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29.09.2019 09:45
d to be at least second, with Rosberg out of the points. Wattie quickly moved ahead of Mario Andrettis Ferrari, everyone the Antworten

Keke Rosberg is well known for not interfering in the racing affairs of his son. In any case, there is not much he can say when comparing his championship finale in 1982 with Nicos encounter this weekend. The only vague similarity would appear to be that both races were in a desert region: father in Nevada; son in Abu Dhabi. Otherwise, nothing stacks up.Keke had won just a single race during a bizarre season; Nico, so far, has claimed nine during a much longer and more predictable campaign. Even when it comes to similar strategic necessities, their respective tactical methods are diametrically opposed.Nico, despite having the points advantage, has eschewed a conservative approach and says he intends to treat this weekend like any other by going for the win. Keke only needed to finish fifth (or higher) back in the day when P5 was worth two points. And that was his sole intention - particularly after qualifying sixth.Caution was the watchword in the Williams pit (there was no garage as such, all of the teams being housed in a nearby convention centre). With the unimaginative track defined by concrete walls zigzagging through a car park at the back of Caesars Palace, it seemed sensible to accept that first lap skirmishes could result in damage (even allowing for no nose wings at all, never mind the aerodynamic sculptures hanging off the front of todays F1 cars).Pit stops were not part of the race strategy in 1982 but the Williams mechanics could be seen diligently practising changes of suspension parts, the theory being that they could pull in Rosberg if necessary, carry out repairs and still finish fifth. In such an event, a lap chart would be even more essential than usual.There was no computerised timing 34 years ago. Frank kept the Williams lap chart as he sat at the pit wall. With so much riding on the result in Las Vegas, however, the boss needed to supervise all aspects of the running of this race - which ruled out keeping an accurate lap chart.On race morning, I had wandered over to the Williams motorhome (a Winnebago; not the pre-fabricated edifices we see today) to have a brief chat with Keke who, in tee shirt and jeans, was chilling outside and enjoying a cigarette. Frank was anything but relaxed; a human dynamo restlessly moving around. Looking tense, he beckoned me inside the motorhome. Thinking I was about to be interrogated over something I had written, I was not prepared for what came next.Dyou think youd be able to keep our lap chart? I mean, what do you say? I kept a lap chart at every race (it was the only means of recording the story). But to do it here, by the Williams pit wall, sun blazing down, the championship depending on it? You must be joking.And yet I heard myself saying Okay, Frank while thinking: What the **** are you doing! No pressure, then.Frank took out his pen and ticked Lap Chart: Maurice on a long list. I was glad he had asked on race morning. Had it been the day before, I wouldnt have slept a wink.The bonus, of course, was to be right at the heart of this race and championship. Journalists were not allowed in the Williams pit. And there I was, standing in the Holy of Holies alongside the boss, Patrick Head, Frank Dernie, Charlie Crichton-Stuart and chief mechanic, Alan Challis. But, rather than enjoy it, I had just one thought: Dont screw up!I was dreading the sight of that white Williams coming into the pits but relieved to see Keke finish the first lap in one piece. He was down in seventh place and out of the points. No matter; there were another 74 laps to go.Stayed calm, Rosberg bided his time, even when overtaken by John Watson, Kekes main championship rival. The McLaren driver needed to be at least second, with Rosberg out of the points. Wattie quickly moved ahead of Mario Andrettis Ferrari, everyone then shuffling forward one place when Riccardo Patrese retired his Brabham.Some time later, as Watson moved into third, Frank peered over my shoulder. The lap chart said Rosberg was fifth - which, fortunately, agreed with Franks assessment of progress. Now all Keke had to do was stay there; easier said than done, Rosberg a few laps earlier having narrowly missed Andretti when the Ferraris rear suspension failed.With two laps to go, Williams moved across the pit and quietly instructed his sponsorship coordinator (and mate) Crichton-Stuart to tell Alan [Challis] to get the flags ready. It was the first time all week that Frank was prepared to concede his man was about to win the title. Challis appeared with the Union Jack and Saudi flag (in deference to the teams main sponsor) and the perspiring but ecstatic team waved their man home. I duly marked car number 6 in fifth place on the chart.Job done.NMD Skor Sverige . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Adidas Stan Smith Rea . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. . The 17-year-old native of Marystown, N.L., pulled out of Skate Canada International last month in Saint John, N.B., with the same problem. Adidas NMD Sverige . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. NMD Skor Billigt . Pirlo limped out of Sundays 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13 minutes. Juventus says Pirlo underwent tests on Monday which revealed he has "a second-degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament in his right knee.INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers introduced Al Jefferson, Thaddeus Young and Jeremy Evans on Friday, with the hope that the revamped frontcourt can help push the team closer to the top of the NBAs Eastern Conference.We feel that we added some players that we think are going to help us contend for the East, Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird said.Indiana acquired Young in a draft-night trade with Brooklyn, while Jefferson signed a three-year, $30 million deal earlier this week.The 28-year-old Young, entering his 10th season in the league, averaged 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last season.The 31-year-old Jefferson averaged 12 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season for Charlotte, but he missed a large chunk of time because of a midseason injury to his right knee.Ive got the injury thing taken care of now, Jefferson said. Once Im 100 percent I dont think theres any doubt in my mind, or anyone elses mind, of what I can do on the court.Evans, who won the 2012 NBA slam dunk competition, was traded to Indiana from Dallas.ddddddddddddHe didnt play much in his only season with the Mavericks, averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 30 games. He played his first five seasons in Utah.The Pacers also will have a new point guard next season. They acquired Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team trade that sent George Hill to the Utah Jazz.The new players will join holdovers Paul George, Myles Turner and Monta Ellis in an effort to improve on last seasons 45-37 record. The Pacers were the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and lost to Toronto in the first round.I think this roster allows us, with the versatility we have, to establish the tempo that we want to play, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. We definitely should be able to play fast, and then with the addition of Al Jefferson, you can play in a halfcourt offense. ' ' '

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