Im loving this Monaco Grand Prix discussion BTW
It shows how much excitement the race generated that most people here are more interested in arguing about national anthems - speaking of which:
kostas22 wrote: pasta_maldonado wrote: Ferrim wrote:
Nah, seriously speaking, God Save the Queen
is not that bad. The melody is decent, and the lyrics may sound outdated - but I love the lyrics for the second verse, that I believe is almost never sang because it's not politically correct. The whole verse smells of "we are the best and the rest of the world hates us, may they go to hell!" and that's what I love about national anthems
It asks God to defend the Queen, "scatter her enemies, confound their politics, frustrate their knavish tricks"
A very patriotic anthem. But sadly, most English people are not in the least patriotic. And the Queen, I don't see why people don't like her, she earns the country millions of pounds in tourism and she doesn't do much anyway. God save the Queen
is good but not the best, I feel Rule Britannia
would be more apt.
She earns England
millions of pounds in tourism. Scotland earns f*** all from having a queen yet our tax money still goes to her. It's a complete disgrace. It's also a disgrace that officially speaking God Save the Queen is the anthem of Scotland. Scots have passion, Flower of Scotland is a powerful anthem, we have something England never will. Look at our football team, even if we're shite we still cheer louder than the English and complain less.
kostas22, technically Scotland does not have an official national anthem (neither do England or Wales, for that matter), as God Save the Queen is the national anthem of the collective body known as the United Kingdom. Scotland and Wales might have adopted various songs as anthems, but strictly speaking they are not officially national anthems, although if the Scottish assembly wanted to, it could name a particular anthem as its national anthem (but they can't actually agree on what it should be).
BlindCaveSalamander wrote: Nuppiz wrote:
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redbulljack14 wrote:I won't complain if Alonso wins though, because he's leading the championship and consistently scoring podiums in a car that's probably somewhere in the midfield. He's clearly the best driver in the sport.
I'd agree with that - now, anyway. I think the test at Mugello was just what they needed to get the car sorted.
The Mugello test did coincide with a number of updated parts, most notably a modified exhaust system, tighter rear bodywork and modifications to the brake ducts and turning vanes that hang off them, so it is certainly possible that the F2012 has improved in performance since then. I guess that the best indication will be how well Massa performs - given that he looked much more confident in the car in Monaco, it suggests that some of the previous instability that was noted during testing and the early races is being eliminated, and the car seems to be responding more predictably to set up changes.