August 01, 2006
Hmmm... veddy interistink!
Jack Newtown has been replaced by Polish-born Robert Kubica for the Hungarian GP! Jack took himself out of the drive, saying that he was 'not ready to race' (which never stopped Zsolt Baumgartner!) after his heavy crash during the German GP.
I've rolled the video tape, and for what it's worth, Jack sure seems to be walking around and moving quite normally after the accident; of course the videotape doesn't get into how he actually feels (and considering the way he wears his firesuit, he could have another person in there with him and you couldn't tell, let alone injuries) so maybe he really IS hurt.
Or perhaps BMW is getting a jump on the Silly Season? BMW boss Mario Theissen has said that they "have not made a decision on who will drive the car either in the remaining races of the season or next year."
Actually, it's too bad. Jacques V. hasn't had a bad season at all, really. As much as I dislike him, I don't know that he deserves to lose his ride. It's not like BMW-Sauber could have legitimately expected to run with the Big Three this year, could they?
Hey, I've got a joke for y'all:
Q: What do you call a Polish F1 driver?
A: "Funnycar Driver."
(for the record, I'M Polish, so can the yappin'. I also think that Kubica looks like quite the talent.)
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Is this it for Jack Newtown? Weird. If you asked me at the start of the season who was most likely to retire from F1, I would obviously have said Schumacher, not Montoya and Jack. I wonder if Jack is done, or if he fancies a bit of Indycar?
Posted by: flotsky at August 01, 2006 08:06 PM (6T2ID)
Well, he says on his website that he hates the Hungaroring, so maybe it's just a convienent way to avoid racing this week... or maybe it IS an injury. That was a pretty hard whack he took.
Posted by: Wonderduck at August 02, 2006 03:18 AM (Ffvoi)
If it were someone else, I would take the story on the face value. But didn't Villeneuve quit driving for Williams with one race remaining just because he didn't feel like it? It's very likely that he's playing a primadonna here.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 03, 2006 02:36 PM (9imyF)
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