This might be old news, but there are times when I wonders if the folks that doll out press releases and the many who blankly post them as news ever truly know what they are on about.
Being at Spa-Francorchamps over the weekend kept me busy, but what downtime I did eventually have allowed me kick back and think a bit.
The BBC announced yesterday that former Red Bull driver, David Coulthard is to join Martin Brundle in the commentary box for their Formula 1 broadcasts.
The BBC documentary, Hammond Meets Moss, will be released onto DVD on Monday November 8th. The film, originally shown recently on BBC2, concerns the life-altering head injuries that both Sir Stirling Moss and Richard Hammond suffered following terrifying car accidents.
Just before today's qualifying session at the Monza, the BBC broadcast delivered this absolute gem. As presenter Jake Humphrey was talking to co-presenters David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan about the team orders problems in the sport, a kindly Ferrari mechanic did what most viewers would love to do, by blocking out the much derided Jordan … Continue reading When the BBC get it right…
When Rubens Barrichello gifted Michael Schumacher victory at the A-1 Ring at the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix, the national anthems could barely be heard for the sound of booing from the crowd. It was not just that Ferrari swapped their drivers, thereby altering the result of the race, but that the Italian squad were so … Continue reading 2010 German Grand Prix (Hockenheimring, Round 11, Jul 25th)
...is without doubt the great Michael Schumacher's appearance as "The Stig" on BBC's Top Gear show earlier on this year. Filmed in June, this of course all happened prior to Felipe Massa's injury which has since gone on to reignite Michael Schumacher's return to Formula 1 for the 2010 season with Mercedes. For those that … Continue reading The Best Television Moment of the Year…
...is going to be The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. Bringing back memories? Well, this version of the opening is from the start of the 1990 season - check it out.