Evolution in Malaysia

Mitsubishi Evolution in Malaysia

Mitsubishi Evolution in Malaysia

I really didn’t know what all the fuss was about. I mean yeah I like cars. Ok, I really like cars…and bikes…I’m a guy. But what was so big about a compact box shaped four door that twelve men (and some of their families) drove from around the Malay peninsula to share a weekend?

Review: Payung Guest House – Cherating, MY

Payung Guest House Cherating Malaysia

Payung Guest House Cherating Malaysia

F1: Final Singapore Grand Prix 2012 Notes – Schumacher Wreck Video

Michael Schumacher docked 10 spots in Japan

Schumacher Crash - Singapore GP2012
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Seven time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher will lose ten spots from his qualifying position in next 2012 race in Suzuka, Japan based upon his actions in this collision with Bruno Senna in Singapore. “I just went straight on the brakes very hard, locked up everything and tried to brake as hard as possible but the accident wasn’t avoidable any more.” Schumacher said following the incident.

F1: Vettel takes the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix as Hamilton Stalls

2012 Singapore Grand Prix Champion Sebastian Vettel


Singapore – Despite all of Sebastian Vettel’s complaints about the Marina Bay Street Circuit, he as able to outpace and outmaneuver Lewis Hamilton and the rest of the 24 car pack to take the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix. Vettel (Reb Bull-Renault) chased Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) for the first 23 laps before a gearbox failure retired the English drive dashing hopes of a second straight F1 win and 2012 Driver World Championship. Instead Germany’s Vettel claimed his second straight Singapore Grand Prix and moved into second on the driver championship leader board with 165 points trailing leader Fernando Alonso’s (Ferrari) 194 points who grabbed the final podium slot. England’s Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) finished second nearly 9 seconds behind Vettel.

F1: Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in qualifying for 2012 Singapore Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton

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Singapore – Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) lead the 24 car field in the qualifying Saturday at the Marina Bay Street Circuit to claim pole position in Sunday night’s 2012 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton’s lap of 1:46.362 in the third stage of qualifying bested Venezuelan Pastor Maldanado’s (Williams-Renault) time of 1:46.804 by near a 1/2 second and German Sebastian Vettel’s (Red Bull-Renault) time of 1:46.905 whom finished third. Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) rounded out the second line with strong mark of 1:46.939.

Current Formula One World Championship points leader Spain’s Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) placed fifth with a time of 1:47.216. Alonso’s Ferrari couldn’t seem to keep the pace with McLaren-Mercedes team who have been running hot as late taking it’s fourth straight pole and sixth of the season (this is Hamilton’s fifth pole).

F1: Singapore Grand Prix 2012 : Preview

Singapore – That time of year again for Formula One’s only entirely night race on it’s calendar. Welcome back to The Lion City ladies and gentlemen, and to the Marina Bay Street Circuit which has hosted the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix since 2008. The past four races have proven to be quite the spectacle with 2010 edition showcasing four drivers within ten points of each other in the F1 Drivers’ Championship. German Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) won that race which ended up propelling him to the top of the board for that said championship by season’s end. This 2012 addition finds a different scenario entering the race with Spaniard Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) leading the field by a 37 point margin. (Remember that a win gives a driver 25 points while top ten finishers all receive a lesser amount based on final position.)

International Film #1: The Thieves (South Korea)

The first addition of a column I’ll continue on through my travels and when I settle for awhile (eventually). I cannot say that I am either a film buff nor a critic, but I can counter by saying that I have viewed hundreds of films from various eras and countries and know what I like and not so much. Thus my reviews may be a bit biased, but a critique should be subjective, no? Let’s just leave it at that. My first installment finds me in the Kowloon area in Hong Kong in the Broadway Cinematheque Theater 2. -JGrez

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