Comments for en-gb 30 Sat 12 Jul 2014 14:04:05 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at fearno1racing hello ted Congrats on your blog nuff respect on your pit-lane work very Interesting....yes yes well done jenson button world champion sounds just right.what a drive what a ding dong in brazil....ted whats your take on the button/hamilton as team mates at mclaren next year? i would love to see them in the same team.1 jenson coming of age, 2 lewis hungry as ever...p.s any chance u could find me a drive in Tue 27 Oct 2009 20:20:25 GMT+1 Cotswoldrambler Ted's blogs are always worth reading. However I really have a big issue with the comment that Kimi bravely went through flames. This is simply not true.What I saw was Kimi unable to stop before entering a shower of unburnt fuel - it was the fuel reaching the hot exhaust of Kimi's car that started the fire. This meant that by then Kimi was already in the middle of the ensuing flames. Bravery had nothing to do with it - it was impossible for him not to drive through flames. Worse still it can be argued that he was stupid to carry on as he was at a far greater risk of crashing or having permanent damage to his eyesight.What was really lucky about this incident was that Kimi only swerved slightly to the left as he braked - any further and he would have mown down a whole pit crew. Mon 26 Oct 2009 21:06:27 GMT+1 LABSAB9 What a brilliant blog really enjoyed reading it.Gutted the last race of the season is coming up though!! can't wait for next year. I hope Hamilton is competitive from the off will be great watching him and Button battling at the front of the grid. Fri 23 Oct 2009 10:42:35 GMT+1 Michael T Well done Ted on inadvertently prompting my favourite moment of the season thus far - an emotional Ross Brawn choking up after the victory. Extremely telling and very inspirational, I think that your coverage is superb and the beeb couldn't do without you. Fri 23 Oct 2009 09:18:01 GMT+1 FishFingers What was the point of sending the team to Abu Dhabi to view the circuit ahead of time if all that is provided is a 1:50 video?When the full version is finally aired, the cars will already have been round the track for three practice sessions. Thu 22 Oct 2009 21:15:18 GMT+1 Stee_vee_E Ah, Bullet Monkey, well done sir.But now then, should I be sorry for the lack of some good old English courtesy on the BEEB & its website? Well yes, I think so. Wasn’t much to ask for… “and Mark Weber won the race”. That’s all. I believe it’s referred to as reporting. And as other non BBC news channels (TV & radio) did mention Weber, I find your remark about my initial post as being ‘ridiculous’ a somewhat pointless excursion into the ‘I wanna say sumfink ‘cause Buttons me Man’ arena. Buttons my man, too, BM.But, more importantly, F1’s my race. Oh well. Thu 22 Oct 2009 20:04:08 GMT+1 cordas Regarding Kovi at Renault, I think could be a good move for him. He will still know some/most of the guys there and as him and Kubica are friends that work quite nicely.I would imagine part of the reason that Kubica wants him is because while he may think Kovi has untapped potential I am also sure that Kubica thinks he can beat him consistently. Kovi has performed OK as a number 2 at McLaren but I think the team has expected a lot more than that from him and that may well have put Kovi in an unhappy place. I would imagine that Renault will build a car and the team around Kubica, and want a a decent enough driver in the second seat who will pick up regular points (he has scored 22 points this season which ain't bad given how bad the car was at the start of the season). Thu 22 Oct 2009 18:45:02 GMT+1 Hyperstar Congrats on this blog Thu 22 Oct 2009 18:39:15 GMT+1 ts2 As always I like your slant on the whole procedure. Glad you mentioned Raikonnen. He did pause after the fire, but I guess that's because he couldn't see where he was going. He's one cool customer, perhaps a bit too cool for Ferrari (as demonstrated eating ice-cream in Malaysia before it'd been officially stopped). I think he's driving amazingly well for a guy who's in a team that doesn't want him. I wonder whether there's a bonus if they beat Maclaren?I wonder if Heiki will have a better time at Renault without Flavio? He comes across as a quiet guy who needs his confidence boosted. Flavio would always tell his drivers they were rubbish unless they drove like Fernando.Finally I'm not much of a Button fan. He always struck me as too negative, but then he did often have a bad car. I'm happy for him that he succeeded, but I doubt Brawn will do as well until the budget caps kick in. Good luck too him though. I hope he take his confidence from this drive into the future, as that was something special.Thanks again Ted.TS Thu 22 Oct 2009 17:53:15 GMT+1 trmatthe Hi Ted,I wanted to add my voice to those commenting on how interesting this blog is - congratulations!What happened to the Japan pit lane blog though? I was waiting for it after the GP and it never appeared.thanks,Timps Well done Jenson and the Brawn team :) I've been rooting for you all year and you did an amazing job. Brazil was one of the best races in a very long time, and a totally deserving championship win. Thu 22 Oct 2009 16:28:53 GMT+1 Andrew Benson Ref post 4:I edit this blog and I'm afraid those slipped through the net. Our apologies for that. They have now been corrected. Thanks for pointing it out. Thu 22 Oct 2009 16:11:12 GMT+1 cordas @9 - Huh? Kimi is very highly rated in F1 as a driver and has been for years.... the question mark has been over his motivation and commitment when things are going his way/ he is bored. Thu 22 Oct 2009 16:00:04 GMT+1 cordas @2 - Button won the DWC, that is unsurprisingly a bigger news story than Mark winning the Race. In headline bulletins they give the headlines, on the full sports news they did talk about Webber winning the race.Interesting blod Ted, one question that I would have fired back at Webber/Red Bull regarding not giving him a new engine at Japan... yeah it might take a few hundred miles to bed in, but what did he hope to achieve starting from the pit lane, why not use the race as the bed in period....Is there any news yet about the Trulli, Sutil spat? I am also a little bit narked that Sutil has been portrayed as a dangerous driver because Kimi carries on driving into him, or driving him off the road and into the path of Trulli. Thu 22 Oct 2009 15:49:35 GMT+1 halfamo #8. mark-whitehouse wrote:"Why are people saying this is the first time a British driver has succeeded another British driver as champion?"I think that it's the first time an English driver has succeeded another English Driver. This is accurate if pointless, so perhaps the question should be: "Why are people saying this is the first time a English driver has succeeded another English driver as champion?" Thu 22 Oct 2009 15:45:30 GMT+1 mackthescout mark-whitehouse: I don't think anyone's saying it's the first time two Brits have succeeeded each other as World Champion; they're saying it's the first time since 1969, as was said repeatedly during the Brazilian GP broadcast.Ted, hope you enjoy your computer-free trip. Must be bliss. Thu 22 Oct 2009 15:33:34 GMT+1 HanzoRed Great article!I truly believe that Kimi proved he is a world class driver this season!Not many gave him the credit he deserves! Thu 22 Oct 2009 14:55:09 GMT+1 mark-whitehouse Why are people saying this is the first time a British driver has succeeded another British driver as champion?1962 - Graham Hill -GB1963 - Jim Clark - GB1964 - John Surtees - GB1965 - Jim Clark - GBand1968 - Graham Hill - GB1969 - Jackie Stewart - GBSo it's happened quite often.(data from the F1 owns website) Thu 22 Oct 2009 14:53:42 GMT+1 alcoholicmonkey Slight correction Ted - Kovalainen left the pit box after the lollipop man told him to go. I'm not sure why so many BBC F1 people are going on like it was Kovalainen's fault. Nobody's mentioned the $50,000 fine given to McLaren for the incident.Otherwise a great blog :) Thu 22 Oct 2009 14:26:11 GMT+1 Ginger Best blog on the F1 site Ted, thanks again.Lewis for the race in Abu Dhabi.... Thu 22 Oct 2009 14:01:29 GMT+1 BulletMonkey Steve_vee_E: The reason they 'salivated' over Button and ignored Webber was quite simple, really - Webber's victory meant nothing other than a personal milestone for him. Button became World Champion and created history in doing so. Plus, in case you haven't noticed, Button comes from this country. It's ridiculous that you'd even question such treatment. Thu 22 Oct 2009 14:01:17 GMT+1 ThirdWindow Informative blog, Ted, but can you or the BBC please proof-read it before it is posted? I refer to the following: Discrete and Qualifyied. Thu 22 Oct 2009 13:13:44 GMT+1 Kordith Good blog Ted, it's always good to read what you have found out and your thoughts on the weekend.I can not beleive it's the last weekend of the season coming up already! Thu 22 Oct 2009 13:03:51 GMT+1 Stee_vee_E Well, Ted, thankfully the infatuation with Buttons success is now subsiding within the media. I was sickened while watching three prime time BBC news programmes salivate over him, while not even mentioning Webers name. Indeed, even this BBC F1 web page did virtually the same. Class stuff. Thu 22 Oct 2009 12:49:05 GMT+1 WelcomeHomeF1 Can't wait for Abu Dhabi - should be a free-for-all!Cheers, Ted. Good blog, as ever, particularly your insight into how Jenson transformed himself from zero to hero overnight. Thu 22 Oct 2009 12:22:59 GMT+1