I’ve just seen an advert on TV for a newspaper which is publishing extracts from an autobiography by Lewis Hamilton. The guy’s only 22 years old, for goodness’ sake! Try again in about fifty years, mate.
I don’t normally get terribly excited about sport, even the stuff I’m really interested in, but I find that I’m experiencing a real sense of anticipation as I await the start of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. If Lewis Hamilton can win the championship today I’ll be pleased, and if he can do it in style by winning the race I’ll be very pleased indeed. I wasn’t able to get worked up about the rugby yesterday – it’s not a sport, it’s just a game – but this is exciting stuff.
On Friday night I met up with some friends for a visit to the National Portrait Gallery, followed by beer and then kebabs at Leicester Square. It proved to be an extremely good way to finish off a pretty trying week. I love my job but there are times when I could do with a little less stress.
Yesterday I availed myself of Lidl‘s regular sale of cheap motorcycle gear and bought myself a new magnetic tank bag for a tenner. It has a useful detachable side pocket and can be unzipped from the magnetic base, which stays on the bike. The act of doing this reveals straps that allow the bag to be worn as a rucksack. All very clever. To be honest, I’m a sucker for anything that has lots of zips and pockets and stuff.
Today I intend to laze around in front of the TV, watching the German Motorcycle Grand Prix and drinking beer, specifically Badger Golden Glory, a lovely summery ale containing extract of peach blossom, which gives it a light, fruity flavour I really enjoy.
McLaren deny anti-Hamilton bias. I must admit that I felt a little aggrieved on behalf of Lewis Hamilton immediately after the race, but now that I’ve had a chance to think about it I find myself in agreement with Ron Dennis. The drivers are, first and foremost, part of the team and the team has to come first.
Monaco is unlike the other places where the drivers compete and requires a unique approach. There’s no point in losing one or both of your cars from the race unnecessarily. As things stand now, both Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have a good crack at the title and there are plenty of races to come. It should be interesting.