Saturday, November 25, 2006

Incredible Hulkenberg!

Updates have been dismal and pathetic, I know, but would you please put the blame down on the A1GP Malaysian race which I’m doing some work on, and which has certainly taken a chunk of my time, energy and grey-cells for the past two weeks.

The rain poured and poured on race day, and to say it was torrential would still almost be an understatement. But all considered it was a good weekend, and even Jeff Ooi and Lensa Malaysia enjoyed it (thanks for the great pics Jeff and Moriazy!)

But out of the puddle and mud emerged a winner who probably had total domination of the race weekend. Keep an eye out on barely legal Nico Hulkenberg, managed by Michael Schumacher's manager Willi Weber, and a certain star of the future.

A 19 year-old with not just incredible skill, but a chilling calm, a good head on his shoulders, and a look in his eye like faraway fires burning. Seeing him drive away from the rest of the field in the soaking wet tarmac of Sepang certainly brought back memories of his compatriot, the rainmeister.

Hulkenberg is certain to emerge as a star in the higher echelons of motor racing in years to come. It isn't a stretch to say he could go on to be Germany's worthy successor to their favourite son.
Alex Yoong finished a creditable seventh, in the same position he qualified in, but three places down from the position he started the race in, which was gained during the earlier sprint race.

Alex lost some battles, and won some battles, and with A1 Team Malaysia now third in the standings behind leaders Germany and Great Britain, the A1GP season is looking good indeed

But before all that, there is still yet another stern test for my beloved Manchester United, after the swing swung back in the UEFA Champions League unfortunate loss on Wednesday. Pick yourself up Louis Saha; we got business to attend to!

On the one hand, this yo-yoing of results would mean we I ought to be optimistic this weekend. On the other hand, however, we’re playing Chelsea. It should be a tight, cagey affair at Old Trafford and I for one wouldn't be suprised with an anti-climatic stalemate.

As long as it keeps us ahead of them, I’ll be happy for now.

Manchester United vs. Chelsea
LIVE from Old Trafford. Sunday, 26th November, 2006. 11:55pm.
Make no mistake about it: This is the match of the week.


Gallivanter said...

I'm expecting a close game as Chelsea won't be as sapless as Liverpoo. :-) Good luck!

spiller said...

bore draw. YAWN.

enjoy your holidays bro!

Dev said...

brudder, you ben incognito too long lazy booty!! a 1-1 draw....well good result for the league. my wife says u stink

lilyliverbird said...

yeah...boring match. much hype over nothing. match fixing ke?

Mr D said...

my wife still thinks you stink! hehe..

the pot :-)

Kenny Ng said...

disappointed result...

Mamabola said...

Good performance by Michael Carrick. My vote for man of the match.

Keropok said...

Very sorry folks, I've been having some spam messages, and instead of having to install the crappy identity verification (which always annoys me when I drop by other blogs) I've have to delete some comments. Shabby Singh, Jemima, Mong - my spologies.

6 points ahead isn't a bad turn at all. So happy to be completely wrong in my pre-season analysis.