Well, 2 weeks since the launch of the blog – over 3000 hits and some very complimentary comments. I’ve quickly learned in social media though, you need a thick skin as some comments are not just au contraire but pretty abusive. Hey Ho.
Its not been too bad so far. We called the Jake leaving the BBC the week before it was announced and suggested in the “Shrinking Calendar” piece there may be trouble yet for New Jersey (You can see the date published on each article)
Well today was the day that wasn’t. We’ve had an FIA executive meeting with no news, a Mercedes car company board meeting with no news and the much awaited Eddie Jordan prediction was also – no news.
So here’s some links to a few things that have occurred.
Lewis girlfriend Nicole has issued denials she was kissing singer Chris brown. They are just old friends. Hopefully, Lewis will see it that way http://uk.eonline.com/news/349070/chris-brown-and-nicole-scherzinger-they-were-not-kissing-say-reps
Paul Hembury has withdrawn from twitter after universal acclaim for his openness and interaction with the fans. No reason has been given. I can’t post a link as his tweets are gone – sorry.
The mercurial Mr. E announces a night race in Bankok, probably 2014 http://uk.eonline.com/news/349070/chris-brown-and-nicole-scherzinger-they-were-not-kissing-say-reps
Further news from Mr. E as we are informed us Ross Brawn’s paper filing system isn’t what it used to be. Apparently Mercedes haven’t signed the Concorde agreement because they’ve not yet seen it http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/9566775/F1-flotation-delayed-until-markets-improve-says-Bernie-Ecclestone.html#
Jaime Alguersuari to miss next three races with BBC radio to concentrate on training for 2013 F1 return:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/19732939 …
Australia are agitating for a fee reduction, but Mr. E wants them to make it a night race. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/102864
The mystery 3 week gap on the provisional calendar many thought had been left for a return of the French GP is still a mystery, as the French authorities say no public money for any GP will be provided. http://www.crash.net/f1/news/184411/1/no_state_backing_for_french_gp.html
My favourite of the day which made me laugh a lot. A few people reporting the impending indictment of Mr E today. I’ve updated my piece from yesterday piece – “Ecclestone Lawyers offer cash to settle bribery charges” – beyond irony http://wp.me/p2HWOP-4x