go jenson

bexley5200
bexley5200 Posts: 692
edited October 2009 in The bottom bracket
jensons world champ ,yes!
going downhill slowly

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  • ravey1981
    ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    amazing race... those moves he put in in the first 10 laps or so were immense. A worthy champion
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Does he get a rainbow jersey to wear next year?
    I like bikes...

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  • zedders
    zedders Posts: 509
    Does he get a rainbow jersey to wear next year?


    No he get a few million extra quid in bonuses, sponsorship and merchandising and alike!
    "I spend my petrol money on Bikes, Beer, Pizza, and Donuts "

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  • still has no contract for next year
    "you tried your best and failed miserably. the lesson is never to try"
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Don't need to watch the highlights I was saving now, thanks to the spoiler in the title!

    Ta.
  • I just want to be a fly on the wall at his party tonight!
    Let's close our eyes and see what happens
  • antooony
    antooony Posts: 177
    Brilliant stuff. Great result and a great race, drove like a true champion today. I can't see anyone beating him for SPOTY this year, not even Wiggo or Cav. I'd be happy with this result if I'm honest, won't be a bad thing as at least JB has a personality unlike a lot of the current crop of F1 drivers esp Hamilton.
  • NWLondoner
    NWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    I agree a worthy champion


    I was worried that JB was going to choke but the moves he made in this race were some of his best EVER!!!
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Pretty much the only sport I don't get. Seriously, I'll watch pretty much anything, but Formula 1 is utterly baffling to me. Where is the excitement? I watched a bit of tonight's race, and Button was moving up and down the rankings, and everyone (except me) was getting worked up, but NO-ONE WAS OVERTAKING ANYONE.

    Am I correct in thinking everything of any interest in an F1 race takes place in the pit lane? Riveting.
  • NWLondoner
    NWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    afx237vi wrote:
    Pretty much the only sport I don't get. Seriously, I'll watch pretty much anything, but Formula 1 is utterly baffling to me. Where is the excitement? I watched a bit of tonight's race, and Button was moving up and down the rankings, and everyone (except me) was getting worked up, but NO-ONE WAS OVERTAKING ANYONE.

    Am I correct in thinking everything of any interest in an F1 race takes place in the pit lane? Riveting.


    Thats funny. Jenson Button overtook quite a few cars. You must have been looking the other way :wink:

    To be honest the same could be said for road cycling. Why bother with an 6-8 hour race when it will be decided in the final 100mtr sprint :shock:


    Like cycling it's all about tactics and the unknown. Some races are better than others and this one was a good one. Although nothing will beat last years Brazilian Grand Prix. That was not for the faint hearted :twisted:
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    NWLondoner wrote:
    afx237vi wrote:
    Pretty much the only sport I don't get. Seriously, I'll watch pretty much anything, but Formula 1 is utterly baffling to me. Where is the excitement? I watched a bit of tonight's race, and Button was moving up and down the rankings, and everyone (except me) was getting worked up, but NO-ONE WAS OVERTAKING ANYONE.

    Am I correct in thinking everything of any interest in an F1 race takes place in the pit lane? Riveting.


    Thats funny. Jenson Button overtook quite a few cars. You must have been looking the other way :wink:

    To be honest the same could be said for road cycling. Why bother with an 6-8 hour race when it will be decided in the final 100mtr sprint :shock:


    Like cycling it's all about tactics and the unknown. Some races are better than others and this one was a good one. Although nothing will beat last years Brazilian Grand Prix. That was not for the faint hearted :twisted:

    Like I said, I only watched a bit of it. Maybe half an hour or so. Obviously the wrong half an hour or so.

    I get your point about cycling, but cycling is still won on the road, not in a garage. The thing about cycling is the unexpected can happen at any time - a crash, an echelon in the wind, a rider getting a hunger flat and so on. If the unexpected happens in F1, the safety car comes out, everyone drives slowly for a while, and the race is even more neutralised than it was 5 minutes earlier.

    Oh, unless someone deliberately crashes into a wall :wink:
  • Saying that the action takes place in the pitlane- Kimi driving and momentarily becoming a moving 60mph fireball (albeit briefly) was pretty fun!

    Congrats to Jenson, I had thought he choked as well but as was said earlier, those overtakes in the first ten showed that he does have the hunger skill and determination to be worthy.
    Ross Brawn saying cheers to all those we had to let go was a nice touch.
  • Nuggs
    Nuggs Posts: 1,804
    afx237vi wrote:
    but cycling is still won on the road, not in a garage.
    I don't know, there have been a vast number of cycle races won and lost due to mechanical issues.

    As with cycling, the skill of the person piloting the thing counts for nothing if the spanner monkeys, designers, engineers and tacticians cock their bit up...
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Don't need to watch the highlights I was saving now, thanks to the spoiler in the title!

    Ta.

    to be fair, you would need to be psychic to deduce that he had won the championship just from reading the title 'go jenson'....

    Perhaps if the title had read 'well done Jenson - F1 world champ 2009' that might have been different..... :)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    F1, piece of pi55. :wink:
  • BigDarbs
    BigDarbs Posts: 132
    afx237vi wrote:
    Pretty much the only sport I don't get. Seriously, I'll watch pretty much anything, but Formula 1 is utterly baffling to me. Where is the excitement? I watched a bit of tonight's race, and Button was moving up and down the rankings, and everyone (except me) was getting worked up, but NO-ONE WAS OVERTAKING ANYONE.

    Am I correct in thinking everything of any interest in an F1 race takes place in the pit lane? Riveting.

    I am not a huge F1 fan, but the Mclaren driving off with the flaming fuel rig behind him still attached, and the Ferrari disappearing into the ball of flame was pretty interesting... but you are right, it did happen in the pit lane!