Jacques Villeneuve is my favourite race car driver.
Ever since, about a year ago, Jacques Villeneuve left Formula One racing, I've been checking TSN's Formula One racing page, hoping to someday see the headline that "Jacks is Back". Well, I was pleased to see that headline about a week or two ago, annoucing he's signed with Sauber-Petronas for the next two year. I wasn't so pleased that it was Sauber, a middling team at best, that he signed with. I was hoping it would be Renault. That displeasure was somewhat lessened though, when, the next day, it was announced that Jacques would finish out this year (3 more races) with Renault, starting with this weekend's race in China. (does that mean he was this >< close to signing a longer deal with Renault? If so, then boo hoo.) Still, be happy he'll be back, and enjoy the Renault racing this year.
So, despite that practically all interest and excitement in the season was long ago sucked up by Ferrari's dominance, I was looking forward to this race. Mostly just to see how JV would do. Trouble is, the time difference. I wasn't going to stay up until 3am to watch a race (last time I did that was when JV was challenging for World Driving Champion in '97). No problem, though. In the TV Guide, TSN was shown as repeating the broadcast at 9am Sunday morning (the usual time for Formula One racing on TSN). While it'd be nice to sleep in, I sacrificed that for the opportunity to watch the re-broadcast.
I got up at 8:30, made some coffee, surfed the internet for a bit (making sure not to visit any site where I thought the race's outcome would be shown). At 9, I turned on TSN, and there it was: Champ Car Series racing from Las Vegas, re-broadcast from last night. No Formula One. Bummer.
So, I go on the internet, contemplate searching for a bittorrent link to the race, decide that's just foolish, and ended up searching for the race results. By the sound of it, I didn't miss much of a race. And JV finished 11th. Ho hum.