domenica 5 luglio 2020

ROUND #1, AUSTRIA: BACK TO LIFE, TO SAY IT WITH EIFFEL 65

Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah! Finally we’re back to reality! This weekend we had the first Austrian round, which will be repeated in a week.
Our hero Lou scored the 10th time both in free practice and in qualifications, and in Saturday afternoon ended the Feature Race in 7th position.
But the best of the best happened during the Sprint Race on Sunday morning: he ended 2nd and climbed the podium… wait a moment… podium? Due to the emergency, there’s no podium! However, it was nice to see him wearing a mask. Sportspeople are always there to give us a good example, and when it comes to Lou I can’t be wrong about that. 

domenica 21 giugno 2020

THIS TIME FOR AFRICA

“HE IS THE CHAMPION! HE IS THE CHAMPION!”

Okay, okay… you know that I’m addicted to the songs by Queen… but is there a better song to celebrate Lou’s conquer? Music purists maybe will lynch me, as I have drawn the title of this post from a song by Shakira 😜
Lou is the champion of the 2020 SRO E-Sport GT Series! He started from pole position during the final round in the virtual version of Kyalami and made a splendid victory!
I’m happy he won this virtual championship, but I actually hope to see him winning a REAL championship one day!
See you in Spielberg just after the end of my summer exam session, which, by the way, is the last one of my undergraduate university career. Then, in October, I will finally obtain my Bachelor’s Degree!

P.S.: did you know that, in Zulu language, “Kyalami” means “my home”? It’s such a beautiful meaning, isn’t that?

domenica 14 giugno 2020

A PAGE OF HISTORY HAS BEEN WRITTEN TODAY

One of Louis’ biggest dreams (and one of mine as well 😜) is now reality! 
Lou, along with Kuba Brzezinski, Nikodem Wisniewski and Raffaele Marciello (whose mother follows me on Instagram and always likes my posts) won the first virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans in history!
Their car was a Rebellion LMP1 prototype, similar to the one which will be used by Lou for the real 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will be held next September.
There were a lot of famous drivers too: Sir Lando, Prince Charles, Fernando the Emperor of Spain and future Emperor of Indianapolis, Gasoly (Gasoline + Gasly), Stoffel VanDeFerran (he’s in a relationship with Anna De Ferran, Gil’s daughter), Maximum Crashtappen…
Lou and his co-équipiers leaded the most of the race until their deserved win, for whom I give them my congratulations.
See you for the virtual Canadian Grand Prix 👋🏻 

domenica 7 giugno 2020

STREET FIGHTERS!

ICYMI: apart from being a big motorsport fan, I’m a geek girl too, so that’s the explaination of this title 😜
Lou seems to be luckier in virtual races than in real ones: he won the Virtual F2 Race in Baku! But this today was true only for F2… he actually didn’t finish the F1 Virtual GP. The next one will be better, never give up and never be sad! 
However, the Baku Virtual F1 Race was won by Sir George, followed by runner-ups Alex the Thai Massager and Speedy Gutiérrez (the Fastest Mouse of Mexico eheheheh… but don’t tell it to Perez!). Pietrinho Fittipaldinho ended 6th.
So… the Virtual F2 Championship is now over, while Virtual F1 will have a last round in Canada. Then, we will be back to the future reality.

domenica 31 maggio 2020

FLAG TO FLAG, HEART TO HEART

Today Lou jumped aboard his blue-orange Porsche and won flag-to-flag-! Well… it happened, but it actually was a virtual race! Until we will have the “ok” to head back into real tracks we have to satisfy our hunger of adrenaline with simulators and videogames.
But today I have a joyful announcement to you… who’s saying I’m pregnant? No, it’s not about me… we will start the F1 season on July 5th, at the Red Bull Ring! A week later there will be another F1 race there. Obviously there won’t be spectators!

domenica 24 maggio 2020

IN THE NAME OF ANTHOINE

During this weekend the Monaco Grand Prix was supposed to be held, but it was cancelled due to the pandemy. However, we live in the age of technology, so we can empty the hole with a virtual race!
One year ago the late Anthoine Hubert won in Monaco, and Lou and Prince Arthur paid him tribute by winning the two Monegasque virtual races. By the way, it’s the first time I write about a win of Lou on my little blog, and I couldn’t be happier! Actually, if it was a “real” race it would have been better, but Lou is a big videogames enthusiast (a bit of a nerd?) so it’s a satisfaction as well!
The Virtual F1 GP, whose winner was Sir George, was satisfactory for Lou too, as he ended 9th. 
See you for the next virtual event!

domenica 17 maggio 2020

NUMBER TWO, WE LOVE YOU!

Today Lou raced virtually with his light blue and orange Porsche. He qualified 2nd and ended the race in the same position: what a coincidence! 
I’m starting to think he can consider a career in GT cars… do you think it’s a good idea?
See you for the next virtual event!