Formula One

And now the sport...

I'm becoming increasingly annoyed with sports reporting in the UK. I woke this morning, and heard on the news 'and now the sport'...

What followed was news about the football premiership, the scottish football, some football transfer speculation, something about arsenal, and then the weather.

Anyone would think that nothing else was played. What about the Rugby Union Guinness Premiership? What about the cricket?[*] In Rugby League, Leads have just been crowned world champions. What about the threat to the Tour de France this year? What about Williams and Rosberg?

Whilst football is a sport, sport is not synonymous with football. If you're going to do football news, fine. But don't prefix it with 'and now the sport....'

[*] AKA: The slowest form of animal life. Except Golf.

Canadian Grand Prix 2007

Breaking News: I'd settled in to watch the Canadian Grand Prix. All was going well, that Lewis Hamilton chap is a bit good... and then Kubica has a huge collision with the wall dividing the two sides of a hairpin turn. It was a huge collision, one of the worst I've seen in a while.

As I write, there is no news as to his wellbeing.

There is a video on youtube showing Kubica larking about.

Update (Lap 30): He is now out of his car, there is still no news as to his condition.

Update (Lap 36): Kubica is 'stable'.

Shortly after learning this, we have the spectacle of Rosberg and Trulli appearing to clash, but no - they both lost it on the same corner, and pirouetted across the track, never making contact with each other. I'd like to see that on youtube!

Update (Lap 43): According to the BBC, 'Kubica's manager says he has spoken to the BMW Sauber driver and he appears to be fine - a huge relief after such a massive accident. The Pole has been taken to Montreal general hospital for further check-ups.'

Update: Wonderduck has some pictures of the Kubica crash via The English Guy. There are also photos on the F1 page, images 4 to 6 - I think the most terrifying one of the crash itself is number 5, but number six showing Liluzzi's point of view has it's own horror; Imagine being Liluzzi...

Update: Video of the crash, I'm amazed that the chap only got a broken leg.