This was supposed to be Barrichello's week, week of achievements and shame maybe:S I thought, he could be a coach given his vast experience. That's enough for his week i suppose.
Drivers who need a coach. All drivers can't possibly be put in that category. I recall Jacques Vlleneuve being asked upon his arrival in F1, if he had had any help/guidance from team mate Damon Hill. Never one to be a diplomat, he tried to dodge the question, then gave a simple and honest reply i thought, saying, when you are at that level, you are too proud ( read arrogant ) to take advise from people.
Some drivers, and they would mostly be drivers classified in "B" category who might benefit from something like that. Maybe some from the "A" list too, namely a certain driver, a world champion, who could not get the tires to work for him and is now no longer a part of F1:-# Top drivers, they don't need a coach in my opinion. The ones at the very top of the pile, and there is hardly room for one or two there, they get there not by coaching but other qualities they have and on a given day something they do which might cost them a win or a podium will help them on another occasion win a crucial race or something which will likely lead to a world title, a better race seat, anything.
What they can do with is a sports psychologist, especially those who are not tough mentally. We have seen what has become of Massa, and he can do with one. It's a mental thing for him now and something he needs to over come very quickly. Not that he has any hope in hell of being the team leader again but more so to do with his overall performance so another team might actually show interest in him. Coaches might work for younger drivers, maybe but Steve will correct me if i am wrong. Some time back, i think it was Nikki Lauda, who certainly has a thing or two to say suddenly, he was made the head of Jaguar Racing, who were struggling. In his attempt to be a hands on boss, he said, he would test the car to get a better understanding of it etc etc. One of his drivers made a small bet with him about getting to within 5 seconds of the time that driver would set in testing. Mr Lauda took to the track and after numerous spins and i think a best time some 10 seconds slower ( not sure about the difference ) than the driver he had had a bet with, came into the pits and gave up.
F1 moves at such a rapid pace, in every respect-that it's hard to have a coach as one would have in another sport. Mentors maybe, sports psychologists, yes, but a coach, no.
Vettel's video is authentic. Whether the voice is his during the GP, hard to tell but it was a famous, rather infamous exchange that took place. Another one of his is from Canada, when running in whatever position, he asked whether he had to " over take " Hamilton to win the GP:D
AbuDhabi is not looking possible right now.. and i don't wanna go alone.. plus i might be busy during that time... so onus is on u to attend one european gp while u are there ...
Looks very unlikely. I thought about Abu Dhabi on my way back, if the championship was going in the right direction;) but that looks pretty unlikely.
Ferrari hearing is in the week leading up to the Italian GP. So, welcome to the cauldron, that is Monza park after Ferrari is slapped with whatever punishment. For Smedly's sake and Massa's sake, let's hope it's not too severe. Ironically the man who benefited from it is the one who can't be touched. He only over-took a slower car(H)
That was a test to see what you are up to in Ramadan. Now i know:D and you even tried to corrupt Steve!!
I heard about one guy, a minister, diverting water to save his lands and thus destroying and displacing 80,000 people. Wonder how many more did the same and got away with it.
Raikkonen will do well because it's most on tarmac. That's where he has been good, and then struggled on gravel. Anyway, good luck to him. Would have been fun having him in F1, but what ever rocks his boat.