Time is of the essence in a sport that is measured in the one thousandth of a second and to change all four wheels in under two seconds is a terrific feat by anyone's measure. Teams practice pitstops regularly and in Austin you could catch some of those practice sessions during the pit walk on Thursday.
I'm preparing for a series of forthcoming events on Muslim majority and minority economies and to freshen up those integration debates - by proposing a new approach for Muslims. This is following the 'China Town' model of creating clearly marked and branded areas open for business and cultural exchanges fit for a non-native majority...
The first squash action after the summer break commenced over the last week or two across various parts of the globe. Gregory Gaultier won his seventh European Individual Championship in Herentals in Belgium, beating Germany's Simon Rosner in the final and Camille Serme won the women's title beating Natalie Grinham making it a French double.
So as Malaysia celebrates her 56th year of independence and 50th birthday, I, like many, will blow out the proverbial candles with a fire from within my heart that burns all the brighter, the fiercer and the more surely. I, like many, will wish to see less exploitation of powers and less use of religion as a tool to marginalise minorities for social and political gain.
We need to ensure the young population are secure in a renewed sense of national identity, saved from the ill effects of marginalisation and apathy. It is not all about getting young, unemployed and disaffected young people out of a life that is spiralling into worthlessness, more a different approach to other schemes that, quite frankly, do very little.
If you've been watching Formula One for some time now, you'll know that when Mark Webber isn't happy about something... he says it. The Australian F1 driver did not mince words at this weekend's practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix when his Red Bull RB9 chassis experienced high tire degradation.