Engineering Manager | Trail Runner | Stockholm, Sweden

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master

Az idei F1 bajnoki címért a végén a Mercedes AMG Petronas csapat két pilótája harcolt egészen az utolsó versenyig. A csapat pedig megtalálta ezt az 1985-ös Rudyard Kipling verset, ami tökéletesen illik a szituációra. Meg sok más helyzetre is.

If you can keep your head when all about you
  Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
  But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
  Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
  And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
  If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
  And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
  Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
  And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
  And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
  And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
  To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
  Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
  Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
  If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
  With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
  And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son.

If— by Rudyard Kipling

Maranello Red

Ami köztudottan az autó színe.

Ferrari 625 TR

Nemsoká elstartol a kínai GP, ez alkalomból mindenki olvassa el Csikós Gábor öt cikkből álló Ferrari-történelmét a Totalcaron: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Kötelezően átvett tartalom Kelttől.

I just want to say…

Ferrari Formula 1 lineup at the Nürburgring

Ferrari In Aid (FIA)

Even I, a Ferrari supporter, think this is too much. Naturally I was upset about the results of the Belgian race, Kimi trashing his car the way he did on the penultimate lap, nevertheless penalising Hamilton with extra time after the race is lacking in aesthetic judgement. While every other time a (non-McLaren) driver made a mistake the judges opted for penalty fees, this time they decided to alter the very results. How can one take the races seriously after these decisions?

I don’t think I’m alone with the opinion anyway, that F1 got way too entangled in obscure regulations which are against the essence of competition. While I agree that rules must be laid down to keep oder and safety on the track, lately not even the teams seem to remember and apply them all. Also the decisions when to inflict a penalty and what kind seem quite arbitrary to me.

I wouldn’t want to win a race like Massa won this one either. If he eventually manages to win the championship I’m sure no-one will forget how today’s Grand Prix helped him to it.

megint hétfő

Azért ha megjátszották volna, hogy kitiltják az autókat Hamilton elől…

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was confirmed as Formula One champion on Sunday after Brazilian Grand Prix stewards decided to impose no penalties on BMW Sauber and Williams for alleged fuel irregularities.

(Sao Paolo, Reuters)

Update (cikk ugyanaz):

However, an FIA spokeswoman said McLaren had announced their intention to appeal.

Ez már több, mint nevetséges.

Forza Ferrari!

Finally, balance in the universe has been restored, everything is as it is supposed to be, the pieces have fallen into place, all is well: Kimi Räikkönen is World Champion in a FERRARI. God is red.