Friday, October 10, 2008

Little Red Dot Doesn't Buy Red Bull's Bull Shit

TODAY, Thursday, 09th October, 2008

Sorry Red Bull, but your bull shit cuts no ice.

Last week, Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner claimed an electrical surge from a passing underground train affected the gearbox of driver Mark Webber's car, causing the Aussie to retire prematurely from the 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix on Sept 28.

SMRT said it had found nothing to support the claim by Horner.

According to a report in British-based Autosport magazine's website last Thursday, Horner had said an electrical surge from apassing train beneath Turn 13 caused the gearbox of Webber's car to select two gears at once,forcing him to retire after lap 30 of the 61-lap race, the first Formula 1 race held at night.

Horner claimed the same problem affected sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais during the practice sessions on Sept 26.

But an SMRT spokesperson said: "There is no MRT track beneath Turn 13.

"The nearest MRT tunnel is about 200 metres away, with a depth of about 10 metres. In addition, train wheels and running rails are made of metal and therefore do not generate static electricity charges during train operations."

Red Bull may be able get people to put Red Bull into their life and put life into their red bull. But their bull shit has been proven to be of no basis and merit. In fact, it might even be considered outright hilarious and ridiculous.


Blogger Happysurfer said...

I suppose anything is possible. It might not be the train, probably something else. Perhaps some analysis and investigation need to be conducted to get to the rootcause. The onus is on Red Bull, of course.

Nice picture, MB.

Friday, October 10, 2008 at 6:59:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

We had a seminar on electrostatic disruptions. The researcher also said that it's impossible for static to reach the surface of the road even if there WAS an MRT track under the F1 route. Static just doesn't travel that way. And if it did, it would be defying all kinds of laws of physics :)

Friday, October 10, 2008 at 10:52:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To HS: When somebody wants to bull shit, all things are possible :p

To LIS: Thanks for sharing with us the laws of physics :)

Monday, October 13, 2008 at 9:54:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger QuaChee said...

read bout this as well. interesting note by red bull and a statement back by smrt haha :)

Monday, October 13, 2008 at 12:06:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Quachee: It's good to see SMRT whacking Red Bull's bull shit down :p

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 9:37:00 AM GMT+8  

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