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July 13th, 2009

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10:37 pm - Somewhat late night ...
I think I picked the wrong sports to stay up late for last night.
I watched the cricket for a while, stopped watching sometime when England were 7 down, and figured Australia could probably pull off the win despite losing time to the rain on day 4. Alas, England fought to the end and drew the match.
I was also watching the latest Tour de France stage, which wasn't won by an Australian. Unfortunately for Cadel Evans, I don't think he (or any other Australian in the tour) will win overall this year either, after the spectacular Team Time Trial on stage 4.
What I should have been watching, of course, was the German F1 Grand Prix, where Mark Webber won - first GP win for him, first Australian GP win since '81 (ooo-errr, I think I used to watch in those days too).

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Date:July 13th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Mark Webber did a great job, even if he looked like he was Mad Max-ing the first corner!

I'm happy to accept that his trying to barge Barichello off the track was accidental (there's a lot of fast moving around in the first corner and Barichello was probably in his blind spot ... still it looked like a rapid bounce to the right) .... and using the front wing endplate spikes to deflate Hamilton as he went by ... act of genius!

But from there on he was just the best driver in the best car and even stopping for a coffee and a massage (or at least a drive through penalty) wasn't enough to keep him off the top step of the podium!

And he appears to be liked and admired by everyone in the sport, including the drivers for the other teams so his win was welcomed by everyone, including Jensen Button, since it kept Vettel off the top step and left Button 21 points ahead.

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