Motorsport In 2010 Review (Or We Didn't Start the Car)

James BroomheadAnalyst IDecember 15, 2010

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE WAS CREATED FROM ORIGINAL COLOUR FILE)  Race winner and F1 2010 World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme following the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 14, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
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Seb Vettel and Dario, Red Bull and Fernando

Double J, Lorenzo Land, Sebastien Loeb


Red Bull’s hold of pole position, LMS of television

India joins South Korea—hosting a grand prix


McLaren’s F-Duct (on to wing air sucked)

Gillett, the King and Ray struggling with debts to pay


Richard Branson in heels, Lotus best of new teams

New champ has a little cry, Bridgestone Rubber goodbye


We didn’t start the car

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


Spoiler back for C.O.T. V8 Super Courtney

Final laps, Will attacks, Helio’s "block"


Ratel’s new spell’s Bertolini Bartels

Beamer on the Nordschleife—Twice around the clock


HRT Christian Klien, Anderlecht’s the winning team

No new team will get the call, ee-jaf-jalla-juke-ll*


Strakka win in Budapest, Alabama snorefest

Turkish race, saving face—trouble is the team mate


Renault was backed by Lada

Russian cheques they’re cashing

Pay for Petrov’s crashing

Renault was backed by Lada

Their speed didn’t match it

Alonso couldn’t catch it


Tomizawa snatched away, Walkinshaw the other day

Gearbox palaver, Dindo balaclava


Hulkenburg claims the pole, Daytona pot hole

Edwards attempts homicide, NASCAR ratings still on slide


Carlos gets his Dakar win, Kimi keeps rolling

Ecclestone’s Hublot, U.S. team a no go


Peugeot blow on full attack, Audi win Le Mans back

GT1 is mighty fun, ACO don’t think so.


At last they parked Milka

She might be improving

Still she’s barely moving

At last they parked Milka

She’ll watch from the team pit

Now the fans will like it


Felipe Baby in review, Fernando’s faster than you

Newman Hamlin, pay drivers invasion


The firesuits on Delana, NASCAR Dani-mania

Ambrose ill hill, KV smash bill


Karthikeyan, Piquet, racing in the USA

Korea nearly washed away, wasn’t finished anyway


Rossi leaves Yamaha

Broken leg, no riding

Left Lorenzo gliding

Rossi leaves Yamaha

The success will judge it

Support will demand it


Lotus running everything, Schumel Shumi back again

Bahrain boring, Brand new scoring

Muller for the second time, Webber’s flipping airtime

Simona HVM, Japan Leeroy Jenkins


Surprised with the Delta Wing, sticking with Dallara thing

Belgian rains, Lewis wins, Button out, Vettel spins

Diffusers lose their second tier, KERS back after missing year

What is next then moving floors? I can’t take it anymore


We didn’t start the car

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


For those who wonder what has happened here, take a listen to "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel, and feel free to sing along because this actually does fit into tune.

*This is the name of the Icelandic volcano—Eyjafjallajokull—that caused chaos in late April by cancelling the flights that would get the F1 teams back from China. It's not actually pronounced like this, but it's easier.