Daily: 19th July 2010

19 July, 2010 at 00:25 (GMT+01:00)

By RG

Congratulations everyone, we've made it to the 200th day of 2010. Give yourselves a pat on the back, 200 days since New Years Day. Where on earth has the time gone? We are half way through the F1 season and have witnessed the World Cup, Wimbledon and of course, the Open Championship of golf. (Promise, this is the last mention of the sport until the Ryder Cup). And you know what all these posts have required? Guest posters like myself. Mrs C pays her tribute and I'd love to say thanks to them for allowing me to write the daily (even if this one is on course to be so very late). So, to the bulletpoints:

  • Of course, the fantastic Character Cup is still going on this site. Yesterday saw Jenson Button trounce Adrian Sutil to set up an exciting Second Round tie with none other than former teammate Rubens Barrichello. The current tie is between the two returnees of Michael Schumacher and Pedro de la Rosa. Of course I don't want to influence voting but if you don't vote for Pedro you are crazy. And do check out the lovely and beautiful wiki page that goes along with this. Comeback.
  • There was more guest postery from Leigh, as he went from an essay to a quick newsbite of last nights IRL race. By all accounts it was a poor race, with too many yellows apparantly. Stoppage.
  • Can I go one week without mentioning Tai Woffinden? No, no I can't. Why? Well it is the Speedway World Cup this weekend and Britain have every chance of finishing third in the race-off. Like every single year. No matter its usually a whole load of fun and five men going all guns for their country. And Finland are in it this year too, just for the Finnish fans out there. There's just a 99% chance of them being knocked out in the semi-finals and being dead last. Outsiders.

And if speedway doesn't float your boat, well, Formula 1 decides to come at us once again for the German Grand Prix at the much worse Hockenheim circuit. Should just stay at the Nurburgring I say. And if thats just too far away for you, well you can always look forward to the European Championships of Fencing from Leipzeg. It'll probably be on Eurosport.

Just before you stop reading and start to comment, remember that today marks the anniversary of the incident which cost the life of Formula 2 driver Henry Surtees. Spare a thought.

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