Justice on the track

I liked this front page of ferrari.com and I thought I will share it with you. I cant link to that page as it is in flash, but I got a picture of that.

I would like to point out at a couple of remarks made on Schumacher in the FIA post-race press conference – Monaco too.

Q: (Dan Knutson, National Speed Sport News) For Fernando, at the end of the race, Michael set the fastest lap. How difficult do you think the race would have been if he had been on pole?

FA: I don’t know, but he was not in pole and I don’t think about what the others are doing from the back and I don’t see the times also from Monteiro and Albers. It doesn’t matter and well done to them for the fastest laps.#.

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Monaco GP: 2006

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Fernando Alonso won an eventful Monaco Grand Prix yesterday, extending his lead in the world championship to 21 points. It was his first triumph in the Principality. (more…)

Schumacher is stripped of pole position

I havent watched the qualifying live but read the news and waited for the official announcement from the stewards. According to their report, Michael Schumacher will start from the back of the grid for the Monaco Grandprix after stewards decided that he blocked the track in the final minutes of qualifying, preventing others from beating his time. Schumacher appeared to lock his brakes and then run wide as he entered the final Rascasse corner in the dying moments of the session. The former champion regained control without hitting the barriers, but came to a halt with his stalled car partially blocking the circuit, forcing other drivers to slow down. Schumacher was on provisional pole at that time. (more…)

My 3 Column K2 Style

I have been receiving lot of emails recently asking me to release the style I am currently using on my blog. I am using the same revision four of the 3 colum k2 style I released couple of weeks back, based on one of the svn releases (k2-Beta.2-revision-344) of K2. I made few changes to the basic style as you can see on the front page, links page and in the comments template. So, I have decided to clean up the css and release it, as it is on my blog right now. Ofcourse I have to redesign my blog after that.

But before I release my current theme, I want to know how many people are using my Basic 3 column K2 style and how many are interested on my current theme. So, please leave your comments and if I get a good response, I will release it immediately.

Monaco GP – News roundup 1

Flavio Briatore thinks that World champion Fernando Alonso’s move to McLaren in 2007 could provide Renault with a motivational boost and will have a fresh motivation for 2007, to make sure Renault is beating McLaren and Alonso. Alonso announced in December that even though he’d just won the title with Renault he would be leaving the team at the end of this year’s Championship.

The seven time World Champion, Michael Schumacher who dominated the Monaco Grand Prix between 1994 and 2001, winning five times, has only two podium finishes to show for the last four years was cautiously optimistic for this weekends race. Schumacher is currently 15 points adrift of championship leader Fernando Alonso and a strong qualifying position is vital for the former champion if he is to make a dent in the Renault driver’s lead, on a track where overtaking is notoriously difficult. However since the qualifying format was changed in 2003 and cars were made to qualify with race fuel, Ferrari has tended to fuel Schumacher heavier than some of his rivals in a bid to be on the optimum strategy for the race. (more…)

Renault named World team of the Year

World Champion’s Renault team was last night named ‘World Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Often dubbed ‘the sporting Oscars’, the Laureus Awards are a recognition of achievement from the world of sport. The winners are voted by a jury of 40 of the world’s great sports people. Fernando Alonso missed out to tennis player Roger Federer while Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP rider and part-time Ferrari test driver got the ‘Spirit of Sport’ award.

Australia on Google maps

Finally Google launched its street level maps of major Australian and New Zealand cities yesterday. The search is still not working and many people are mentioning that the maps are really old and missing lot of changes. According to Sydney Morning Herald “Lars, his brother Jens, and two Aussies, Noel Gordon and Stephen Ma, developed the mapping service which they sold to Google in 2004 and which then became Google Maps“. It’s really shame that we have to identify a place and zoom it to look at the location you want. Street-directory.com.au is lot lot better than Google Maps, Australia. Australian Google Maps mashups & resources .

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Flickr now in Gamma

The online photo management and sharing application, flickr has moved from beta to gamma status. After Yahoo rolling out a new interface now is Flickr’s turn and they have made major improvements like New Navigation, New Search, New and Improved Organizr, and the Person Menu. What are you waiting for? Go have a look!