As I’ll try refraining from any Beaver Jokes…
It’s been a very long while since I’ve felt
compelled to tune into any of ESPN, Err Sky sports Formula 1 TV coverage. But
with Circuit Gilles Villeneuve’s Friday (Free Practice) FP1 session slated to
air at 10:25AM Pacific, I thought what the Hell…
Little did I, or anybody else tuning in around thee
Globe knew that the session would effectively be cancelled due to the most surreal
As a red Flag was thrown before five minutes
into the session had been completed, which initially was for the stricken
Alpine of Pierre Gasly, who’d come to a complete Halt on track.
Yet instead of ever going “Green” again, the
reason for this would be made known later. While the session wound down with No
cars on track for over 50 minutes! As the Red Flag had remained for Safety
reasons. Since the circuit’s CCTV camera system that the FIA relies upon for monitoring
track action had unexpectedly failed.
As leave it to Sky Sports F1 Court Jester, Err
Pit Reporter Theodore, Not Lenny! Krabitz to immediately go where I knew He was
With Ted saying He reckoned that some Marmots
had chewed thru the CCTV wiring! And then Thar was a lot of Guffawing over Marmots,
Beavers, etc. For which the racetrack’s on a public Island after all! And it’s
Not the Animals fault that Formula 1 shows up just once a year for four days!
Naturally, whenever I Hear the word Marmot or
Beaver during a Kuhnadian’ Grand Prix weekend. I immediately Flashback to when ‘Ol
ANT’, aka Anthony Davidson was driving for whom ‘Ol Professor (Steve) Matchett
fondly called Super Best Friends. Ergo Super Aguri F1. When Davidson
unexpectedly Smashed into one of the Furry Critters Wayback in 2007!
Being a ground Hog who obliterated Davidson’s Front
wing when running an unaccustomed third place, being set to score His very
first F1 points. Before having to make an unexpected stop in the Pits where His
team was No where to be found! Leaving Davidson to finish a dejected P11!
With the locally provided CCTV system being
unable to be repaired quickly. The FIA finally announced after great consternation
in the Broadcast Booth, along with everyone else including the F1 Teams and
Drivers, to just Get On with It!
Thus a Half Hour’s extra running time would be
added to FP2, beginning 30mins earlier, presumably due to the forecasted rain
for the afternoon session, which did indeed arrive as forecasted. Unexpectedly
seeing the two Silver Arrows finishing P1-2, with Sir Lewis leading the way…
As I just spent the rest of the weekend thinking
out loud, may be somebody could drop one of those furry, loveable rodents into
MaxiMillions’ Red Bull’s cockpit!
Yet with the inclement weather giving for Wet,
Dry, and then Wetter! Conditions Saturday during Qualifying, wisely All of the
Ground Hogs, rodents, etc. stayed Dry underground! Whilst presumably the
Beavers were happier frollicing in the Saint Lawrence Seaway instead, Hya!
As I found it funny how once again the timbre
of Kroftie’, aka David Kroft and Martin BillyBob’ Brundle calling a mixed bag
Qualie’ session found me Dozing off during Q3… As Yawn! Verstappen won His
third Pole in -a-row, Sigh! Having woken up just-in-time to hear Queen Danica
doing the podium interviews.
And although I knew who’d win the race a day
prior, I decided to tune into the Encore presentation Sunday fternoon, during
what seemed like Sky sports was using the same local CCTV provider for their
Satellite “Uplink”. Or did some pesky Ground Hogs nibble upon the cables? Since
the sound quality was quite Horrendous!
And after hearing ‘Ol Nicole Briscoe coo one
too many times ‘bout returning right where we’d left off immediately…
I just flitted in ‘N about the kitchen making dinner
before finally tiring of listening to a bunch of noise being made over how
McLaren and Thar Golden boy Lando (Norris) were Cornfuzed over His five second
penalty for Unsportsmanlike Behaviour! And dualy switched off as Mercedes told
another Bloody Brat Pack Brit, nee George Russell to retire the car on lap-53.
Since with some 45+ minutes of Airtime remaining, I wondered why am I bothering to wait to find out that MaxiMillions had won again, Sigh!
As even Max Hitting an unsuspecting Bird couldn’t deter Him from winning His 41st Grand Prix!