[Slowhand] Nice One Eric

John Mills turbineltd at btconnect.com
Mon Apr 7 06:27:25 EDT 2008

This reminds me of the old joke:
How many ears did Davy Crockett have?
Three; a left ear, a right ear and a wild front ear!

Here we have one hand, or two hands and a Slowhand.

Quote of the day

According to sources, when F1 (TV) coverage returns to the BBC next year,
the British broadcaster, keen to start from scratch, will feature an all-new
presentation and commentary team, which signals bad news for Martin
Brundle's many fans.

A couple of weeks ago we applauded (ITV commentator) Brundle's
tongue-in-cheek comment that Felipe Massa's error at Sepang was the result
of "ambition getting the better of adhesion", surely a contender for 'quote
of the year'.

However, yesterday, in Bahrain, he surpassed himself.
At a time when most F1 people are (publicly) unwilling to refer to the
'Mosley saga' - the Red Bulletin, famed for its whacky, wild and out-there
approach to life within Planet Paddock, being the most obvious example - the
former GP driver put a smile on the face of the Pitpass crew.

On his customary grid-walk, Brundle spotted guitar legend Eric Clapton
(a.k.a. God), one of the few 'celebrities' to turn up on an F1 grid and
merit the term 'star' in addition to being a genuine fan.

Brundle let slip the fact that the former Cream and Yardbirds axe-man was to
wave the chequered flag at the end of the race, clearly to Clapton's (mild)
frustration, 'Slow-hand' admitting that it was meant to be a secret.

"I'm not sure whether to hold it with one or two hands," said Clapton. And
before any of us could hit back with an "Ooh-err missus", Brundle responded;
"that's very topical at the moment".

Well done that man ..........

If, like me, you were unaware of the "Mosley saga", then you can read the
"News of the Screws" article here:

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