Glock answers fans on Hamilton and Brazil 2008 | F1 history

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

Bafflingly, the circumstances under which Lewis Hamilton won his first world championship in 2008 remains a point of dispute for some. Hamilton clinched the title in a dramatic climax to the final race of the year when he passed Timo Glock on the final lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix that year. Some continue to allege Glock intentionally helped Hamilton, despite there being a clear reason why he was overtaken and the absence of any obvious motive for why he should assist his rival in his fight with Felipe Massa. With social media abuzz over the recent Moto GP championship decider in which some accused Marc Marquez of trying to help Jorge Lorenzo beat Valentino Rossi, Glock became drawn into a discussion over whether he did the same for Hamilton in 2008. ?If your [sic] Timo Glock you must really hate when the Brazilian Grand Prix comes around where people remind him of the 2008 race,? suggested one Tweeter. ?Not at all,? Glock replied, ?because I didn?t do anything wrong I drove my race and scored points for my team with different strategy.? Rain fell in the latter stages of the race, causing most drivers to switch from dry-weather tyres to intermediates. They included Massa ? who was leading ? and Hamilton. The Toyota drivers did not, moving Glock up the order, and though he lost two positions on the final lap he still finished higher than he had been running before the rain. Glock has won twice in the DTM since leaving F1Asked if he would have approached the race differently given the outcome, Glock said he would not have made the change to intermediate tyres, ?because we gained two positions with that strategy call?. Glock pointed out he was unaware of the championship situation on the final lap and even if he had been it ?would have made no difference because I couldn?t do anything!? ?[Hamilton] would have overtaken me no matter if I knew or not.? Writing about the incident recently on his blog, former Ferrari press officer Luca Colajanni admitted the team was initially suspicious about Glock?s driving immediately after the race. ?In 2008 at Interlagos, immediately after the end of the race many of us in the Ferrari garage had more than a suspect when Glock had let pass by Hamilton a few hundred meters from the finish, thus denying a world title to Felipe who deserved it, because that year he was undoubtedly the best driver.? However they soon realised Glock had been powerless to keep his position. ?Then, in cold blood, it was clear that the Toyota driver could not do anything because he was on slick tires on a track more and more wet.? Glock left F1 at the end of 2012 after being dropped by Marussia in order to bring in a driver with financial backing. He now races for...

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Neill Blomkamp may take us to The Gone World

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

While we wait to hear more on his postponed Alien movie, it looks like Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) is in talks with Fox to write and direct a new sci-fi movie called The Gone World. It will be an adaptation of the new sci-fi novel by Thomas Sweterlitsch who wrote Tomorrow and Tomorrow. However, The Gone World has not been published yet. At the moment all we know about the story is that it is a time travel procedural. Hopefully there will be more story details soon. I quite like the fact that Blomkamp may be doing an adaptation of someone elses work. All of his films look fantastic, but I feel the story elements have dropped in quality since District 9. Hopefully, this will be a good combination. Source: Deadline Related Place your ad hereLoading… another blog with PC...

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Harry Potter Snitch Craft/ Treat

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

Our Harry Potter QUEST continues. We do love a good Harry Potter story time session and my kids are DYING to watch the Harry Potter movies.. but we have to read the book first?? in our anticipation of the Harry Potter movie and also in the run up to Christmas, we thought that we would explore some Harry Potter Crafts, or this case, a craft come party food idea ? EDIBLE SNITCHES. Now we have made a slightly ?trickier? version ? which would look perfect as Harry Potter Tree Ornaments, but if you are having a Harry Potter party and need to make LOTS of these (and not just 4-5), the I recommend, drawing paper wings on paper and stick those on.. job done, nice and easy. In the meantime? here are our Snitch?s made with wonderfully delicate feathery wings! We also have some fabulous Harry Potter Wands: And Hedwig Owl Cupcakes: Harry Potter Snitch Ornament Materials: (affiliate links added for your convenience) *Of course you can simply glue on paper wings! Harry Potter Snitch Ornament How To: What do you think? Did you like our Snitch Treat? Don?t you think, they would be a great Snitch Party Food for any Harry Potter Party? Or simply look fabulous on as a Harry Potter Fan Christmas Tree Ornament?! Did you like this? Share it: Tags: Christmas, edible treats, ferrero rocher, harry potter, harry potter party, oraments, party ideas, snitch, videos, vlogs Category: Christmas, Party Ideas, vlogs Click here for instructions...

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Vodka for breakfast (When recycling goes wrong)

Posted on Nov 11, 2015

When recycling goes wrong at 10am, a conversation with my five year old this morning? ?Mama what?s VOD-KA???It?s a special drink for grownups.??Like wine???Yes.??Why are you having VOD-KA for breakfast???I?m not.??You are.??I?m not. I made a smoothie and poured it in here so I could take it out with us because Mama keeps all her bottles to use again?? (gestures to place where bottles usually are to find it empty. Shit.)?With VOD-KA??No.??Yes. VOD-KA.??NO. I?ll tell you what? I?ll pour it into a different bottle before we leave the house?? I await the conversation with his school teacher about how Mama has vodka for breakfast. And the smoothie recipe is to follow ? I just thought this might make you laugh! Jack. Twitter: @DrJackMonroe   Insta: @MxJackMonroe Questions and...

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Red Bull ?to pay more? for Renault engines in 2016 | F1 Fanatic Round-up

Posted on Nov 11, 2015

In the round-up: Red Bull are expected to continue using Renault engines next year but it will cost them more. Pre-order the official 2015 F1 season review video The official 2015 F1 season review video is now available to pre-order on Blu-Ray and DVD. This year?s highlights video is due for release on December 21st so make sure you reserve your copy to get it in time for Christmas. Links Your daily digest of F1 news, views, features and more. Red Bull on brink of new Renault deal (Autosport) “Under the terms of any new agreement there will be significantly reduced funds from the two big sponsors for 2016, increasing what Red Bull itself must pay Renault.” Finishing Off And Starting Anew (Lotus) “It?s quite a can of worms. A two-tier championship would be very difficult to operate. There would be so many different challenges for equalisation and this would be exceedingly difficult with engines of different characteristics.” Sainz believes this has been his ?unluckiest? year Sainz sure Red Bull looks beyond ?unluckiest? season (F1i) “I think I am in one of my unluckiest years of my career, especially regarding the reliability, I feel that everything that could happen has happened.” The ‘UnStoffable’ Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren) “I definitely want to race something next year, but what it will be we don?t know yet. There?s definitely some options though, and we?re talking about them. I?m going to be test and reserve driver at McLaren anyway, which is a good position to be in.” What’s the key battleground in Mercedes and Ferrari’s fight for Max Verstappen? (Sky) “Romain Grosjean insists he signed for Haas without any assurances from the Maranello hierarchy that he’d leap to the front of the queue to replace Raikkonen if he was willing to do the hard yards to bring respectability to Ferrari’s ‘B team’ in 2016.” Williams Formula 1 team remove ?bureaucracy? to drive innovation (Growth Business) “We always encourage every single person at Williams to innovate, and we do that through enablement (sic). That means enabling them to go about doing their job without a load of bureaucracy. And also without a load of middle-managers coming in and needing to have sign-off and approval for this and that.” What is Ferrari?s ?legitimate interest?? (Joe Saward) “There are two conditions that must both be met in order for the veto to be used: ‘The exercise of the right of veto is not prejudicial to the traditional values of the championship and/or the image of the FIA’ and ‘Ferrari reasonably considers that the new regulations are likely to have a substantial impact on its legitimate interest’.” F1 technician suffers brain injury in collision with car (Loughborough Echo) “Mr Revill had been working for the past six years as a Formula 1 technician, working with teams such as Red Bull, Mercedes, Force India and Marussia, but due to...

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