Micheal Schumacher’s Return to Formula 1

2009 F60 Formula 1 car.

Michael Schumacher is racing in a Formula 1 car again, and the whole world is excited about it. He is a racing legend, and is perceived by many as the ‘best’ Grand Prix driver there is. Schumacher, who has temporarily taken over Massa’s race seat following the Brazilian’s freak accident last weekend in Hungary, is now undergoing extensive training programs to prepare himself for his first race since 2006’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Highlights of his training program would be made up by: physical exercise, driving in a Ferrari simulator and actually driving a real Formula 1 car. All of these have to be cramped within three weeks, since the European Grand Prix at the streets of Valencia happens on August 23rd. With the physical exercise, the 7 times World Champion will focus on his stamina and neck muscles, especially after suffering from a motorcycle crash in February.

2007 F2007 Formula 1 car.

The Formula 1 simulator is an important part of his training. Modern Grand Prix drivers rely on this tool, since it is the next best thing there is, after driving the actual car. Especially these days, when there is a mid-season testing ban, it becomes more important. The simulator offers real-life driving scenarios, with tracks that are developed using laser technology and satellite images. Even the virtual car features real-life driving characteristics, and various scenarios can be added, such as different weather conditions, rain for example. The simulator works like those high quality racing games available out there, although it is definitely better.

The part where the 40-year old has to drive the real car is the most important one. Unfortunately, there is a mid-season testing ban. However, there is a loophole. Schumacher is allowed to drive the F2007 race car, which is the car used for the 2007 championship. The car was not supplied by Ferrari and wasn’t classified a test car. In fact, the car is provided by F1 Clienti, which is a workshop owned by Ferrari, meaning the German is allowed to drive it. Schumacher just concluded his first test yesterday, at the Mugello circuit and the results were positive.

The car is of course outdated and was developed using different rules set by the FIA, but Ferrari fitted slick tires (from a GP2 car) and ran the car. Ferrari has requested permission to use this year’s F60 race car, but has only received the green light from FOTA (Formula One Teams Association). The Prancing Horse is waiting for the FIA’s verdict regarding the matter.


owhhh… this is going to be damn interesting.. seeing schumi back on track is the most awaited thing in racing world.. the finest driver i’ve ever seen.. with all the new rules, this could be something to see whether he is still the best out there.. but whatever the result schumi will always be my favourite.. article from PaulTan.Org.

happy birthday

Said or written to a person who is celebrating his or her birthday in order to convey the good wishes of the speaker or writer (literally, “may you have a happy birthday”)

Happy birthday, Joe! Have a fantastic party!

source: Wiktionary

Happy Birthday in many languages

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, >m = said to males, >f said to females, m = said by males, f = said by females.

Language

Happy Birthday

Afrikaans Gelukkige Verjaarsdag
Albanian Gëzuar Ditëlindjen
Aleut Raazdinyaam Ugutaa
Amharic መልከም ልደት (melekame lidete)
Arabic (Modern Standard)

(kull sanah wa anta ṭayyib) كل سنة و انت طيب
(kull sana wa anti ṭayyibah) كل عام و أنت بخير

Arabic (Egyptian)

كل سنة و إنت طيّب
(kull sana wa inta tayyib >m, kull sana wa inti tayyiba >f)
و إنت طيّب
response – (wa inta tayyib >m, wa inti tayyiba >f)

Armenian (Eastern) Ծնունդդ շնորհավոր (Ts.nundet shnorhavor)
Armenian (Western) շնորհաւոր ծննդեան տարեդարձ
(shuhnorhavor dzuhnuhntyan daretarts)
Aromanian Ti multsã-anji! Uràri cu-ucazea-a dzuùãljei di-aflari
Azerbaijani Ad günün mübarək
Basque Zorionak zuri
Belarusian З днём нараджэння (Z dniom naradžennia)
Bengali শুভ জন্মদিন (shubho jônmodin)
Bosnian Srećan rođendan
Breton Deiz ha bloaz laouen
Kalz a vloavezhioù all
Bulgarian Честит рожден ден (Čestit rožden den)
Catalan Per molts anys / Bon aniversari / Moltes Felicitats
Cebuano Maayong pagsaulog sa adlaw nga natawhan
(formal – Happy Birthday is also used)
Chamorro Felis Kumpliåños / Biba Kumpliåños
Chechen Вина де декъала хуьлда хьан (Wina de deqil xilda ha) – m
Йина де декъала хуьлда хьан (Yina de deqil xilda ha) – f
Chinese
(Cantonese)
生日快樂 (sàangyaht faailohk)
Chinese
(Hakka)
生日快樂 (sang niyt khwài lók)
Chinese
(Hokkien)
生日快樂 (Sen-jít khoài-lók)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
生日快樂 [生日快乐] (shēngrì kuàilè)
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
生日快乐 (sinni kualoq)
Cornish Penn-bloedh Lowen
Croatian Sretan rođendan
Czech Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám!
Danish Tillykke med fødselsdagen
Divehi

(ufaaveri ufandhuvaheh) އުފާވެރި އުފަންދުވަހެއް

Dutch Gelukkige verjaardag
Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag
Fijne Verjaardag
Van Harte Gefeliciteerd
Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag
Esperanto Feliĉan datrevenon Feliĉan naskiĝtagon, Feliĉan naskiĝfeston
Estonian Palju õnne sünnipäevaks
Faroese Tillukku við føðingardegnum
Finnish Hyvää syntymäpäivää
Flemish Gelukkige verjaardag
French Joyeux anniversaire Bon anniversaire Bonne fête (in Quebec)
Friulian Bon Natalizi
Georgian გილოცავთ დაბადების დღეს (gilocavth dabadebis dghes) – frm
გილოცავ დაბადების დღეს (gilocav dabadebis dghes) – inf
German Alles Gute zum Geburtstag Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburstag
Greek Χρόνια Πολλά! (Hróña Pollá)
Χαρούμενα Γενέθλια! (Harúmena genéthlia!)
Hawaiian Hauʻoli Lā Hānau
Hebrew

(Yom Huledet Sameakh) יום הולדת שמח

Hindi जन्मदिन मुबारक हो (janmadina mubārak ho)
सालगिरह की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें (sālgirah kī hārdik śubhkāmnāyeṅ)
Hungarian Boldog születésnapot
Icelandic Til hamingju með afmælið
Ido Bona / Felica nasko-dio
Indonesian Selamat ulang tahun
Interlingua Felice anniversario
Inuktitut ᓇᓪᓕᐅᓂᖅᓯᐅᑦᓯᐊᕆᑦ (Nalliuniqsiutsiarit)
Irish (Gaelic) Breithlá sona duit Lá breithe shona duit
Italian Buon compleanno
Japanese お誕生日おめでとうございます (otanjōbi omedetō gozaimasu)
Jèrriais Bouôn annivèrsaithe
Kazakh Туған күнің құтты болсын! (Twğan küniñ quttı bolsın!) – inf
Туған күніңіз құтты болсын! (Twğan küniñiz quttı bolsın!) – frm
Kinyarwanda Isabukuru rwiza
Klingon qoSlIj DatIvjaj
Korean 생일축하합니다 (saengil chukha hamnida)
Kyrghyz Туулган күнүң менен (Tuulgan kunun menen)
Latin Felix dies natalis / Felix sit natalis dies
Latvian Daudz laimes dzimšanas dienā / Apsveicu dzimšanas dienā
Limburgish Gelökkige verjaordaag
Lipen Søerjehn

(Festoy Nensktag)

Lithuanian Sveikinu gimtadienio proga
Lojban terjbe.ui
Luxembourgeois Vill Gléck fir däi Gebuertsdag! (inf)
Vill Gléck fir äre Gebuertsdag! (frm)
Macedonian Среќен роденден (Sreken rodenden)
Malay Selamat hari jadi / Selamat hari lahir
Malayalam ജന്മ ദിനാശംസകള (janma dina ashamsakal)
Manx Laa-ruggyree sonney dhyt
Māori Rā Whānau ki a Koe!
Marathi वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा (vāḍhivsācyā hārdik śubhecchā)
Mongolian Tєрсєн єдрийн баяр хvргэе (Tersen edriin bayar hurgeye)
Nepali जन्मदिनको शुभकामना! (janmadinko shubhakamana)
Ndebele Langelihle lokuzalwa
Norwegian Gratulerer med dagen Gratulerer med fødselsdagen
Occitan Aürós aniversari!
Persian

(tavallodet mobārak) تولدت مبارک

Polish Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin
Wszystkiego najlepszego!
Portuguese Parabéns Feliz aniversário
Romanian La mulţi ani
Russian С днем рождения (S dniom roždenija)
Sabethir

(Erathie’hyavras)

Scottish Gaelic Là breith sona dhuit/dhuibh
Serbian Срећан рођендан (Srećan rođendan)
Sesotho Letsatsi le monate la tswalo
Sindarin Nostor veren
Sinhala Subha upan dinayak
Slovak Všetko najlepšie (k narodeninám)
Slovenian Vse najboljše (za rojstni dan)
Spanish ¡feliz cumpleaños!
Swahili Nakutakia mema kwa siku yako ya kuzaliwa!
Siku-kuo ya zaliwa njema! Furaha Ya Siku Ya Kuza Liwa!
Swedish Grattis på födelsedagen
Tagalog Maligayang kaarawan (Happy Birthday)
Maligayang bati sa iyong kaarawan
(Happy/Joyful/Merry Wishes on your Birthday)
Nawa’y pagpalain ka ng Diyos ng marami pang kaarawan
(May God bless you with many more birthdays to come)
Telugu జన్మదిన శుభాకాంక్షలు / పుట్టినరోజు శుభాకాంక్షలు
Thai สุขสันต์วันเกิด (sook sun wan gerd)
Turkish Doğum günün kutlu olsun
Turkmen Doglan günüň gutly bolsun
Ukrainian Многая Літа (Mnohaja Lita) = “Many Years”
З днем народження (Z dnem narodžennia)
Urdu

(salgirah mubarak) سالگِرہ مبارک

Uzbek Tug’ilgan kuningiz bilan!
Vietnamese Chúc mừng sinh nhật
Volapük Motöfadeli yofik
Welsh Penblwydd Hapus
Xhosa Imini emnandi kuwe
Yiddish

(A freilekhn geburtstog) א פריילעכן געבורטסטאג
(Mazl-tov tsu dayn geburtstog) מזל־טובֿ צו דײַן געבוירנטאָג

Yorùbá Ẹ ku Ayọ Ọjọ Ibi
Zazaki Roca toya d?nya-amaene bımbareke bo!
Zulu Halala ngosuku lokuzalw

source: Omniglot

it’s my birthday today!!