Monday, March 12, 2012

The Flying Finn

Sunday, in Australia, which is either Saturday or Monday here, the Flying Finn, Kimi Raikkonen, will slide into his shiny green Lotus, a car which, at speeds over 100 mph, is more than capable of driving upside down, and, to paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, scream off into the night.
That's a lot of commas.
Yes it is. Everyone of them necessary.
Anyway, all of which is by way of saying the 2012 Formula One season will commence shortly. To suggest that I am in ecstasy is minimizing the situation.

Poor Kimi, who spent time away from the sport racing NASCAR pickup trucks, was never really comfortable with good ole boys scrapin' paint and spittin' whatever the redneck term for tobacco is, as is evidenced in this Jalopnik article about his first competitive truck drive.

Reader's note #1: I understand that most of you don't give a damn about any of this. I would only click on the story if you are really motivated.

Reader's note #2: I like to think his Lotus will be green. It might be black and gold.

Wow--could they have come up with an uglier car?
I hear you.
Maybe if those red side panels were black to it might be cool, in a kind of ninja-assassin way.
Nicely said. Regardless, my enthusiasm remains in no way diminished.


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