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Less is more you say? Well here are a few Haikus. Mark Twain had it right.

Four titles for Seb.

Not a rival in sight. Guys!

Drive faster next year.

 

No seat for the Hulk.

Financial backing required.

So, Max? He’s too slow.

 

Sledged by an Aussie.

It’s not unusual but,

keep it on the field.

 

Thumped at the Gabba

Mate, two hopes at the WACA.

Adelaide: must win.

The 68 syllables above were inspired by the The Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge – http://dailypost.wordpress.com/ – which this week has bloggers distilling their writing into the Haiku form.

Not wanting to stray too far from what I know, I’ve tried to condense into three lines  a couple of themes from the recently completed 2013 Formula 1 season in which Sebastian Vettel wrapped up a record breaking campaign with victory in Sãu Paulo. Next season will see the costly introduction of new turbo-charged engines forcing even some well-established teams to employ drivers who bring more in terms of sponsorship than they do in driving ability.

And then on to the Ashes, which kicked off in more ways than one last week in Brisbane. England were despatched in explosive fashion by the mercurial Mitchell Johnson. His nine wickets in the match were a painful riposte to his serial tormentors: the taunting Barmy Army. There has definitely been more than an air of niggle surrounding this latest Anglo-Australian contest. This is to be expected and relished but things boiled over in the aftermath of the 1st Test Match with comments being aired in the press that would be best left on the field or in the sanctuary of the changing rooms. England’s selectors now have a conundrum in how to accommodate the departure of Jonathan Trott, who has returned home with a stress-related condition. Many observers give England little chance of victory on the traditionally fast and bouncy Perth pitch and so the next Test Match at Adelaide could be the key to retaining the Ashes.

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