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Weekend round up 24 October 2010 #F1 #NASCAR

#NASCAR Well done The Sheriff on winning the truck race at Martinsville. One of the real NASCAR heroes. Over in the Nationwide, you get one guy dominates, someone else leads into the last lap and another guy wins it. That’s racing!

Nice one Marcus nearly getting pole for the Sprint cup race. Good to see him up on the front row anyway, and good to see Kenny Schrader in the field again as well, and leading some laps, if only under caution.

Hamlin gets the win and closes the gap to the #48 a little and a great run for my man in the #5 to second. More shoving and pushing from a Busch, this time the older one. Park ’em I say.

#KoreanGP #F1 I tweeted concerns about the pit entry having watched some of qualifying. Don’t like the track generally, but that pit entry is pretty dumb, and the exit isn’t a lot better: They could have run the entry behind the wall rather than put it on that kink where it must have been obvious that everyone was going to straight line it, and why not extend the exit further round after the double left hander?Basically the pits are in the wrong place.

Sorry, just another dreadful track in the middle of nowhere than can screw public money to keep Bernie & co sweet. At least they did seem to attract a crowd despite the dismal conditions, so maybe they do deserve to have a race. If the planned development of the area goes ahead, maybe they can sort out the pit area and make it into something worth its place on the calendar on merit and give the Korean fans something to look forward to.

As to the race? I struggle with the issue of F1 and rain. I can understand why the yanks don’t run NASCAR or Indy in the wet on ovals, but F1 should be able to cope with the wet stuff. In the end we got a race and the fans had plenty of excitement. The biggest disappointment for me, other than the boring stuff chasing Maylander round in his Mercedes* was that I believe that Webbo’s accident deprived Nico Rosberg of a maiden win in his Merc. I don’t know what they were up to on his car during the red flag period (or if it was legal), but he was on a charge and I feel that he had everyone covered there ’til the Red Bull took him out.  A shame; but his day will come.

* Maybe this is the answer to the “can’t run in the rain” issue; have a fleet of pace cars and make the drivers draw lots and run them 😉

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