2009 in Motorsports: "We Didn't Start the Car"

James BroomheadAnalyst IDecember 14, 2009

MONACO - DECEMBER 11:  In this handout image provided by FIA, FIA Formula One World Champion Sebastian Loeb of France and FIA Formula One World Champion Jenson Button of Great Britain pose with their FIA trophies during the 2009 FIA Gala Prize Giving Ceremony held at the Salle des Etoiles Sporting Club on December 11, 2009 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by FIA via Getty Images)
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Jenson Button, Rubinho, Red Bull and Dario

Jimmie Johnson, Valentino, Sebastien Loeb


Diffusers double tier, Nelson Piquet last year

Abu Dhabi, South Korea hosting a Grand Prix


Helio’s tax trial, missed The Chase (Hey Kyle)

Gillett, The King and Ray, running E-Sad and A.J.


Indycar – barely seen, F1’s got some new teams

Monte Carlo IRC, Beamer-Sauber Goodbye


We didn’t start the car

The fuel started burning

Wheels have started turning

We didn’t start the car

No we didn’t start it

But we’ll try to park it


Adolf Hitler, Ecclestone, J.C. France, and George is gone

Rockenfeller, Marco Werner, Lucas Luhr’s crash


McLaren’s Flo-vis, tell me what your time is

R15—Sebring once around the clock


Field Filler Dexter Bean, Merc have brought the winning team

Aston Martin, Lola Cars argue about animals


Renault wheels at Budapest, Barber set for Indy test

Martin’s pace second place, trouble is the teammate


Dave Blaney parked the car

He’d rather be racing

But the accountant’s pacing

Dave Blaney parked the car

NASCAR will excuse it

But they’d rather lose it  


Henry Surtees tragic death, Mayfield caught on Crystal Meth

British race off and on, someone please save Donington


Barrichello’s spring has sprung, F2 splits the lower rung

NASCAR restarts double file—don’t make me call the shootout style


Prism, buy some tyres, Midtjylland—the little guys

Rossi nips to the loo, JP gets a drive through


Tony K’s pit fire, Bridgestone not an F1 tyre

Fisichella slower, beat Luca Badoer


Franz look out! Safety Car!

It pulled out with warning

Just as you were turning

Franz look out! Safety Car

It’s got the cop chief in it

They’re a total nit wit


Sepang rain, short race, Kimi gets a choc ice

Peugeot protests, Litespeed and Lotus


Busch’s backwards victory lap, Kimi’s rally crash cap

Spa gird mixed up, Logano Sprint Cup


Kris Meeke IRC, Peugeot Le Mans and Petit

A1GP gone away, it was failing anyway!


I’m sick of Danica

I am tired of hearing

In what car she driving

I’m sick of Danica

I don’t want to hear it

I have grown to fear it


Brawn team, stacks of Yen, flying NASCAR yet again

Jean Todt, Ballot, Lie-gate, Lime Rock

Lots of sponsors pulling out, Indy gets IZOD to tout

Karthikeyen off the wall, Shanghai crowds are very small


Teddy Mayer passed away, Pascal Terry sad to say

Scott Sharp, Brand new Tub, Footage gets sped up

Put closed cockpits on the cars, Keeping track of Massa’s scars

FIA v FOTA wars—I can’t take it anymore


We didn’t start the car

The fuel started burning

Wheels have started turning

We didn’t start the car

No we didn’t start it

But we’ll try to park it




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