FORMULA 1

POSTCARD FROM YAS MARINA

Lucky Shot! Thursday afternoon in Abu Dhabi. Beautiful F1 machinery lined up in the pit lane. Wolf – as in Toto – was not sighted today. His pilots were also not seen in today’s Drivers’ press conference. May be the Lucky One will do the talking on the track.

Jos with the real Boss. Papa Verstappen counting the Max championships while Dr Marko devours Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast in the desert. I had a chat with Jos. He politely declined to be interviewed but kindly answered some questions.

Main thing I wanted to know was how important was becoming the youngest world champion for Max and if that will influence the decision when his Red Bull contract is up. He responded by saying that the important thing is that he wins the championship, they are not chasing the youngest world champion record.

If Newey and Honda can provide the package, Red Bull has the Driver for next day early morning delivery.

Arab dynamics lecture for Ross Brawn.

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes (engine)? The divine cockpit of Sergio Perez’s Racing Point. “Checko” has established himself as a bona fide F1 driver and almost won the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix in a Sauber. His best result in junior Formula racing was second in GP2 in 2010 to another Latin fuego – Maldonado.

Checked out! McLaren still has a Spanish driver, but now it’s Mini Machismo and self-appointed “Smooth Operator” – Carlos Sainz Jr. The previous round in Brazil saw him take his first ever podium in Formula 1, courtesy of rare bad luck for the Lucky One. With the prevailing lovey dovey for Carlito and Lando, there is no vacancy for the man from Oviedo.

Racing and Season finale regards.

– – Nasir Hameed