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The Daly Planet


By Carol Einarsson | 05/29/2010

Nico Rossberg apparently took his motorcoach to Istanbul so he didn't have to fight the traffic to and from the hotel, but says the transportation costs are too high and he won't do that again. Imagine a motorcoach lot at a NASCAR race where just one driver had the whole place to himself.

Jensen Button and his model girlfriend have split. He says the long-distance thing wasn't working, but others are saying he made the hard choice to put his driving first. Good call.

Lewis Hamilton is actually being scrutinized now for wearing earings while he practiced. Apparently the F1 rules prohibit any jewelry from being worn, for safety reasons.

Sebastian Vettel names his cars. Currently he's driving Randy Mandy after breaking up with Luscious Liz. In 2009 he was driving Kate's Dirty Sister. What do you suppose would happen if someone in NASCAR named their car Kate's Dirty Sister?

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By Carol Einarsson | 03/14/2010
Last year I tried to incorporate Formula One into our menu of weekly articles, and I'm afraid the readership just isn't there. Unlike NASCAR at Fontana, I'm willing to admit that this might not be the target audience for that series. However, there was enough interest that I thought I'd share my picks for the season. It seems I found myself included in an F1 fantasy league of sorts, but rather than scoring week after week, it's a one-shot deal. Pick the top six in order of finish at season's end. You get one point for each position missed from your prediction. Low score wins. Wanna play?
Bookmark this page and feel free to use the comment section as a year-long forum for RJO F1 fans. It will age off this main page, but if you lose your bookmark, you can access it again from the top menu bar by clicking ARTICLES and then F1.
Since we're getting a late jump on this, if you'd like to play along, we'll count all entries dated in the comment section up until Saturday, March 20th, 6pm, so you'll have a free "sneak peek" at the season before you commit to your picks. We may not have much F1 coverage at the site this year, but we'll check in from time to time, and we'll see how well we did after Abu Dhabi in mid-November.

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By Carol Einarsson | 07/13/2009
CHEERS to the Nurburgring! Jackie Stewart called it “the green hell”, but BBC enthusiasts will remember Sabine Schmitz’s laps in a Ford Transit around The Ring on Top Gear.

JEERS to Mark Webber seeming so nonchalant about the pole position. “Yeah, it’s fine. It’s a good position to start the race.” It’s his first pole, even! I think Peter Windsor was more excited than Weber was.

CHEERS , though, to Ruben Barrichello smiling and happy about the outside pole.

JEERS to my tendency to keep reaching for the remote thinking I can fast forward through the commercials. After all, it’s two in the afternoon, and this is Formula One.

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Last Activity: 07/14/09
By Carol Einarsson | 06/22/2009
CHEERS to The Stig at the last race at Silverstone! What a surprising treat that was!

CHEERS to the wheels of change, and “Their ace, Jenson Button has all but replaced Lewis Hamilton in British hearts…” As happy as I am for Jenson, part of me feels kinda bad for ol’ Lewis, a victim of his team’s inability to think outside the box.

CHEERS to Silverstone, but why they’re abandoning it when it is packed even on Saturday is a mystery to anyone with a clue about good business practice.

JEERS to an F1 split, and Ecclestone running his multi-billion dollar business into the ground. Say goodnight, Bernie.

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Last Activity: 06/23/09
By Carol Einarsson | 06/08/2009
An excerpt:

CHEERS to the back side of the Red Bull pit sign where the bull is lying on his back with his feet up in the air like a dead bull rather than a Red Bull.

JEERS to the stand-off that’s happening right now in Formula One. Was nothing at all learned from Indy? I know we’re in the U.S., but surely they at least heard about it, right?

CHEERS , though, to Vettel ignoring the order. He may still let Mark finish ahead, but he’s not about to let it look like a whoopin’. (Is there such a thing as a whoopin’ in Formula One?)

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Last Activity: 06/09/09
By Carol Einarsson | 05/25/2009

CHEERS to my favorite F1 track for the beauty of its home, the tight turns of the streets, and of course, that fantastic tunnel!

CHEERS to Peter Windsor’s warm memories of his father bringing him to the track as a boy.

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Last Activity: 05/29/09
By Carol Einarsson | 05/11/2009

CHEERS to Jenson Button on the pole AGAIN! And the joy of his father was shared by all.

CHEERS to the Acura commercial for the American Le Mans Series. The testing round for the next generation of Acura automobiles.

CHEERS to Giancarlo, happy to talk to Peter. And we like Peter's encouragement that at least he's starting in a place to avoid the first turn wreck. He said it so certain that it was inevitable.

JEERS to showing the guy going off for a bathroom break as he appears to be... um.. de-wedging himself?

JEERS to the dismay in Peter Windsor's voice at the presence of all the greats at the back of the grid.

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Last Activity: 05/13/09
By Carol Einarsson | 04/27/2009

CHEERS to the cool flag display made up of other, smaller flags. What an excellent example of using what you have. They have wind, so they use it to make aerial art.

CHEERS to two BILLION dollars invested to get to the front row at Bahrain. Who says the economy is weak?

CHEERS to Peter Windsor in the shade, and still needing a drink! And then finding himself a visor, even.

CHEERS to a shout-out to the U.S. Navy!! No, we don't mind at all if you pick up the satellite. We appreciate all you do!

F1 Marketing Group, Inc.

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Last Activity: 04/28/09

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