ride? Although I do like Massa, but Brazil's involvement in Formula 1 reputedly is waning, Ci?

But why wouldn't Martini want two youthful hard chargers instead of one Thirty Somme-thun' is besides me. As I still think Williams would enjoy getting reduced PU bills from Merc' for the trouble of inserting Wehrlein as Stroll's team-mate. Although Palmer would tick the team's boxes for having a Bloody Brit in its employ.

then again, 31yr old Brit'; Err Scotsman Paul di Resta, who unexpectedly substituted for Felipe Massa at Hungary, is already on Sir Frank's Payroll...