Friday, January 29, 2021

ROLEX 24: And Thee Number of the Beast is Seven for 2021!

Since Thars’ only seven top flight Dpi runners in the Shrinking Violets premiere Sports Car class, where those Caddy’s still outnumber Thar Competizione…

This year see’s IMSA making many changes towards it’s Sports Car landscape. Including holding it’s traditional, mandatory Roar Before Rolex 24 3-Day test session much later in the month on January 22-24. As the test serves as thou Pre-cursor to the Weathertech SportsCar Championship's Season Opening 24 Hours of Daytona event, this year on January 30-31.

And in lieu of the ever dwindling GT Le Mans (GT LM) Tintops class, IMSA has added a new Prototypes ranck called Le Mans Prototypes 3 (LMP3) to bolster Overall Car Count. Meaning there will now be three Prototypes classes, plus the two traditional Tintops categories og GT LM and Thar “Kissing Cousin’s” GT Daytona (GTD) entrants.

IMSA has also revised it’s points scoring system, which I won’t even bother trying to explain, other than the previous race results have been multiplied by a factor of 10 along with Qualifying points changing also. As you’ll need to keep your calculator andy!

According to Racer’s Marshall Pruett, Wayback on Jan 13th, the All Knowing sports Car Reporter claimed that Thars’ 50 entrants listed for the Roar Before and following race split fairly evenly between Prototypes and Saloons. As there’s 7 Dpi, 10 LMP2 and 7 LMP3 runners, a total of 24 Prototypes vs. 6 GT LM and 20 GTD competitors, or 26 Tinpops – giving us an almost 50-50 Split between the now five classes.

And although I prefer listening to the race via IMSA Radio with it’s lead announcer John Hindhaug & Co. As I’m Arse-sumin’ my confuzers’ back Up ‘N runnings, since I’m guessing I’ll be switching Screen Readers prgrammes before the race, Sigh! But I digress…

Presumabley Y'all can catch the first hour's television coverage on "Big NBC" a la last year’s TV Broadcast, along with multiple hours on NBC Sports. But Most Definitely Check Your local listings!

(DPi) Daytona Prototype International Class


Acura ARX-05

Engine: 3.5-litre V-6 Turbo


#10) Wayne Taylor Racing

#60) Meyer Shank Racing

Arse-sumedly IndyCar Fans already know that El Capitano', nee Roger Penske Pulled Ye Pin upon his Werds’ Acura Team Penske Sports Car effort at the end of last year, as Honda and Roger decided to go in different directions. As I’ll guess that Penske is waiting to align itself with a new manufacturer for the upcoming LMDH category in 2023, which is just my edgaeMuhcated’ guess…

Thus Honda split up it’s two Acuras into single team efforts for 2021 between IndyCar’s Meyer shank Racing, who previously campaigned Thar IMSA Weathertech SportsCar GT Daytona Championship winning Acura NSX GT3 Evo’s the past two year. Along with the somewhat surprising move by Wayne Taylor, who’s been a longtime Bowtie’, nee GM, aka Cadillac runner…

Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) will field reigning Driver’s Prototypes Co-Champion Ricky Taylor with Filipe Albuquerque as its regular season drivers. While triple Indy 500 winner HULIO', nee Helio Castroneves who won his first ever Championship title last year with Taylor will Moonlight at Daytona. And Arse-sumedly 2016 Indy 500 Cwinner Alexander Rossi who’s part of this year’s rolex 24 Quartet will be the team’s Endurance rounds Pilote.

Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) will run Multi Prototypeds champion Dane Cameron with Olivier Pla as it’s regular season HotSchues’. Whilst the Duo will be joined by Juan Pablo Montoya who won the 2019 Prototypes title alongside Cameron, will contest the Endurance rounds. With NBC Sports Colour commentator, Err Driver Analyst A.J. Allmendinger rounding out the driver’s Quartet for Daytona.


Cadillac DPi VR

Engine: 5.5-litre normally aspirated V-8


#01) Chip Ganassi Racing

#5) JDC Miller Motorsports

Nos. 31 & 48) Action Express Racing

IndyCar diehards should also already know that Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) has ended it’s one year hiatus from Sports Car racing and will refoin the IMSA Prototype ranks with a single car Cadd-Oh-lac’ effort. Although I’ve got Zero Clue if they’re running last year’s Wayne Taylor Racing’s (WTR( Caddy prototype?

As Cheeps’ season regulars will consist of lead driver Renger van der Zande joined by former Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Bacon’ Magnussen as a Rookie in Sports Cars.

Whilst Scotty Thee Iceman 2.0' Dixon wil Continue his Enduro' Specialist role he's previously held at WTR last year for longtime Boss thou cheeptster’, aka Chip Ganassi.

JDC Miller Motorsports, who ran a two car Cadd-Oh-lacc’ programme last year has slimmed down to just one Cadillac Dpi VR Prototyped entry this season, and I’ve got no idea who the Full season Chauffeurs of the No. 5 Mustang “Sally,” Err Sampling Caddy’ will be?

Yet making his return for another rolex 24 outing is IndyCar Driver le Hamburgular', nee SeaBass or simply Sebastain Bourdais. Who after being unceremoniously Dumped by Dale Coyne and His alphabet Soup Brigade for 2020 joined JDC Miller Motorsports Fulltime last year.

Bourdais as we All know, has now joined A.J. foyt Enterprises as it’s storied No. 14 Full season Pilote for 2021, but returns to the Sports Car team he’s well aclimated with as it’s Headliner Driver.

Former IndyCar compatriot Tristan Turbo' Vautier who got what’s become normal for Sam Schmidt, known simply as the Bump ‘N Run! Where Schmidt takes a promising Indy Lights Champion’s prize money and guaranteed Indy 500 outing before jettisoning said driver the following season, can Y’all say Oliver Askew? Returns to the Sports Car team he’s called home the past few years. While ormer 24 Heurs du Mans winner Loic Duvall will fill out the Daytona Drivers line-up, giving the “Mach 5 Mustang Sally” cockpit an All French Driver trio.

Action Express Racing (AXR) will once again be fielding just the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac for the entire Weathertech SportsCar Championship campaign with Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr behind Ye Keyboard.

While reigning NASCAR Cup Champion Chase Elliot will make his Sports Car Debut at this year’s rolex 24 along with former IndyCar winner Mike "Ice-Ice, Baby!" Conway

Yet most eyes will probably be focused upon the second AXR entry sporting the familiar #48 with Seven-times NASCAR Champion Jimmy Johnson spearheading it’s Mega All Star Drivers line-up.

JJ’ (Jimmy Johnson) will be joined by 2019 Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud. With K-Squared', aka Kamui Kobayashi now outta wrists after winning his second Rolex time-piece last year with consecutive Rolex 24 victories aboard the #10 WTR Caddy' moving to AXR. While Mike Rocky’ rockenfeller, a past Rolex 24 and 24 Heurs du Mans race winner fills out the Driver Quartet.


Mazda RT24P

Engine: 2.0-litre Inline-4 turbo

Team: Mazda Motorsports

Unfortunately, due to the massive Financial Downturn during the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic, Mazda has decided to cut back to only one Factory effort entry this seasin. Parking it’s traditional second #77 Dpi entry.

Oliver Jarvis who’s always Bloody Fast! Will lead the way aboard the "Double Nickel" #55 Mazda RT24P with Co-Driver Harry Tincknell as it’s regular season Chauffeurs. While Jonathan Bomarito will see his role reduced this year to only running the endurance races.

Meanwhile, or as The Late Show’s Steven Cobert enjoys saying during his monologues, Quarantine-while’, Hya! Longtime No Fenders favourite Tristan Nunez will take up an Mazda Ambassodor role this year, while also being granted permission to find other drives outside the Dpi category. As Nunez will Co-drive the #11 Wyn autosports LMP2 entry.


ROLEX 24: 2021 Supporting Classes Highlights


Since Obviously without the other 43 Supporting Classes entrants, It would be a Gory boring race!

(LMP2) Le Mans Prototype 2 Class

Although I totally understand why IMSA has been loathe to enable these European "Second Tier" Prototypes having a legitimate shot at winning Overall vs. their Manufacturer backed top flight DPi Brethren, clearly it Ain’t Working!

Alas, the blending of Prototype categories ability to fight for Overall victory a la 'Ol Roger Penske's Porsche RS Spyder Days of Knocking Off the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Big boyz' when ALMS was in a similar Dilemma, but I Digress...

As any Diehard sports Car afficinado knows, the LMP2 category is mandated to run the (WEC) European Spec Gibson GK428 Naturally Aspirated V-8 lump' with teams choosing between either the Uber’ dominant Oreca chassis or it’s Seester’s Ligier mount. Although Thar is a lone Dallara chassis in the mix.

So if my New & Improved, NOT! Schreen Reader “Zoey the Princess Warrior’s” reading me this right? The #20 High Class Racing entry features somebody I used to call “the Krakow Kid,” akak Robert Kubica, who last ran a one year campaign for Team willy’, aka Williams F1 in 2019, amongst his other racing exploits. And currently is a Alfa Romeo Racing Formula 1 Test/Reserve Driver along with racing in the Deutsch Touren Wagen Masters (DTM) series.

But once again, I'm most interested in how the DragonSpeed effort performs, most notably the lead #81 entry from it’s two car brace of Oreca’s, with former IndyCar Driver Ben Hanley and soon to be Sophomre IndyCar Driver at Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) Rinus VeeKay making up half of it’s driver roster. As I’m guessing it’s the Dutchmam’s Debut rolex 24 outing?

(LMP3) Le Mans Prototype 3 Class

According to the scant information gleamed, All LMP3 entries must compete with the Spec Nissan VK56VE 5.6-litre V-8 Normally Aspirated engine, which I find very Cornfuzing’ since this would be of larger cubic displacement than it’s Big Brother LMP2 entrants, Righto?

Although I did find somewhere on the Intrawods’, nee Internet that they’ll be effectively “Detuned” by the Dreaded BoP Balance of Performance measures to Slot-in slightly behind Thar LMP2 Brethren…

47 Motorsports, which is one of the two non-Ligier JS P320 chassis in the seven car LMP3 field, running a Norma Mk 30 features ex-IndyCar Driver Gabby Chaves at it’s controls. With Indy Lights driver Ryan Norman also on the Driver roll.

Riley Motorsports will enter a brace ‘O Ligier’s with it’s lead car the No. 74 featuring Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar Castoff Oliver Askew. Along with another IndyCar Refugee named Spencer Pigot, and Gar Robinson, son of former SCCA Trans Am racer George Robinson and his 74 Ranch Resort Camaroes.

(GT LM) GT Le Mans Class

According to Racer’s Marshall Pruett, this will most likely be the “Swansong” for the fiercem’ Factory backed Grand Torismo racecars, since the class has been steadily shrinking yearly. And Corvette with it’s two C8.R’s will be the only Fulltime entrant this season, along with a lone Privateer Porsche. As Booby Ruble’, nee Bobby Rahal & Co. Werks BMW M8 GTE Squad will only contest the four endurance rounds this year, while Risi Competizione will probably be doing likewise.

OPINION: Charting A New Direction for INSA GTs

(GTD) GT Daytona Class

Ladies First, El Correctomundo? Having just learned that past IndyCar Femme Fatale Thy Leggy Juan’, aka Katherine Legge, now recovered from her nasty testing accident last year will share the #88 Porsche 911 GT3 R with Female Bad Arse Christina Nielsen, giving the Team Hardpoint EBM entry a 50% Female Driver line-up.

While another former IndyCar Driver J.R. Hildebrand will join the No. 42 MTE Sport audi R8 LMS Evo line-up, returning to Day-toner’ for the first time in mearly a decade. And Nah, that Ain’t that MTV Y’all are thinking about, or was it just me falling afoul of Ye FauxNetics’ of my Screen Reader, Eh? Although J.R. might be wanting his MTV if things go sour for the Audi during the event, Hya!

Former IndyCar Drivers Ryan Briscoe and Ed Jones will make up half of the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE Evo’s line-up.

And Arse-sumedly many IndyCar Fans will be watching the #96 Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3’s performance since one of it’s drivers behind the Keyboard will be Colton Big shot’ Herta, joining it’s lead drivers Bimmer billy’, aka Bill Auberlen who currently holds the record for most major career victories in IMSA Overall with 61 to date. Whilst Auberlen’s team-mate Robby Foley will be on tap along with an unknown Aussie’ making up the Driver Quartet, as Turner makes it’s “400th Cap” (start) with a BMW at Daytona.

Then Thars’ the massive Shake-up at what’s now simply Vasser Sullivan Racing, (VSR) as ‘Ol Top Jimmy’, aka Jimmy Vasser and James Sully’ Sullivan have split with AIM Motorsport along with a more Open Wheel Racing “Friendly” Drivers line-up. As their newest recruit is Zach Veach, who’ll run the full season aboard the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 entry.

And the #12 will feature (Townsend) T-Bell’, now just running endurance events Me Thinks? With his longtime Co-driver Frankie Montecalvo as Veach’s season long partner. Whilst another Andretti Autosport Indy Lights driver named Robert Megennis, whom I’m guessing is making his Rolex 24 Debut makes up the Driver Quartet at Day-Toner’.

The No. 14 entry features “Union” Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz as it’s regular season Pilotes. With the Coup of signing perinial Bowtie’ Corvette HotSchue’ Ollie’ Gavin for Daytona along with current Andretti Autosport Indy Lights and future IndyCar Driver Kyle Kirkwood. As guess Thar will be an Intra-squad Scrum for Bragging Rights between the two current Mikey A’ Indy Lights Pilotes’, Eh?

And that’s just a semi short ‘N Sweet review of the 20 Strong GT entrants, with No Disrespect towards those I’ve left out, but this No Fenders tome is simply getting too long in Ye proverbial Tooth!

Although I’ll be rootin’ as usual for who’ll always be my Homeboyz’, fondly known forever as Team Seattle, even if they’re just now the Heart of Racing in that Bitchin’ #23 Aston Martin!

While the #44 Magnus Racing with Arc Angel running a Nasty Acura NSX GT3 Evo with a Stacked Driver line-up including Super Mario’, aka Mario Farnbacher and Andy “the Enforcer” Lally amongst others is definitely worth keeping an eye upon.

As Lally reportedly is the current winningest driver at Daytona, with a Mega 8 Rolex 24 victories in many different classes over the years to his credit, which I think he told the Speed Freaks recently included one Overall victory?

Along with mentioning he actually had an insane 11 Rolex wrist watches since Grand Am used to also give it’s Class champions a Rolex at season’s end! Although Lally’s been very generous by giving his Rolex’s to people in his Family and Friends as rewards for their helping him achieve his racing career. Having only kept his initial Rolex time piece for himself, saying what are Yuhs gonna do with eight Rolex’s?

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Life of A Blind blogger


But does It really Matter what a Blindman Thinks, and Who Cares? Especially if He Cannot S-E-E the Computer Screen He’s trying to type his riveting Stories Upon…

As I was walking down the street one day” – SLAM! BASH! BANG! CRASH! Oh Never Mind at my witty repartee, Hya! Or my Not to that ‘Ol Chicago song Does It Really Matter What Time It Is?

The Tomaso Files: Hey Blind Man, Where do You think You're Going?

As I’ll try keeping this somewhat Short ‘N Sweet, Ha-Ha, Not! Especially since I’m still currently unable to post Blog Stories or run Speilchequor’, for which Tacoma Bureau Chief Mary Ellen chided me, You Never Speel things correctly anyways, so why Bother?

But if you’re a regular visitor to No Fenders, then you’ll definitely notice the lack of posts lately. As this is due to two main occurances. Whale’ may be three?

As Seriously? I went 15 Days in December without Any Freakin’ Email service ‘cause Spectrum kept making my Microsoft Outlook 2019 program Dump! Err, Crash, and I couldn’t Gory Send or Receive any Email unpil twice having my local Computer Tech Boffin’ Matt kindly restore my Outlook settings! Enabling me to send said material to Blogmeister’ Miguel for posting.

Since if you’re Blind, then you probably cannot SEE the Bloody Drop Down Menus, et Al necessary to reset your Account Settings Jackarses!

Being Blind, I thought whenever we improved technology it was to actually benefit us, and not be just for Changes Sake, Righto?

Yet I’ve been Shanghaied first by Blooger’, nee Google’s new P.O.S. Blogger platform interface, which I still cannot currently access, Sigh!

This is due in part to my new Zoomtext 2020 Screen Reader not wishing to cooperate, and for whatever technical reason, It won’t even let me enter the site, since it new screen reading voice “Zoey the Princess Warrior” sez’ End of document, Bullshit Sister!

Meanwhile, or as Ye Late Show’s Steven Cobert says: “Quarantine-while, Hya! Microsoft’s managed to apparently bring thou Curse ‘O Planned obsolescence to my Home, since I was Painfully informed that my wonderful 19-inch Square High Definition monitor wouldn’t work with winDOUGHS 10, ‘cause it wasn’t the new Wide-track’ Aspect Ratio, forcing me to upgrade to a new 24-inch rectangular Bitchin’ monitor as Randal, Thy No Fenders Moniker King would say. As Thars’ certainly been a whole lotta Bitchin’ here lately, but I digress…

Thus if you’re Blind like I am, and you’re slowly losing your peripheral vision, then Wider is Definitely Not Better! As having everythingy’ Stu-retched Out makes it infinitly Harder to See or Find upon the Screen! Not to mention Gory Difficult to “S-E-E” where the cursor is, or to find it in relationship to the word/letter you’re trying to highlight in order to change or manipulate…

And that’s before we even get into the colour changes, the text appearing “lighter” on-screen and a myriad of other issues, as “So it Goes!”

As I’m now literally Grasping at Straws! And haven’t been able to Blog since the beginning of August when some JackAlopes at Google thought they needed to Swoosh up their Blogger platform for NO reason!

Then waiting a further month’s time to get my new 24” monitor & Sound-bar plus a new printer delivered & installed, which I originally couldn’t get said printer to work, before Matt switched it over to Wireless…

Although the printing issue was partially due to Microsoft Updating Windows and reverting everybody’s Printer settings back to Default, URGH!

Since if you’re Blind, then you most likely CANNOT S-E-E’ the Drop-down Menu “Strip” where your printer settings are Hidden Jackalopes! Oh wait a My-Nute’, did I already say that?

All the while I’ve been Ah-Waitin’ patiently since October 29th for the Oregon Commission for The Blind (OCB) to actually Help me Solve the Host ‘O Technical Issues still unresolved to no Avail!

As I’d like to Arse-sume this ridiculously elongated waiting period is due to the current Budget Strain upon Social Services since every State and Cities are struggling with their budgets due to the COVID 19 Lockdown this past Spring. Since what’s the first thing trimmed from Government Budgets in a Catastrophe? Uhm, I’ll give Yuhs a Hint. It AIN’T the Military or Law Enforcement, Oh Never Mind!

As first we couldn’t schedule any In-Home visits due to Oregon’s two week Corona Virus “Freeze” between November 18th-December 2nd. And we’re still in a holding pattern due to Lane County being in the Extreme COVID 19 Category.

Then a few weeks later, I was finally informed that the Portland OCB Office couldn’t do any Remote Login sessions with me due to their Budget having been Cut by Oregon’s governor Kate Brown, which is part of the aforementioned Budget Deficit caused by the original Lock Down in March…

As why are Social Programs always affected Hardest? And how is a Blind person supposed to life independently if Thars’ NO Social “Safety Net,” Err Services to Help ‘em?

And then for the Cherry On Top of this Clusterfuck ‘O Technical issues, for reasons unknown, somebody at Spectrum, my Internet Service Provider simply turned Off my Email’s Send/Receive function W/O Any Warning! Claiming that my Password wasn’t “Strong” enough, but Seriously? You just turned it off without even Gory warning me? Leading to my not being able to send these riveting No Fenders Post to Blogmeister’ Miguel for uploading onto Ye Blog for over another week’s time, SHEISA!

Alas, All of these Never Ending IT issues which I cannot S-E-E which teeny weeny boxes to check or circles to fill in the Dots! Obviously has made my desire to attempt scribblin’ anything of substance for the No Fenders Blog that’s been effevtively Neutered at the very least by NO Fault ofMy Own, as Y’all know how Dan-Dan-Danicker’ once famously Quipped It’s Not My Fault! Has caused me to completely lose interest in writing anything, which naturally frustrates me greatly, since I thought technology was supposed to help us ‘N improve our daily lifes? And I Fail to understand why I’m forced to have to re-invent myself to technologies, nee IT Confuzer Boffinss’ Whims, Oh Never Mind!

As Thank You for your continued patience. Since I’m 86% certain it won’t be until the New Year that I might be able to post my very first Blog story Solo?

Uhm, now I’m hoping it’ll be before the 2021 IndyCar season begins, since I’m still on Hold…


Le Deush’ Crashes It’s Programming, Again!


But should we really be surprised by Ye Magical Kingdom ‘O Walt Disney and it’s Dizzying Shopping Networks Not Caring?

Heading into Ye Christmas Break, Obviously All of the News in motor racing revolves round Romain Grosjean’s Uber Scary Accident at Bahrain, which I’ll try getting to shortly. Although we’ve sorta moved on, especially with the unforeseen Deaths of SuperMario’s Twin Brother Aldo Andretti, whom apparently succumbed to the Dreaded Corona Virus at Age 80. Whilst the passing of John Paul, Jr. at Age 60 was more of a Shocker for Mwah. But as I’ve scribbled before, Motor Racing Never Sleeps!

Now having just learned of U.E. “Pat” Patrick’s Death at Age 91. As Patrick and El Capitano’, nee Roger Penske, along with Dan gurney are credited for the formation of CART, aka Championship Auto Racing Teams in 1979 after Gurney’s famous “White Paper.” Effectively the Blueprint for the founding of CART, the forebearer of today’s IndyCar. As only Roger Penske, who’ll celebrate his 84th birthday on February 20th remains from this trio…

MILLER: JPJ Should Have been Open Wheel Racing Great

But first, especially with the soothing tranquility of No major Motor Racing occurring, with the exception of this year’s Dakar. Suppose Y’all haven’t missed my grousing over ESPN2’s Taudry, Non-caring Attitude towards playing it’s Encore Presentations Stateside when they say they will, Righto?

F1: The Night ESPN2 Double Faulted at Flushing Meadows

Case-in-Point was the Turkish Grand Prix, remember that Y’all? Wayback on November 15, 2020. As somebody at ESPN2 decided at the last moment to move ther rebroadcast forward a Half-hour, which I Didn’t get the Memo, and naturally was Cornfuzed when I turned on thy Telie’ some 15+ minutes after the top of the hour, since I was curious what was playing then? And naturally was Peeved over having missed the race’s start!

Then Adding Insult to Injury – le Deush decided that instead of chopping one of those Fly In the Night Gyro Choppers $19.99 commercials. But Wait! If you act now we’ll send you a second Glow in the Dark Heli’ for only an Additional $5.95 shipping. Wait, what’s that you say Mothers Shoe Polish lady? Gasp, Sister! We’ll return immediately to exactly where we left off? Oh Never Mind!

Ye’ ESPN2 Bastards simply chopped out the Podium interviews instead! Which was Sacrilidge, since some Bloke I call Golden Child, nee Lewis Hamilton had just clinched his sevent Formula 1 World Championship. And we Didn’t even get to hear Sir Lewis’s Ah Shucks I’m speechless podium interview BASTARDOS

Naturally, the only thing that truly matters is that Romain Grosjean survived his Horrific Crash and is Alive and Well! As hopefully his Burned Hands have recovered fully by now.

Whilst I’ll admit now, that’s it’s become a wee Bitamyte’ foggy to Mwah, since it occurred awhile ago – And I didn’t bother Scribblin’ my initial thoughts immediately afterwards.

And Obviously SNAP! Oh where Art thou Jeffie’ of One Lap Down Fame? As I’m Arse-sumin’ I’m the only one who remembers his witty repartee ‘bout when Ye Graminator’, nee Graham Rahal used the word Obviously in his vernacular incessantly, but I digress…

Thus here goes Nothing, regarding what I recall, beside le Deush’ Screwing Me once again by “Magically” changing it’s airtimes without Any Warning Bastardoes!

Having fallen victim to ESPN2 moving it’s Turkish GP encore Presentation 30mins forward the race prior, I decided sometime after 7PM Pacific to warm up Thy Telie’ and see what was playing on ESPN2 after having been urged by Florencian F1 Spotter Jeannie to make sure I watched the Bahrain Grand Prix as the start was Amazing! And that’s All she was gonna tell me.

So I turned my television set on round 7:20PM for the listed 8PM replay and waited thru what seemed like an Uber’ long 5-6 minutes of Commercials before they came back to a Breathless Kroftie’, nee David Kroft exuding He’d Never seen a Crash like that in his life!

As this was at approximately 7:28PM Pacific, since I’ve gotten in the habbit of keeping my Talking Keychain Clock alongside me during TB Broadcasts since I’m always curious how long the Bleepin’ Commercials last! Err, I meant how Bloody Short each Ontrack segment is, but I digress further…

As all I could mutter outloud was WTF! What Gory Crash are you talking ‘bout? As you’re running an hour early you Mother Fokkers! Before ESPN2 proceeded to go 55mins W/O another commercial break, as I tend to recall my clock saying it was 8:25PM when that Mothers Shoe Polish sister Cooed’ her nauseating dribble onscreen.

And being Blind, have I mentioned that lately? “Watching,” Uhm Sitting in the Dark listening to a Formula 1 race at night during a Night F1 race is pretty much like seeing a “Triple Black,” ergo Black on Black on Black Dodge Hemi’ Cuda’ for Mwah, i.e.; black body paint, black vinyl top and a solid black interior, Get It? (Which I’ve actually seen one previously) When I’m trying to stare at the TV Screen…

Thus I couldn’t see KC’ Karun “Cowboy” Chandhok’s Frame-by-Frame Super Slow-Motion Disection of Romain’s crash. Ok, freeze It right there! Now you can see this tiny piece of Dirt coming towards Romain before he cranks the wheel Hard Right! Seriously?

As I Don’t remember who the culprits up front were? Since naturally All of the focus centered round Grosjean’s wicked looking crash with it’s ensuing Fireball! Since I do recall once briefly being able to see my TV Screen becoming a very bright yellowish colour momentarily! As Kroftie’ and Martin Billybob’ Brundle prattled on ‘bout it recalling Shades of Niki “the Rat” Lauda’s scary accident at the famed Nurburgring’s “long course” Wayback in 1976! When Niki almost burned to Death and was given last rights at Hospital!

And I wasn’t aware that the ubiquitous Armco Steel Barriers are actually constructed of multiple sheets together. Since I couldn’t figure out how Grosjean’s Haas VF-20 Split the Armco Barrier into Half! Although we must consider it to be very lucky that Romain’s car didn’t strike one of the posts holding said Armco squarely Head On, since My ex-Austin F1 Sherpa Claudio’ told me it appeared that Grosjean’s car crashed with the posts a meter appart on either side…

Thus for Mwah, it was much more Chilling listening to the printed reports via my NFB Newsline for The Blind’s telephone service of Romain describing in total clarity the sequene of events that occurred during his being trapped in a burning cockpit for 28 seconds! Not to mention him giving the Doctor of the F1 Medical Car SHIT for the way he was speaking to him after assisting him away from the Fire.

As it was quite eerie hearing Romain talk so calmly about at first thinking he must be upside down so he’d just wait for some track Marshall’s assistance, before looking in his mirrors
and seeing some flames. Trying to get out he get’s caught on something and sits back down in the car to think it over. And then noticing his gloves which are red turning a different colour he realizes his entire car is on fire and he needs to get out and pulls with All of his strength to unlodge his foot, which I believe pulls off one of his driving Boots, twists his body and shoulders and miraculously extricates himself from a burning racecar!

As I’m only sad he didn’t get to have his wish of finishing his Formula 1 career by racing at Abu Dhabi’s season finale, but totally Applaud him for forgoing racing in order to not cause further damage to his still healing burned hands, since obviously his F1 Career will be remembered by his escaping his burning racecar at Bahrain…

Although this twist ‘O fate did allow Pietro fittipaldi, Grandson of some legend named Emmo’, nee emerson Fittipaldi to make his Formula 1 Debut and contest the truncated season’s final two races.

Photographer Describes the Horror of Romain Grosjean’s Accident at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix