The All-Motorsport Power Rankings: Week 37
Has it stopped raining in Georgia yet?
If you were in Atlanta did you manage to find high ground before the Ark came past?
Yes the rain is back, this time reducing a 10-hour ALMS race to a NASCAR like farce of parked cars under tarpaulins, a seemingly endless rain delay before a premature and disappointing end.
Speaking of disappointing Jimmie Johnson once more ran and hid in a NASCAR Chase race with ominous familiarity, equally familiar was David Stemme's multiple incidents.
And finally, F1 took to the racing under lights, with Romain Grosjean finding a very familiar peice of wall, and Bernie Ecclestone spouted his familiar brand of nonsense (although the British government's clarification on the assisted suicide law means there is hope).
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15 Joey Logano (NASCAR)
As part of Joe Gibbs Racing’s commitment to education, Joey displayed what actions to follow if you ever happen to find yourself on fire.
Stop, drop and roll at Dover (and over, and over, and over)
14 Flavio Briatore (Court)
Flav’s in esteemed company now, joining Adolf Hitler as the second European dictator Bernie Ecclestone has defended this year.
13 Romain Grosjean (F1)
With manager Flav in the FIA’s bad books, Romain has started thinking of a future in TV.
Well, judging by practice he certainly has comedic timing.
12 David Murry (ALMS)
If you don’t follow the ALMS (and if you don’t why don’t you, you philistine) let me put Murry’s Ford GT pole into context.
It’s like me winning a drag race in my dad’s Nissan (or USF1 being on pole in Bahrain next year).
11 Fernando Alonso (F1)
Massa and Alonso at Ferrari, eh?
Why am I building the wall you ask?
To protect me from pram ejected Spanish toys when Freddie isn’t undisputed number one driver.
10 Guy Smith/Chris Dyson (ALMS)
Motorsport Murphy’s Law, Part 1.
The first time your car runs with out a problem and you romp to victory, it doesn’t count.
9 Timo Glock (F1)
Motorsport Murphy’s Law, Part 2.
You score a career and team best second place, and they still show you the door.
Toyota baseball caps to become collector’s editions I wonder.
8 Jenson Button (F1)
It’s about time Jenson caught a brake in the championship race.
7 Allan McNish (ALMS)
Things Allan probably didn’t say at Petit.
Pre-race – “It’s just like Scotland”
Post-race – “It’s OK, it was just a spin”
6 Kris Meeke (IRC)
4 Risi Competizione (ALMS)
The “Risi Slam” rolls on, now undefeated in major races since Le Mans 2008
3 Lewis Hamilton (F1)
I know you can't tell we're laughing at you through those sunglasses Beyonce, but just because it's a night race doesn't mean you have to dress in the dark.
2 Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)
Jimmie Johnson completed another Tire Test at Dover.
Testing how Tired we are of watching him runaway with Chase races
1 Franck Montagny (ALMS)
Quoting from the official Peugeot press release.
“It’s great to have won the Mini Le Mans!”
Mini!? It’s Petit! It’s your own friggin’ language Franck!