Friday, 16 November 2012

us grand prix

It's the United States Grand Prix this weekend.

It's also possibly the worst coverage of any of the Grand Prix by the BBC this year.

This is frustrating for two reasons.  First, and most important, the championship is at a crucial stage where Vettel or Alonso could win it.  To be fair this is not something the BBC could have predicted.

The coverage is very thin - they're showing highlights of the qualifying late night on Saturday and they're showing highlights of the race very late night on Sunday.  Indeed, the race highlights are so late on Sunday I won't be staying up to watch them and will probably watch them on Monday.

However, they're covering the race on 5Live so I will listen to that.  But there's no other coverage on the radio - no practice or qualifying.  I'm sure it will probably be online but I'm not going to do that.

The second point of frustration is that this is a brand new circuit.  It's one that's been built for this year so there have never been any races there before.  This one I don't understand - you would have thought they would want to cover the brand new American race.


Thursday, 15 November 2012


So I've obviously not been posting the last few days.

To be honest I've hardly been at work the last few days - Monday and Wednesday I was at meetings away from work and Tuesday I had so much to do that I didn't even open my web-browser, let alone think about writing a blog.

Today I appear to be paying for all this activity as I am utterly shattered.  And it's not because I was up particularly late or had trouble sleeping - I've just been working so hard that I've run out of steam.

I could honestly go home right now and just fall asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.

I came in last Sunday and did a reasonable day.  The morning was most successful, particularly as I developed something of a headache in the afternoon.  To be honest it wasn't as useful a session as the previous time I worked the Sunday.