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“…and Breathe”

August 8, 2012

“…or a rare opportunity for self indulgence.”

It is rather easy for one to tell when the Formula 1 summer break is in full swing when a pile of utterly pointless stories and press releases drop.

From the grand release of race logo’s to Heikki Kovalainen’s shocking revelation that he would be open to another stint with McLaren, news has been very thin on the ground.

There are those who are desperate and will punch these headlines out for all the non-worth possible, but realistically these stories merely fill the void while nothing is happening.
Admittedly, I too would like to drive for McLaren, but am afraid I must rule myself out of 2013 seat – sadly.

Yet, it is quite surprising that the non-story mill continues, despite the Olympics. And trust me, nothing is happening.
After a rather busy couple of months taking in numerous British F3, several visits to Europe (including the legendary Spa 24), even I get to settle back for a short while. It is quiet.

In a few weeks, it will all kick off again with visits to the Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, before heading to Silverstone the following week for the penultimate British F3 round of the season.
Only a few days later the final round – at Donington Park – takes place and with the possibility of visits to a further two F3 Euro Series events after that, it is clear there is not much space where one can simply kick back and stretch out without having to worry about booking / catching flights, train journeys and hotels.
At times like this, one does not particularly envy independent Formula 1 journalists who cover the whole season.

Mixing all of this with full-time employment merely complicates matters. So here I relax, read a little, probably sleep a bit and look out the window for minutes at a time.
Sometimes it’s good just to sit down and take a moment to breathe. And in. And out.

This post isn’t really about anything at all. And that suits me down to the ground.

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