F1 British GP: Something Old, Something New…

The old wedding adage seemed to fit perfectly for yesterday’s British Grand Prix. The irony of that statement is that the marriage at Red Bull is quickly disintegrating. But something old was Silverstone, host of the first ever round of the Formula One World Championship in 1950. Something new is the Arena Circuit layout which was designed for Moto GP and used for this year’s F1 Grand Prix. Something borrowed was Mark Webber’s front wing which was borrowed by Sebastian Vettel. And something blue was Mark Webber’s Red Bull as it streaked across the line as he took his third win of the season. Continue reading


Formula 1: Track Changes A Plenty

While the FIA and FOTA have been working on ways to improve the show by making the cars more passing friendly, a pair of circuits are taking the initiative to improve the show on their end. The Silverstone Circuit, home of the British Grand Prix, and the Sakhir Circuit, home of the Bahrain Grand Prix, will both feature a new layout for their 2010 grand prix weekends.

Track maps and analysis after the jump. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

If it’s not worth talking about, then it must be time again for the Not News of the Week.

Rage Against The Machine took home its second major honour in as many weeks last week. After taking the Christmas Number One single in Britain, lead singer Zach de la Rocha took home an award for the 2009 Beard of the Year. Britain’s Beard Liberation Front hands out the award annual for the best beard on a well-known person across the globe. Previous honourees include Tom Jones and Robert Plant. They also handed out the award for beard of the decade which went to Glastonbury music festival founder Michael Eavis (narrowly beating Fidel Castro). Continue reading

Not News of the Week

It’s that time of week again. It’s time to look at the weirdest and wackiest stories from the last seven days. It’s time for the Not News of the Week.

The Beatles famously sang that all you need is love. Well, a British couple have found that all you really need is porn. In order to fund a beachfront wedding in Cancun, Mexico, a British couple has made three porn films and are planning to make four more. Among the things the couple have done are dripping hot wax on each other, paddling, and a threesome. Apparently, their family and friends are very understanding of what they’re doing. I wonder if their four kids will feel the same way when they come across their parents on the internet. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

For the 20th time in the blog’s history, it’s time for all the weird and wacky stories from around the world. It’s the Not News of the Week.

Canada caused quite the diplomatic crisis last week. Federal transport minister John Baird was supposed to be attending gala in Toronto but wasn’t able to make it to the event. To explain his absence, Baird sent someone a text message saying “Thatcher has died.” A Prime Ministerial aide was dispatched to confirm the news and write a statement mourning the death of Margaret Thatcher. However, calls to Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street (the British Prime Minister’s residence) indicated that Thatcher was still alive. It turns out Baird was skipping the gala because his cat, named Thatcher, had died. When British journalists found out about the incident, they naturally had a field day with it. The aide who was told to write the statement was quoted as saying that if the cat wasn’t dead, he would have strangled it. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

Every week, there are stories that won’t make the headlines, take up weeks of coverage on CNN, or have people buzzing at the water cooler. These are the stories that aren’t worth talking about. This is the Not News of the week.

The city of Toronto can be glad that they don’t have to put up with garbage men this stuck up about procedure while they’re all on strike. A British garbage man refused to collect one man’s garbage can because it was placed three inches too far to the right and not sitting square on the sidewalk. The same man found his garbage uncollected two weeks later because there was a crumpet in his recycling bin. I guess that British garbage men are the only ones who have an appreciation for Feng Shui. Continue reading