Archive for May, 2007

Monaco, McLaren & Hamilton

May 31, 2007

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has taken flak for reportedy directing Lewis Hamilton to back off and stay second to current World Champion, Fernando Alonso.

McLaren have every right to look to the best interests of their main sponsor and engine manufacturer, Mercedes Benz, and of course their drivers.

Lewis Hamilton only achieved the second place spot on the starting grid. At one point Alonso was 11.5 seconds ahead of Hamilton. Irrespective as whatever Hamilton may think, he is the No-2 driver with Mercedes McLaren. On the day he was driving like a young man possessed on a circuit that doesn’t take prisoners, if he was intent on overtaking Alonso that may well have amounted to the two team cars crashing….great for McLaren!

While F1 head-honcho, Bernie Ecclestone, reportedly believed McLaren should have been suspended from the current 2007 season, the governing body decided there was no reason for a fine or suspension….and I totally agree!

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What Goes Around Comes Around!

May 31, 2007

The great-grandfather of Peter Bazalgette, Chief Creative Officer of Endemol, the TV production company who offer us such tastefully inclined programmes as the kidney donor show and Big Brother, evidently created London’s sewer system. How very appropriate!

My Favourite Movies

May 25, 2007

Everyone has a favourite movie, my favourites include The Great Escape, Schindler’s List, This Happy Breed, Hello Dolly, Ill Met By Moonlight, Funeral in Berlin, The Looking Glass War, M. Hulot’s Holiday, The Wooden Horse, The Magnificent Seven, Shane, Red River, Appointment in London, Guns of Navarone, The Day of The Jackal,  In Which We Serve, Anzio, Grumpy Old Men, and Grumpier Old Men. I have also enjoyed the TV movie Goodnight Mr Tom.

My favourite actors include, David Niven, Al Pacino, Steve McQueen, John Mills, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Charlie Bronson, Edward Fox, John Thaw, Robert Mitchum, Kay Walsh, Walter Matteau, Jack Lemon, T J Peaker, and Martine Carol.

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