Italian GP: Lot of people are dissatisfied

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Belgian GP – How did I do last time?

On a number of fronts I got it right, Ferrari beat Mercedes is a straight fight showing they have the better car, Lawrence Stroll got his team so that his son can have a better car and damn the consequences, so all in all it ticks a lot of boxes.

Astrologically speaking, there is not a lot going on in the heavens this weekend, The Moon moves from Taurus to Gemini, so there will be a lot of talk, whispers and insinuation this weekend. With the Moon in Trine with Mars charged emotions will be put to good use.



What can we expect to see for the Italian Grand Prix?

Mood for the weekend – Four of Cups

What to look out for – Three of Cups

Outcome – Justice

Mood of the Weekend: Four of Cups

On the card, Sansa Stark is sitting under the Weirwood Tree in the Godswood, she is staring at three goblets in front of her, she is ignoring the goblet being offered to her by Littlefinger.

The suit of Cups represents the element of water; this shows us emotions and intuition.

Traditionally, this card indicates dissatisfaction, indifference, boredom and general ‘Meh’. There is a need to withdraw from an emotional situation, take some time out to regroup and contemplate your next move. You also need to remember that your answers are out there for you to find, don’t wallow in ‘Poor Me’ and victim mentality, accept help and inspiration when it is put in front of you.

Sansa could have wallowed in self-pity and victim mentality, God knows the poor girl suffered enough throughout her life, but instead she learned the lessons Littlefinger was teaching her, to fight her battles in her head before putting them into practice.

Working out how to get what she wanted and boy did she learn those lessons well, a little too well as Ramsey Bolton and Littlefinger will attest. I’m not saying you should get your little sister to slit your mentor’s throat or feed you ex to his dogs, but even your worst enemy can teach you valuable lessons.

What to look out for: Three of Cups

On the card, three glasses are raised in salute, we can’t see whom the glasses belong to but they seem to be good friends and are toasting something.

Traditionally this card shows celebrations with a group of close friends. This card shows itself again this weekend so celebrations are in order, for what I don’t know, getting one over on your rivals is niggling at me.

This has been rumbling through the paddock all year and last week, Ferrari had much to celebrate by beating Mercedes fair and square, as did Force India, relinquishing their points then scoring well in their first race under new ownership. So celebrate any victory, big or small this weekend.

Outcome: Justice

On the card, Ned Stark sits on the Iron Throne, above him hangs the scales of justice and his hand rests on his family sword, Ice. He is troubled.

This is a Major Arcana card, it shows us that the message of this card is very important to the answers you’re seeking.

This card does exactly what it says on the tin, you are going to get the justice you deserve. Your actions will have fair consequences and everything will fall into place. The Truth will catch up with liars and cheats and responsible people will be fairly compensated.

This could very well be rolling over from last week, there were many accusations of ‘Trickery’ and underhandedness being voiced through the paddock but those accusations will be sorted out fairly this weekend.

Cause and Effect is also a meaning for this card, so if you are going to go running to the FIA or the stewards to tell tales, be very careful, it may come back and bite you on the arse if they start poking into your affairs. As Ned Stark said, “Let he who passes sentence swing the sword”, just be very careful whom you say it to, remember what happened to Ned when he sought justice.


There is a feeling of ‘Meh’ around the paddock this weekend, a lot of people are dissatisfied with their lot, but they seem to be happier blaming themselves, other people and life in general that actually doing something about it (Mercedes and Williams to name two.)

They need to go back to their base and work out how to get themselves out of the hole they’re in and not bleat at the media about “It’s not our fault, it’s theirs”. Look for a way out and accept offers to help you out, although with Littlefinger doing the offering on the card, be very careful whose help you accept, it may cost you more than you’re prepared to pay. Look out for reasons to celebrate, whether it’s a new contract or a great quail or winning your home race, raise that glass high.

Justice is going to come for someone, it may not be for something that happened this week but something that is long overdue will sort itself out in your favour this weekend. On the flip side, it could be that someone who has been sailing a fine line and exploiting grey areas in the rules will get what is coming to them and it won’t be pretty, they will face the full weight of the law.


Memorable moments – The 2008 Italian GP


Rain on Saturday and Sunday mixed the order up at Monza in 2008, with the main championship protagonists struggling, giving a lively mixed up race which saw plenty of wheel to wheel action, and a new star emerge for Formula One.

But this weekend see’s the Tifosi willing their top driver Sebastian Vettel on for a win at the hallowed ‘Cathedral of Speed’ that is the Monza circuit in the heart of Ferrari country. The question is, off the back of a very convincing performance at the high speed circuit of Spa, can they go one better at Monza?

Sebastian has known the passion of the Tifosi before, his only win at the circuit in an Italian car albeit in a Toro Rosso. Lets take a trip down memory lane and revisit that incredible victory, his first of many wins in fact.

During the Grand Prix in 2008 Ferrari were down the order, but it was an Italian team powered by Ferrari who would take the glory. A fresh-faced Sebastian Vettel would emerge from the haze to become the youngest F1 race winner at that time.  His first win came with Toro Rosso, and was of course Ferrari powered, at Monza of all places! It is still Toro Rosso’sonly win in Formula One to date, and was the first win for an Italian team other than Ferrari since 1957, when Juan Manuel Fangio took victory for Maserati.

After a damp qualifying, Vettel had become F1’s youngest polesitter, with Heikki Kovalainen lining up alongside him on the front row for McLaren. Mark Webber was third for the senior Red Bull squad with Vettel’s Toro Rosso team mate Sebastien Bourdais in fourth. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was back in sixth, but he fared better than both his team mate Kimi Raikkonen, who lined up in 14thplace, and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who had to settle for 16th place, after they both had taken the wrong tyre for the start of the wet qualifying session, and failed to set a time before the track conditions deteriorated.

The race too was held under wet conditions, with the race started under the safety car. When the safety car pulled in Vettel kept the lead, using the clear track and better visibility to his advantage, and he coasted serenely clear to his first win, only losing the lead during the pit stops. Behind, Vettel’s team mate Bourdais was in trouble from the get go, his car not starting on the grid, the unfortunate Frenchman being rolled into the pits as the cars pulled off the grid and losing a lap and falling out of contention immediately.

In the spray behind Vettel there was plenty of action on track, but the end result saw the championship contenders fail to pose a threat. Felipe Massa may well look back on this race as a lost opportunity, he seemed to play it all too safe in the slippery conditions and to come home in sixth, while his championship rival Lewis Hamilton minimised the damage to his title hopes by charging through the field to come just one place behind Massa in 7th. Kimi Raikkonen, who like Hamilton had gotten his Saturday all wrong, had a pointless race to 9th place.

Behind Vettek, the podium was completed by McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen in second place, withRobert Kubica taking third for BMW-Sauber after the conditions went his way, his single planned stop allowing him to change to intermediate tyres at just the right moment. But the day was all about Toro Rosso and F1’s new youngest race winner, the emerging talent of one Sebastian Vettel.

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