Marko Watch: Return of the Helmut, Mercedes best looking livery again, Pastor in the simulator, Is Lotus better just black?
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Marko Watch: Return of the Helmut. Having spent far too long makingthejudge13′s big reveal – which I thought would have amused more people than it did’. Clearly you are a wholesome, substance free generation of healthy motor sport enthusiasts… and for that you should be applauded. Onwards….yes…the Imperial March is now ingrained in my mind having synched it about 500 times over the 4 minutes of video playback…hence the EPIC – Return of the Helmut.
It looked yesterday as though the Empire’s Doctor was heading for the abyss. Lauda’s disheveled but hearty cowboys were making a full speed frontal cavalry charge; el matador de toros – was whirling his magenta (say PURPLE) and gold capote with wonderous flourishes to mesmerise and distract Marko; then the killer, the dastardly and traitorous Ned Kelly was creeping up behind Helmut, long metal bar in hand.
Yet, just as Jerry evades the inevitable smiting by the fly swatter from Tom – loosing only a single mouse hair each time – today we see ‘Return of the Helmut’.
Sport1.de is reporting ‘the Dr.’ has supercharged his powers and sends a shockwave blast of defiance to the adversaries amassed ranks. He declares in a calculating manner, “”How can Maranello negotiate with Christian when we have extended his contract until 2017?”. The associated haunting cackle announces to the Federation that this battle is done for now – but the war has just begun. Bernie gets a stroke.
As judge I shall give guidance where needed and clearly the Federation forces may feel disheartened having been routed by a single crack of Marko’s tongue. But listen guys…remember Timo? He had a contract too. As have many people in F1 who have seen them rent in two and cast asunder at the behest of the other party when it suits their needs. Jenson, I believe had to cough up £20m to escape from Williams for the new dawn that was to be BAR.
I suppose the Ferrari/Red Bull battle for services rendered could come down to who has the biggest wallet. I never thought I’d say this, but, can Ferrari out bid Mateschitz? I really don’t know.
Livery Sneak Peek: Here’s the latest folks. I have to say, so far the teams have been most considerate. The colour schemes are working well with the TJ13 blog hues. In my humble opinion over the past 2 seasons, Mercedes have just edged it with the livery for me.
Lotus is good, but the red spoils it. I saw some graphics guy take out the red from the new Lotus and it looked great…I’ll go look….
..Found it. Which is best?
One other thing a TJ13 reader pointed out I’d missed, was the Kimi steering wheel. It had interesting buttons like “Cold, Very Cold, Ice Cold” and “Sat Nav”, “Map”, Mum” an for some reason “Jenson”
Just before we finish, Lotus sponsors, Okay they have Coke but there isn’t a title sponsor yet. That should be a little worrying, no sponsor wants to miss the big pre-season car launch. This is how Lotus introduced their sponsors,