Saturday, July 07, 2007

Two thoughts:

First-a moan. It seems that cold calling has entered the twenty first century. I was interrupted in my viewing of F1 Qualifying by a phone call. I picked the phone up, said Hello, Hello, and then a recorded message began trying to give me free calls on my home telephone.


Off goes the phone but for goodness sake I cannot believe I got cold called by a blooming answer machine.
It is bad enough ringing up a company and having to go through the automation service without having automated cold calls!
It is all very T3


Talking of unstoppable forces -Lewis grabs pole for tomorrow's British GP.
On his last lap.
He was behind teammate Alonso and the two Ferrari's whole session. Then he slips in a stellar lap like that. I don't want to add to the hype but oh well, that ability to grab pole at the death of a quali session reminds me of Ayrton Senna.

As to the race tomorrow will we see another Alonso mistake at the start trying to prove a point? He certainly does not look happy in the post quali press conference turning away as Hamilton talks about the fantastic support he is receiving.
Other commentators seem to think the pressure will be on Hamilton. I disagree. Hamilton has wanted to drive for F1 and McLaren all his life, now he is there he is in his element. Everything else is a bonus. He has the speed, his old boss at ART in GP2 Frederic Vasseur confirmed that. He has the support and he is doing well, and that just adds confidence in a positive feedback loop.

For me the pressure is Alonso's. HE is the double World Champion.

HE is 14 points behind his teammate who is a rookie.

And after the qualifying lap like Hamilton's he must be thinking what do I have to do to beat this guy? For a double world champion used to winning, mostly easily, to be on the limit and know it's still not quite enough, is bad enough. Against your teammate in his first season. Well, that is a bitter pill to swallow. Psychologically that is pressure.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Good old Wistful is back.


Sometimes we all go through periods where something knocks us off balance and we need to withdraw, regroup, recover.

A chrysalis of human design as it were.

To re-emerge stronger, fitter, healthier, more productive.

Am I there yet, not sure. But I do know that going to France, even though I was sort of working reawakened a part of myself I had closed off for a while, I had been on autopilot it seems.

Well now I feel refreshed, renewed, ready for the next challenge.

Time to start blogging again.

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