Sunday, 17 September 2017

Singapore: post-race analysis 2017

Quite the result, both for the title and in the old betting stakes. Must admit to being a little frustrated that three out of four contingencies occurred for the 67 bet and Palmer’s team mate had a reliability failure, but he finished in the points. Also a bit irked at myself I didn’t back Mr. Sandpit’s suggestions of laying Vettel for the win at 1.7, or backing Hamilton (20ish, I think). However, this was a green weekend for me and I can’t be displeased about that. Worth noting the further ‘silly’ Alonso win suggestion at well into three figures actually was very credible and, but for misfortune, could have come off. These things sometimes are possible (Verstappen 251 in Spain 2016 did come off, Perez 201 in Azerbaijan this year should’ve but for Force India civil war).

Congratulations also to Mr. M, whose bet on a Bottas podium at 7 also came off. I think everybody ended up green, which is a rare event indeed.

It had rained heavily earlier, and was still drizzling at the start. Thankfully there was no nappy-wearing safety car start. The top six were all on intermediates, behind them it was a mix of full wets and intermediates.

The story of the race was largely the story of the start. As I suggested, Vettel started laggardly, with Raikkonen having a flyer and Verstappen a good start. To cover Verstappen, Vettel moved left, but this led to a three-way crash. Raikkonen and Verstappen were immediately out, Vettel suffered damage that caused his car to leak fluid, which then made him spin and crash.

Alonso had had a stunningly good start and was close to the lead when he was caught in the aftermath of the crash. Whilst he was able to continue, it eventually forced him to retire. That was a great shame because, on pace, he could’ve been there. A podium was eminently possible, a win not out of the question. Damned bad luck.

After all that shook out the safety car emerged and we had Hamilton and Ricciardo leading the way, then Hulkenberg. However, a failure to pit promptly during another safety car period (there were many) dropped Hulkenberg down to about 5th, behind Bottas and Sainz. Just an error by Renault. Not only that, the German, who’s a skilled driver but now holds the record for most races (129) without a podium, then had a reliability failure and didn’t score anything at all.

The track took a very long time to dry, which was a bit perplexing as it wasn’t totally soaked to start with. The race was a procession illuminated by sudden spikes of failure and crashing. Ricciardo was once again the filling in a Mercedes sandwich (as per last year) with Hamilton flawless throughout. Sainz scored a career best 4th, Palmer likewise for 6th.

Perez was 5th, excellent for Force India after they looked a bit rubbish in qualifying and practice, with Ocon 10th. Vandoorne also got a career best 7th for McLaren, Stroll was 8th and Grosjean 9th.

There were eight retirements, an even mix of crashes and reliability failures. Massa and Wehrlein were the only men to finish without points.

I know my run-down of the race is concise (it’s shorter than I expected) but the excitement really was at the start, with occasional crashing (Kvyat and Ericsson) the other entertainment. Hulkenberg was extremely unlucky to be taken out of the top 3 by a strategy failure by his team, and then to DNF due to reliability crumbling. Alas, had it been Palmer, my 67 bet would’ve come off. But there we are.

It’s been confirmed, as expected, Perez is staying at Force India next year.

Drivers:
Hamilton 263
Vettel 235
Bottas 212

The first DNF for Vettel of the season means a maximum swing against him in the title race. Bottas is now closer to Vettel than Vettel is to Hamilton. Worse still for Ferrari, this was very much a strong circuit for them and a weak one for Mercedes. The title isn’t over, but this is a very, very good result for the Silver Arrows.

Constructors:
Mercedes 475
Ferrari 373
Red Bull 230
Force India 124
Williams 59
Toro Rosso 52
Renault 42
Haas 37
McLaren 17
Sauber 5

Getting even tastier in the battle for 5th. Williams may end up losing that to Renault, I think. Top four are pretty much sorted now.

We’re off to Malaysia in a fortnight. The other races are Japan, US, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Vettel must start hauling in Hamilton, or the title race is over. It’s still possible for him to turn it around, even without a Hamilton DNF, but it’s got to start soon.


Morris Dancer

Singapore: pre-race

Qualifying was really rather enthralling, and produced a grid that might just tilt the title. Contrary to my expectations after Q2, Vettel produced a pair of stunning laps to grab pole position. Even better for him, he had both Red Bulls and his team mate ahead of Hamilton.

No surprise that the Saubers were slowest in qualifying, and Williams had an unsurprisingly poor day, also exiting at the first opportunity. Magnussen was the fastest of those departing in Q1.

In Q2, both Force Indias failed to progress. Grosjean was slowest, with Palmer the fastest not to advance and Kvyat middle of the pack.

At this stage, I thought a Red Bull front row was looking quite likely, and Hamilton was looking roughly on par with Vettel. However, the German had other ideas and stuck his Ferrari on pole (fastest on the first run and then improved on the second to extend his advantage). Verstappen and Ricciardo were very close and lined up behind, with Raikkonen 4th. So Hamilton starts only 5th, some way off his title rival. Bottas was 6th, with Hulkenberg doing well to beat both McLarens.

Alonso and Vandoorne start 8th and 9th (their pace is good but a question mark must remain over their reliability), and Sainz wasn’t able to rise higher than 10th.

That’s a tasty grid for the title fight.

The weather forecast during the day is for heavy rain showers, although it should be clear at night. It’s worth noting we’ve never had a wet race at this circuit so it’s unclear how good or bad drainage is, how much standing water there would be, and how bad the floodlights on water would be for drivers.

My initial betting thoughts were roughly:
Ferrari top score [if this market is up...]
Hulkenberg top 6

Sadly, the top score market was missing from Ladbrokes again. A shame, as I rather liked it.

Hulkenberg is just 2.37 to be top 6. I think he has a good chance but that’s a bit tight as it essentially relies upon helpful safety car timing or a breakdown ahead.

At this stage I’m rather regretting not backing the Ladbrokes Exchange Special of a double Red Bull podium at 5, but that ship has sailed…

Anyway, having exhausted my rather small list of initial thoughts, I perused the markets and found:
Vettel win *and* Hamilton not to get a podium, 2.4, Betfair Sportsbook
Ricciardo podium *and* Kvyat, Palmer, Verstappen all not classified, 67, Betfair Sportsbook
Verstappen, not to be classified, 4, Ladbrokes
Verstappen/Ricciardo, to lead lap 1, 5/14, Betfair Exchange

A fair spread of bets. One advantage to having little time yesterday was seeing the #Oddsonthat market on Betfair Sportsbook, which I don’t think is up when I bet on Saturday evenings.

Vettel has a great record of converting poles to victories and the Singapore Grand Prix is historically won (about 7/9 or suchlike) from pole. I also think Hamilton will struggle to get a podium given he’s got fast Red Bulls and Raikkonen ahead of him. However, and it’s a big however, the Red Bulls are very tasty and that doesn’t make this a dead cert for Vettel by any stretch. I do think this is a better bet than just backing him for the win at 1.6 or suchlike, though.

Palmer has a 5/13 DNF rate [38%], Kvyat has 4 DNFs [31%], Verstappen has 6 [46%]. The odds on all having a DNF, just based on past figures (which are not necessarily a guide to the future), is about 5.5%, about one in 18. For the bet to come off, Ricciardo also needs a podium. He’d be helped by Verstappen failing, but does have a 3/13 DNF rate himself. That’s still a 4.1% chance, about one in 24. Although it’s risky, the numbers do actually stack up.

The Verstappen not to be classified bet is pretty straightforward. He has an almost 50% chance of not being classified, but odds of 4.

The Ferraris have been somewhat tardy off the line relative to their immediate rivals at some races. Not far to the first corner, but the Red Bulls will be hungry for the lead. Quite difficult to guess whether such a bet is worthwhile or not.

Processional races (Singapore, Monaco etc) can be difficult to bet on. In this case, I’ve decided to back Verstappen not to be classified at 4, and the slightly unexpected Ricciardo podium and Kvyat, Palmer and Verstappen not to be classified bet at 67. [As usual with my records I’ll note the theoretical P&L for £10 stakes, but in reality I’ll be putting less on the latter bet, not least because my Betfair account is anaemic these days].

Two tips:
Verstappen, not to be classified, 4 (Ladbrokes)
Ricciardo to get a podium, Verstappen, Kvyat and Palmer not to be classified, 67 (Betfair Sportsbook)

Let’s hope Ricciardo wins and there are at least three early retirements. This race could be very significant for the title.


Morris Dancer

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Singapore: pre-qualifying 2017

Bottas has signed a new deal with Mercedes and will drive for them next year. Not too surprising, to be honest. After a slightly iffy start, he’s been driving very well. That said, it sounds like a one year deal which is a bit shorter than I’d expected.

In more surprising news, an engine rumour is making the rounds. But not the Toro Rosso-Honda/McLaren-Renault one. It seems Renault may ditch Red Bull at the end of 2018, forcing Red Bull to take on Honda engines. A season or two ago, Red Bull were whining excessively about Renault. The engine then was a bit lacklustre, but nothing like the horror show of Honda (which McLaren have been extremely patient about). With the Renault-McLaren deal apparently already signed, Red Bull might just regret not exercising their veto over Renault taking on McLaren and opting for Honda engines for Toro Rosso. Not only that, unless Honda narrow the performance gap swiftly, Ricciardo and Verstappen will be looking for new teams. [The confirmation of this came on Friday].

This may explain the surprisingly short deal for Bottas. Mercedes may have an eye on the Red Bull drivers. Speaking of which, Sainz has moved to Renault, displacing Palmer.

The Singapore circuit has extended its agreement to be on the calendar until 2021. Not unexpected.

I offered three early tips on PB (all each way): Verstappen to ‘win’ FP1 at 7, Verstappen and Ricciardo to win the race at 8.5 and 8 respectively. The each way aspect of the practice bet came off, mildly. [Ricciardo’s got lay odds just under 4 on the exchanges. Personally, I’m not hedging just yet, but thought I’d flag it up for those interested].

In first practice Ricciardo was a tenth ahead of Vettel, with Verstappen close behind. Hamilton was fourth but some way back, then came Perez, Bottas, Raikkonen, Alonso, Hulkenberg and Kvyat.

Second practice was even better for Red Bull, with Ricciardo top and over half a second ahead of his team mate. Hamilton was third, with a large gap back to Bottas. Hulkenberg, Vandoorne, Alonso, Perez, Raikkonen and Ocon rounded out the top 10. It’s worth noting Vettel was on a very competitive lap but got held up severely by a Sauber, so his absence from the top half of the time sheet is not representative of his pace.

Right now it’s looking rather good for Red Bull. I think Vettel will be ahead of Verstappen and behind Ricciardo, if all goes smoothly in qualifying. McLaren’s looking good too.

In third practice it was ultra-tight, with Verstappen fastest, then Vettel and Hamilton, but the gaps under a tenth each. Alonso and Vandoorne were next, but Ricciardo’s 6th was not representative of his pace and he should be right there in qualifying. Hulkenberg was next, ahead of Bottas and Raikkonen, with Perez 10th.

Ricciardo’s failure to clock a proper lap is interesting because he was the class of the field in earlier practice. Hard to say if he would’ve retained that advantage.

It’s looking like a four horse race for qualifying.

Elsewhere, Mr. Sandpit tipped Hamilton on Betfair for pole at 20, but this has collapsed, at the time of writing, to 9 (still might be worth a look).

There’s no tip that’s outstanding for me, so I’m not betting on qualifying (beyond a tiny sum I put on Hamilton at Mr. Sandpit’s suggestion, but that’s not my own tip and won’t count in the records). The 3.7 on Ricciardo for pole was quite tempting, but it’s a four horse race, so I decided against it.

Incidentally, it’s just one week until Sir Edric’s Kingdom comes out. Pre-order here:

Due to time constraints I’m not sure if the pre-race ramble will be up this evening or tomorrow morning.


Morris Dancer

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Italy: post-race analysis 2017

The weekend bet just about came off, making it the first green weekend since Spain, which was quite some time ago. My general prediction about this being great for Mercedes (both team and engine) was correct. The early bets were only one for three, down just under two stakes. But you can’t have everything. I also had a small sum, not tipped but mentioned early elsewhere, on both Force India to double top 6 (didn’t happen) and all Mercedes-powered cars to score, which did. Only had a little on, but it was 11 (and I’m a bit miffed I didn’t specifically tip it, but there we are).

Off the line Ocon made up a place on Stroll, but Hamilton retained the lead. The biggest gainer was Verstappen who had leapt up to 8th or so by the end of the first lap. However, the Dutchman then got a puncture and had to pit very early. Later this required a second stop, ruling out his participation at the sharp end.

Bottas picked off Stroll and then Ocon, and from then on the Mercedes cruised around Monza, lazily increasing their lead until the end.

Ocon and Stroll were subsequently passed by the Ferraris and a rather racy Ricciardo, settling in at the lower end of the points, just ahead of Massa and Perez. The white and pink cars were very evenly matched, circulating in a convoy that became very tasty (and tense, if you had money on them) on the final lap. But all managed to finish without terminal drama.

Verstappen, given he had a very slow lap on a puncture to pit and an extra stop, did well to carve his way through the field and claim the final point. He might also be relieved to have actually finished a race.

No such relief for Alonso, who was greatly aggrieved at Palmer going off-road and staying ahead of him. The Briton got a 5s time penalty, which the Spaniard described as ‘a joke’, but subsequently had to retire. In less justified bitching, Magnussen whined persistently that Verstappen had forced him off track. Nothing of the sort happened. Magnussen was clearly behind and needlessly left the circuit, then blamed Verstappen over the radio with all the melodrama of Rivaldo clutching his face at the 2002 World Cup. Increasingly unimpressed with Magnussen’s attitude.

Ericsson and Vandoorne, who had Honda’s newest power unit, also retired. Apparently, an announcement on whether McLaren will stick with Honda or switch (probably to Renault) is likely on Monday or Tuesday.

A perfect day for Hamilton, getting the win with his team mate 2nd. Vettel grabbed the final podium spot but his pace was nowhere near Mercedes’ today, and he loses the title lead for the first time this year (he trails by 3 points). Ricciardo was 4th, and Raikkonen 5th. Ocon was 6th and Perez 9th for a good Force India result, and after some weak races Williams must be happy Stroll was 7th and Massa 8th. As mentioned above, Verstappen was 10th, .

I did predict this would be a great circuit for Mercedes. A little surprised how good the Red Bull was, though. For Singapore, the next race a fortnight away, Ricciardo and Verstappen might fancy the win.

Anyway, here are the driver standings:
Hamilton 238
Vettel 235
Bottas 197

Realistically, Bottas needs both great performances and both title rivals to drop a race to have a credible shot. He’s pretty much out of it now. The three points is a minuscule gap, and I expect Vettel to retake the lead in Singapore. If Mercedes, in a dry race, can beat the Ferrari without luck playing a role then Vettel’s got little chance of contesting the title.

Teams:
Mercedes 435
Ferrari 373
Red Bull 212
Force India 113
Williams 55
Toro Rosso 40
Haas 35
Renault 34
McLaren 11
Sauber 5

Williams pulled away from their many rivals for 5th, but Singapore could be a good opportunity for Toro Rosso, Haas and Renault to score. McLaren must be even more hopeful, as the slow speeds minimise the impact of their power deficit whilst playing to the strengths of a good chassis.

From a title perspective, I expect Ferrari to beat Mercedes in Singapore. The big question is how fast will Red Bull be. They were damned tasty today and may fancy their chances of upsetting the Prancing Horse. If that happens, it’ll aid Mercedes a lot, but if Red Bull are between a winning Vettel and Hamilton, that’ll only widen the points advantage for Ferrari. Of course, I could be wrong, but that’s how I see things playing out at this stage.


Morris Dancer

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Italy: pre-race 2017

Both Renaults also have penalties (along with the Red Bulls, Alonso and Sainz).

After initially going out in wet conditions, and kudos to the decision-makers for not taking the easy option of delaying, the first session of qualifying was red-flagged after Grosjean crashed, and we endured about two and a half hours of delay.

In the latter part of Q1 Raikkonen was released in an unsafe manner, almost hitting Perez, so he may get a penalty for that. Magnussen, Palmer, Ericsson, Wehrlein and the crashed Grosjean left at this stage.

In Q2 cars went out on a mix of intermediates and wets. Perez was the fastest to be eliminated, followed by Hulkenberg, Alonso, Kvyat, and Sainz. Stroll and Vandoorne both were impressive, and reached Q3 (Stroll being fifth fastest in Q2).

Rain intensified in Q3, and again a mix of full wets and intermediates were used. Hamilton, Bottas and Vettel went for intermediates. Everyone else went full wet. Those three soon regretted it and immediately switched for the full wets. A critical mistake? Not for the Silver Arrows, but the Ferraris were bizarrely slow (having been competitive in previous sessions with slightly lighter rain).

Hamilton hos his 69th pole (a new record) ahead of Verstappen and Ricciardo. Stroll and Ocon were next up, having done absolutely fantastic jobs in the wet (I’m very surprised the Williams was so good in the wet). Bottas and Raikkonen were next, and Vettel, who had looked competitive earlier, could only manage 8th. Massa and Vandoorne round out the top 10.

Remember, both Renaults, both Red Bulls, Alonso and Sainz all have hefty grid penalties. So, Stroll and Ocon will start 2nd and 3rd.

Tomorrow is meant to be dry. With that in mind, bets that seemed worth a look included:
Williams to double score
Perez top 6
Vettel podium

Williams are 3.5 to double score. They’ll be starting 2nd and 7th, with a DNF rate of just under 33% (7/24). Worth considering.

Weirdly, despite waiting quite some time, there was no top 6 market on Ladbrokes. On Betfair, Perez had odds of just 2.14, and 3 on Betfair Sportsbook. Hmm. Not quite long enough, probably about right.

Vettel is just 1.33 for a podium. He starts 6th. Whilst it’s likely, it’s a bit too short to tempt.

In time-honoured tradition I embarked upon a general perusal to see what else leapt out, if anything.
Ocon, lead lap 1, 15 (Betfair Sportsbook)
Stroll, lead lap 1, 11 (Ladbrokes)
Ocon, podium, 12 (Betfair Sportsbook)
Verstappen, not to be classified, 3.25 (Betfair Sportsbook)

Ocon has a very good starting record. It’s not long to turn 1, but I could see him making up ground. Stroll’s a little harder to assess, but the odds are quite long for cars starting 2nd and 3rd, and both are quick in a straight line. However, Hamilton has been starting well all year.

Bottas starts 4th and seems nigh on certain to acquire a podium, Vettel starts 6th. In races so far the Force India has been better than the Williams (it wasn’t in the wet, it must be said, but a dry track is a different animal). Also, the Force India is very reliable, with only the organic component in the cockpit proving occasionally unstable. Could Ocon hold off Vettel? A one-stop seems likely, offering a single undercut possibility if the deed can’t be done on track.

Verstappen has a 50% DNF rate. However, it’s worth noting this is all car reliability, he hasn’t been screwing up. But he’ll also start well down the field, increasing the chances of getting caught in lap 1 carnage.

Looking at all the bets above, the ones that appeal most are Williams to double score (they start 2nd and 7th) at 3.5, and Verstappen not to be classified at 3.25 [NB this was an early tip].

No rain is expected for the race, apparently. But the forecast for qualifying and practice was wrong a few days away, so take with a pinch of salt.

The bet that I like most is Williams to double score. Looking at Q2 (least wet session) and the first two practices, I think they have the pace to retain points.

Tip: Williams, double score, 3.5 (Ladbrokes).

Let’s hope the race is entertaining and profitable. And on time.


Morris Dancer

Italy: pre-qualifying 2017

I offered, somewhat tentatively given every bet I’ve offered recently has either been ill-judged or damned by the gods, three early tips. These were Verstappen not to be classified at 3.25 (Betfair Sportsbook), and Bottas to ‘win’ qualifying at 6 each way, and to ‘win’ FP1 at 7.5 each way (the latter two are both Ladbrokes). My reasoning was pretty straightforward. For Verstappen, he has a 50% DNF rate. For Bottas, I believe (although others disagree) that Monza should be great for Mercedes. It’s clearly the best car in a straight line, and Monza is mostly straight lines.

Alonso has a 35 place grid penalty, at the time of writing. Both Red Bull drivers also have substantial penalties. I wonder if a Force India on the podium is a worthwhile bet... certainly to be top 6 is worth a look. Sainz also has a 10 place grid penalty.

Elsewhere, Mr. B wisely suggested that Alonso’s penalties are due to prioritising Singapore, and Red Bull might be doing something similar.

The result of first practice, which was curtailed by rain, was Hamilton fastest, then Bottas and Vettel, with hefty chunks of time between them. Raikkonen was next up, then Ricciardo and Verstappen. BFFs Perez and Ocon followed, then Vandoorne and Massa.

Second practice had Bottas a tiny bit faster than Hamilton, with Vettel very close behind and Raikkonen next up. Verstappen was over half a second back, and followed by Ricciardo, Vandoorne, Alonso, Ocon and Massa.

Third practice was delayed by 44 minutes due to rain. When the curtailed session finally started everybody went out on wet tyres, although most only did installation laps. For what it’s worth, Massa and Stroll were fastest, then came Hulkenberg, Sainz, Palmer, Ericsson, Kvyat, Ricciardo, Verstappen and Vettel.

With rain possible, I’m not tempted by the idea of a bet on qualifying. Could be entertaining, and highly unpredictable.


Morris Dancer

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Belgium: post-race analysis/mortem 2017

This morning I mentioned elsewhere the Ladbrokes (exchange) odds of 2.2 on both Force Indias to score. Naturally, this led the gods to show ill-favour to them, causing a collision and preventing an otherwise certain win. As for the Vettel bet, he came close, but no cigar. I’m a little surprised the hedge at evens wasn’t matched, to be honest.

Off the line it was formation flying at the sharp end. Alonso made many passes (a feat not to be repeated due to a farcical power difference between the McLaren and every other car) and the Force Indias slid back a little. Ocon also made contact with Perez here, in the chaos and tumult of the start, just before Eau Rouge.

The top two appeared to be in a league of their own, and the Force Indias started making up a little ground. Verstappen was going well, and then his engine conked out.

All the top chaps changed to soft tyres for the second stint, and about two-thirds into the race commentary suggested Hamilton’s rear right tyre had a blister, which sounded ominous. Meanwhile, Perez, who had passed Grosjean and someone else on the straight but then failed to make the corner and rejoined ahead, was given a 5s penalty. When the Force Indias (on supersofts, unlike most others) came in for their second pit stops, Perez was brought in first despite being behind Ocon. This brought them together on the track, and the two stupidly collided again just before Eau Rouge. It was a low odds chance by Ocon (then behind) and Perez closed the door with his team mate facing a concrete barrier. Dumb, and dangerous.

It also gave Perez a puncture, knocked off part of Ocon’s front wing, scattered debris across the track and brought out a safety car.

Ricciardo and the Ferraris switched to fresh ultrasofts, the Mercedes going for softs, and practically everyone pitted. On the restart Vettel got very close, but perhaps exited the slipstream a little too early. I am mildly surprised the hedge at evens wasn’t matched at this point. Behind, Ricciardo brilliantly passed both Bottas and Raikkonen on the straight, and Raikkonen (at the same time) passed Bottas.

Perez did manage to emerge having crawled back to the pits with a rubber flail for a tyre but had to retire (presume the lashing of his shredded rubber buggered the suspension). Alonso and Wehrlein also retired (the Spaniard fairly late on, the German early after detecting some sort of problem).

Intriguing to consider what would’ve happened had the safety car not emerged. If Hamilton had had to pit then it could’ve been rather good for Vettel. Interesting that the Mercedes was showing worse tyre wear on the soft when, on the supersoft, it was Ferrari that suffered woe at Silverstone.

Hamilton got the win, Vettel right behind him and an impressive podium for Ricciardo in 3rd. Raikkonen and Bottas were next, with a good 6th for Hulkenberg.

Grosjean and Massa were next, benefiting from the civil war in Force India, then came Ocon and Sainz.

Drivers:
Vettel 220
Hamilton 213
Bottas 179

I expect Mercedes to do best at Monza, but the race after that is Singapore where Ferrari should be strong and there may be a danger for the Silver Arrows of being behind the Red Bulls as well. Finishing 5th today hasn’t ended Bottas’ hopes but has reduced them drastically.

Teams:
Mercedes 392
Ferrari 348
Red Bull 199
Force India 103
Williams 45
Toro Rosso 40
Haas 35
Renault 34
McLaren 11
Sauber 5

I think the top four are sorted but it’s very tight from 5th to 8th, who are covered by just 11 points. I think Renault will climb up, the question is how far.

An utterly red weekend. The Vettel bet was ill-judged, the others were struck down by misfortune. Perhaps I’ll manage to appease the gods for the Italian Grand Prix, but I’ll have to sacrifice to them during a weekday, because we’re off to Monza in just a week.

I do like Monza. A proper, old school, fast circuit.


Morris Dancer