Archive for April, 2011

Malaysian GP Grid Position Winners and Losers

11/04/2011 3 comments

So… what is the grid position “winners and losers”? I have alluded to the little game I play whilst watching a F1 race a few times on the blog. I’m pretty sure it is well understood. But for those who haven’t read those posts, a pictorial explanation is much easier (and funnier). Those that follow me on twitter may recall a rather bold statement where I claimed I would revolutionize the way my followers watch F1. So let’s get to it, eh?

The grid positions for each race is always divided up in groups of four. While they flash by on the screen, simply pick a “winner” and “loser” from each grouping. The sole factor for defining the “winner” and “loser” is the DRIVER PHOTO. This is a looks and photogenicity contest! Now, sometimes this is rather hard to decide because there may be more than one unattractive photo! Remember to play with your friends, it’s more fun that way. 😉

Without further ado, here are the Winners and Losers of the Malaysian GP:

Winner: Hamilton
Loser: Button

Winner: Heidfeld
Loser: Massa

Winner: Rosberg
Loser: Buemi

Winner: Alguersari
Loser: Barichello

Winner: Kovalainen
Loser: Trulli

Winner: Glock
Loser: Karthikeyan

Wasn’t that fun? Will you be playing this game next week for the Shanghai Grand Prix? Do tell… 😉

P.S. I do need a better jester icon. Hopefully by Shanghai I will do a better job of this. 😉


Mercedes Shoe Battle

11/04/2011 5 comments

Last year, Rosberg’s beige loafers became a bit ahem… infamous. Like any guy who cares about his appearance, Roseberg does have alternatives to his beloved beige loafers. Interestingly enough, Schumacher was seen in Malaysia with a similar pair of shoes. So the question is… do you prefer Rosberg’s shoes. Or perhaps the King? 😉

Malaysian Grid Girl Uniform Gets Updated…

11/04/2011 3 comments

Well… barely.

In case you forgot, here is a photo of the 2010 uniform:

2011’s uniform is equally modest. I’m glad they got rid of the jersey cardigan that was accented with grandma’s lace doilies. They also got rid of grandma’s strappy sandals, which was an excellent choice.

However, it appears that Nando has noticed that the new shoes are just as hideous… a wide white platform wedge. Let’s examine them more closely:

I found an even “better” photo showcasing these shoes:

They’re a bit dated, no? It reminds me of the 90’s… and not in a good way.

The cropped jacket actually had potential to be cute… but the ribbon accents end up making the whole thing look gimmicky. In fact… the whole thing looks a little bit like an airline stewardess … or maybe even Gundam?

Perhaps the designer was influenced by Gundam… even Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy haute couture collection last year drew inspiration from Gundam. 😉

Get the Look : EJ

I’m trying something new for now. A parody of “get the look” blog posts that are commonly found on fashion blogs. While those types of posts are fun to do for the ladies, it could also be a source of great humor. Or maybe not. If anyone hates it, do let me know. I’ll reconsider writing more of these. 🙂

Paisley denim:

These “lovely” eye catching paisley denim jeans could help you achieve the look of the BBC’s fashion icon Eddie Jordan. The question is, are you bold enough to wear them? I’d say most men are not.

What brand are these? Christopher Shannon

Where can you get a pair? oki-ni (webshop:

How much do these bad boys cost? They’re ON SALE for £235.00. Apparently they are actually made in England. Due to their fabulosity (yes I know that’s not a real word), they’ve been reduced from £585.00… better buy a pair now before they sell out. 😉

Starting the new season off right ~

07/04/2011 3 comments

Did everyone like watching F1 in HD? I sure did (ok… I had to settle for 320p resolution for quali since that was available more quickly at the time). Every bead of sweat, every pore… and every dress shirt in almost alarming detail. Yay! 😀

HD means better screen caps for this blog… although I had help from @MisterPigz with this because he had higher quality video sources than I did for both quali and race.

Melbourne quali:

screencap: @Misterpigz

During quali, EJ showed the world that he could not be possibly one upped by me. Indeed, I was quite right : plaid/paisley is a winning combi for EJ. All right, EJ is technically wearing gingham/paisley, but it’s close enough. I made the call two months ago anyway.

As for DC, he really likes this blue shirt with breast pockets, because he wore that shirt at least three times in 2010. Yes, I did the stats on it, though I haven’t posted them (BAD BAD ME!!!).

While none of our dear BBC crew has matched their shirts yet, it seems that Jake seems vaguely inspired by DC. Notice his shirt also has two breast pockets. 😉 Maybe he wanted one too after seeing DC wear it a few times last year?

Melbourne race day:

screencap: @Misterpigz

On race day at Melbourne, DC just had to wear a pink shirt. Is there any significance in this choice? 2010 was a long time ago, but DC wore the very same pink shirt at the beginning of the season too.

Bahrain 2010 quali:

screencap: by me 😉

Wow. Talk about starting the season off in the same way. 😉

Jake’s shirt is more forgettable… a dark tone (eggplant maybe? I’ll have to rewatch the race specifically for this detail)… But please note the double pockets again. Maybe DC really is his muse now? I guess that’s fine as long as Jake doesn’t start dressing like EJ. I have to admit that I was kind of excited to see EJ’s race day shirt in HD. At first glace, I thought EJ was wearing a shirt with oversized polka dots. But it soon became clear (thanks to the HD feed) that EJ’s shirt was merely giving my eyes optical illusions. I’m not quite sure how to describe the pattern… but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Are you all excited for Malaysia? Renault’s “reflective gold” suits… the questionable Malaysian grid girl uniform (I hope they axe those fugly white sandals this year)… EJ’s next shirt choice.

I can’t wait! 🙂

P.S. The screen caps @Misterpigz helped with are actually quite good… but somehow wordpress is enlarging all of my photos and making them grainier than the original 😦

Renault likes sparkley things

04/04/2011 5 comments

By now, I’m sure that people have already gotten wind of Renault’s latest announcement: Nick and Vitaly will be using sparkling golden suits on race day in Sepang.

Am I the only one frightened by this? I’m not a fan of gold in general, but for some reason I’m imagining Heidfeld and Petrov sparkling like the bad CG in the movie Twilight. I will admit to have read the book Twilight. In my defense, it came highly recommended by a coworker who I thought was moderately intelligent. So boy was I surprised when it was absolute drivel. I will also admit I watched the movie just to see how bad it could be. The answer of course, was very very bad. At least it was on NetFlix? ~_~;;;

Please tell me I’m not alone and that pop culture has ruined you too. 😉 Petrov could make a rather convincing vampire though, don’t you think? Haha… first a serial killer… and now a vampire. What will I think of next for poor old Petrov? Who knows.

Oh dear… Just another picture of Edward and Bella… umm I mean Petrov and Maria Morgun. LOL