Chemistry In Life Thirty-first Edition
ANOTHER VIEW OF MYU-CHAN
*Indonesian mode ON*
7 Oktober 2006
Kualifikasi F1 hari ini keren... Felipe dapat pole position dan di belakangnya ada Schumi, Ralf, Trulli, Alonso, dan Fisichella. Bridgestone front rows... *g* ^^
8 Oktober 2006
OMG. Bad day and bitter farewell. Balapan terakhir di Suzuka, Daddy Schumi (panggilan sayang saya buat Schumi, tentunya..) malah kena sial. Mesinnya jebol setelah 36 lap, dan walhasil, Abang Fernando yang menang.. Padahal awalnya lumayan bagus... --;; Masih untung sih, Felipe dapet nomer dua... Tapi karena Fisi ikut naik podium juga, beda poin konstruktor jadi jauh lagi deh..
Sebenarnya ga-pa-pa juga si kalau Abang yang menang, jadi juara dunia juga gpp... Lagian, buat ngejar 7 kali juara dunia kaya Daddy itu perlu usaha keras... Buat Daddy mecahin rekor 5 kalinya Juan Manuel Fangio (eh, bener dia kan yah?) aja butuh usaha keras, meskipun dibantu macem-macem..
Yang bikin saya kesel sama Abang cuma satu. Kepindahannya ke McLaren tahun depan. Euh, mungkin perasaan saya ke McLaren sama seperti perasaan Valentino Rossi ke Ferrari, ya.. (sebelum dia diajak ikut test-drive..)
Saya hampir ga pernah suka sama McLaren, tapi, saya selalu suka sama salah satu pembalapnya.. Aaaaarrrrggghhh~! Dulu Mika Hakkinen, terus Kimi Raikkonen (yang tahun depan pindah ke Ferrari), terus... Fernando Alonso. Huh. Padahal, menurut saya, kebanyakan pembalap McLaren justru lebih banyak sial daripada untungnya... Kok ya, mau-maunya Abang ke situ... (Bukan maksud menjelek-jelekkan McLaren yah... tapi menurut saya kan begitu..) Coba Abang bertahan di Renault...
Untungnya, dihibur sama Ambu lewat SMS... Katanya, 'Abang pindah ke McL karena ngira di sana ada truk buat ngangkut sayur, padahal itu kan mobil balap.'
Malemnya sial juga. Tim Indonesia cuma finish nomer 15 di A1 Grand Prix Ceko. Itu feature race, pas sprint race juga ga begitu bagus...
Aaaaaaahhhh~ hari ini kenapa sih? Heran saya..
*Indonesian mode OFF*
JAPANESE GRAND PRIX, SUZUKA, JAPAN - PERSONAL REPORT
Welcome home~!!! *g*
Yes, I'm back to this small racing town, my favorite circuit... Though I can't give you full report because I am somewhat disappointed...
This weekend, is the last time we could see Suzuka used for Formula One. Next year, this Honda's circuit will be replaced by Toyota's Fuji circuit...
The race started very well for Schumi, Massa, and Alonso. Schumi leading by about 1 seconds in front of Massa, 5 seconds in front of Alonso after Massa's pit. However, after 36 laps, Schumi had to retired after suffering an engine failure. At that point, Alonso takes the lead. Until the end of the race, Alonso's leading and he won the race. Behind him, there's Massa, Fisichella, Button, Kimi, Trulli, Ralf, and Heidfeld.
Well, it seems Schumi is out from the championship and Alonso wins the world champion title for the second time. But there is a good statement from Schumi (which I had misunderstood for a moment)...
He said (from F1 official web),
Michael Schumacher, Ferrari (DNF):
"We are a great team. Our guys are the best and I have a great affection for everyone at Ferrari and am always more than satisfied in the way we work. Incidents like today's can happen and they are part of racing. You win together but you also lose together. Today we did our best, I was leading the race and then my engine broke. That's the simplest way to sum it up. That is Formula One. We can be proud of what we have achieved since Canada: we were twenty five points behind and no one could have thought we would be back in the fight for the championship, but we did it. Now we are nine points behind in the Constructors' classification and we will do all we can to win this title in Brazil. As for the Drivers', it is lost. I don't want to head off for a race, hoping that my rival has to retire. That is not the way in which I want to win the title."
He doesn't want to head off for a race, and hoping that his rival has to retire.. And it's not the way in which he want to win the title. My, my, my... Now I understand why he looked not so happy, when Mika Hakkinen failed to win a race, a long.. long time ago.. After he retired only about 1 km before finish line.. At the final lap. And Schumi won the race... Now I know why he looked not so happy at that time, and then went to Mika immediately after the race, hugged him...
Oh well.. The Drivers' championship is ended, as Schumi said. But the Constructors' championship is not yet to be ended... There's still hope for Ferrari...
And, well, congrats for Fernando Alonso!
Farewell for Suzuka... *sigh*
IN LOVE WITH SUZUKA INTERNATIONAL RACING COURSE
This weekend's Japanese Grand Prix of Suzuka seems to be a farewell for me. Yes, it will be Suzuka's farewell for Formula One, Schumacher, other drivers and teams, and... Myself. Because next year, the Japanese Grand Prix will be moved to Fuji circuit...
Suzuka have been used for Formula One for years. I don't remember how many years, but as I could remember so far, I always see that circuit since the first time I watched F1... And soon, this Honda's circuit becomes my most favorite F1 circuit.
Suzuka not just have used for F1, but also MotoGP (for a few years ago, if I'm not mistaken) and other races. However, I love the track because of F1. And especially the racing line. You know the 8-shaped track? Yes, yes, you're right. That is my favorite part of Suzuka. Though Suzuka International Racing Course's racing line doesn't have so many curve variations like Spa-Francorchamps (if I'm not mistaken), the 8-shaped track makes it a special circuit, because not every driver is really good at driving both clockwise and counter-clockwise.
Not just the 8-shaped track that made me fall in love with this unique circuit. Why I say unique? Again, because of the 8-shaped track. Well, not just because of it. But the minor parts of Suzuka I like, especially the ferris wheel somewhere near the track. As far as I could remember, the ferris wheel is a part of Suzuka International Racing Course, the part of its 'amusement park'. I don't really understand why there's a ferris wheel in a racing course at first. I just think that it will be fun if I could see Schumi on his Ferrari from the ferris wheel... *g*
Finally, after I visited Suzuka's web (I don't remember the web address, so I couldn't give you, sorry..), I found why the ferris wheel is there. Suzuka, has complete facilities. It's just like a small racing town. Everything is there. Racing course, hotels, restaurants, amusement park, etc. And the ferris wheel, like I said before, is the part of its amusement park.
Well... If I could ever watching Schumi on the track from the ferris wheel... That's my dream for a few years. I dreamed if I could go to Japan someday, learn how people in Japan live, how they could be succeed.. I also want to learn their culture with my own eyes, meet V6 and see their concert.. And the thing I want to do the most, visiting Suzuka, the racing course, and watch Schumi there, and if I'm lucky, meet him personally and say thanks because he had given me lots of spirit, even though it's indirectly.
But... it seems that it will be just a dream. At least for Suzuka and Schumi.. At least, for some years..
This year, will be a farewell. My farewell for Schumi and Suzuka from F1. A bitter farewell, to be exact, because Schumi had to retired after suffering an engine failure at this lovely circuit.... (Yeah, you all must know that this is his favorite circuit, his lucky place.. for some years, until last weekend...) I'm not so sure if Suzuka is still used by MotoGP, because as far as I could remember, Japanese MotoGP recently held at Motegi circuit... However, I still want to dream that I could either visit Suzuka or meet Schumi, someday....
(Well, I still have another wish. Seeing Suzuka used in A1 Grand Prix.. If this wish of mine comes true, then this weekend wouldn't be my real farewell for Suzuka. It will be only farewell for Suzuka, from F1... Hopefully. ^^;;)
This is the end of this edition. See ya next edition! Bubble bye!!