A loss of integrity for the Australian Grand Prix?

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Here we have something quite left of field, and potentially a regular feature before races. Our newest contributor is known as @reefgirl3 and she’s very passionate about F1 but also delves into the arts that some may find strange and intriguing. Today’s offering is certainly an unusual combination of the sport we love and the esoteric.

Australian Grand Prix Tarot Readings

About @reefgirl3 – A Tarot reading knitter, with a love of cooking and loud music. I love my garden, my daughter and my partner, I love science fiction especially Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Star Trek, Star Wars and Babylon 5. I’m a big fan of F1, Wintersports and Cycling. In other words I’m an all round geek.

I live on the South Coast of England and I’ve been reading Tarot for about 10 years, professionally for about 3. I also dabble in Astrology and look to the sky to make sense of what is going on

Away from the esoteric, I work as a cook in a care home for people with Learning Difficulties. I’m a big fan of crime drama, I watch a lot on TV and read a lot of crime novels. I enjoy knitting, crochet and cross stitch, I also grow my own herbs for cooking.

For the new season I have purchased a brand new deck of cards.

What can we expect to see in the Australian Grand Prix?

Mood for the weekend – Five of Coins

What to look out for – Five of Cups

Outcome – Five of Swords

Mood for the weekend: Five of Coins

On the card, a blinded Arya Stark sits outside a house of faith with a begging bowl in her hand, at her feet lays the staff the Waif gave her to fight with.

The suit of Coins represents the element of Earth; this shows us the material world, money, career, home, family and the actual earth.

Arya has lost everything, her faith, her family, her purpose, everything she holds dear for one stupid moment of revenge against Ser Meryn.

This weekend there will be a feeling of fear, loss and powerlessness. It’s the start of a new season so fear is upmost in everyone’s mind but it will be a test of endurance and determination. Like Arya, blind, alone and at the mercy of the Waif, she can either fight or die and this is the energy running through the paddock this weekend, fight or die.

What to look out for: Five of Cups

On the card, Queen Cersei stands alone in the Red Keep, she is in mourning, the last of her children has died, Maggy the Frog’s prophesy has come true. She stare’s mournfully at the 3 spilled goblets on the floor, (representing  Joffrey, Mycella and Tommen) but she ignores the 2 full goblets on the table behind her.

The suit of Cups represents the element of Water, showing up emotions and intuition.

This card shows us loss, mourning and bereavement, following the previous card, loss and upset is going to overwhelm a lot of people in the paddock this weekend, whether it’s people leaving teams, personnel loss, even the loss of the race. All of these emotions will spill over at the end of the weekend and will possibly rumble on until the next race, but don’t forget to look at the positives that will come out of all this misery, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Outcome: Five of Swords: Five of Swords

On the card, Bran Stark hands over Winterfell to Theon Greyjoy and his army

The suit of Swords represents the element of air, as well as communication, challenges and logic.

Yet another card of loss, along with defeat and humiliation. Traditionally, this card shows defeat and possibly an unfair victory, someone taking advantage of problems within, like Theon and his capture of Winterfell. The winner of this race will take delight in rubbing salt into his defeated opponents wounds, there may also be a feeling of, the win not being as clean as it could have been. Following on from the previous card, the bad feelings about the win will rumble on for a long while and will leave a bad taste with fans and opponents alike.


With three cards all showing the number five, traditionally harsh cards in all suits, loss is going to be felt strongly through the paddock this weekend, obviously someone is going to win but even that will feel like a loss, especially if, as indicated by the Five of Swords, it’s not as honest as it could be. The loss could not just be about the loss of the actual race, it could also be the loss of integrity, mourning the loss of the sport’s heritage and the faith that everyone plays by the same rules. These Fives have the potential to do a lot of damage this weekend

8 responses to “A loss of integrity for the Australian Grand Prix?

  1. Loss of integrity has already happened. 3 grid place penalty to Dan Ricciardo. Now Hammo will win and we will all think he won by default.

  2. With so much fives, Car number five is likely to win.

    So I am going to put my money on Vettel.

  3. Seriously?
    Tarot Cards? I mean really!
    Each to their own and all that, and i would never stand in the way of anyones right to follow whatever hobbies, pastimes or beliefs they wish, but the editor must be really desperate for a different ‘edge’ to seriously consider this mumbo as worthy on an F1 website…. F1 is after all, the pinnacle of engineering, science, research, data and er, y’know… facts

    Also, taking note of your snide comments at the head of this peice…. its one thing to publish this sort of thing, also to forgive the quality of ‘journalism’ and editing, but to continually denigrate one of the most experienced, hard working and professional F1 journalists… just because he may have objected to some comments made on his blog, or to have pointed out the difference between a professional attending a season of races with a press pass, and someone sat at home jn their pants watching telly…?!
    That to me really marks the level at which this site sits!

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