Christa & Palle
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5.2 Palle turned 40
Here is a picture of Christa and Palle on a beach in Sweden at Tylösand in 2005.
Christa is working at Vanpée and Westerberg. If you like to know more about the company click this link : Vanpée og Westerberg
Palle is quite fond of Renault cars and that's why we both have a .
Here is the one Christa usually is driving
It is a blue Renault Clio 1.5 cDi Expression
This is the one Palle usually drives and it is a dark blue Renault Laguna III Expression with a 1.6 16V engine:
Palle is a great fan of Formula One racing and have always loved when Renault participated as they have done at different occasions since 1977, when they introduced the Turbo era.
The first half of the 2008 season wasn't the best we have seen from the Renault F1 team but during the second half especially Fernando Alonso showed that the R28 i svery competitive and he actually won two races and got a second place in the last race. So actually he was the highest scoring driver in the last 8 races. It seems that the team have at last found solved the problems that have kept the R28 from being in the front.
Unfortunately this season again was without the possible to develop on the engine one of Renault strong elements, but FIA has decided that F1 shall be more like the minor series where everything is standard and no development are allowed and this is really a pitty as F1 is all about getting the top of the pop and therefore they must be allowed to develop within certain frames. Even worse FIA and the old mad Max Mosley is talking about using a standard engine which will be the dead of formula 1. Mosley most realize that formula one will never be like it was when he was young where two young guys could run a formula one team in a garage in Milton Keynes. This is a multi million dollar business and the companies that are involved wants to pay because they can show what they can do as engine and car manufactorer.
Nelson Piquet did not too well as rookie, he had to many DNF's and finished as 12th in the overall standing with only 19 points.Fernando Alonso finished fifth with 61 points (43 of those scored in the last 6 races).
The Renault F1 team ended up as fourth in the constructors championship with 80 point which was too less.
Fernando Alonso in Singapore 2008
The 2007 season wasn't the best we have seen from the Renault F1 team and there have been several reasons like the drivers line-up and the performance of the R27 which showed a quite new setup for the mirrors but that wasn't the magic silver bullet. Unfortunately it wasn't possible to develop on the engine one of Renault strong elements, but FIA has decided that F1 shall be more like the minor series where everything is standard and no development are allowed and this is really a pitty as F1 is all about getting the top of the pop and therefore they must be allowed to develop within certain frames.
Heikki Kovalainen did a very good job as rookie and finished as 7th in the overall standing with 30 points which is 9 more than Fisichella got. Kovalainen managed to finish all but the very last race, which was a very good performance.
The Renault F1 team ended up as third in the constructors championship with 51 point which was fare too less.
The new 2006 contender (R26) seems to be a very strong evolution and with the all new V8 engine, the RS26 will bring Renault on a very competitive level and making the defence of their two World Champion titles possible.
The R26 will again be driven by World Champion Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella, with the finn Heikki Kovalainen as test driver.
This year Renault finished all but 4 races, two for Alonso and 2 for Fisichella. Alonso scored 7 wins and 7 second place finishes and Fisichella taking 1 win and 4 third places.
The new 2005 contender (R25) seems to be a very strong one, with the another evolution of the 72 degree V10 engine, the RS25 will bring Renault on a very competitive level regarding horsepowers.
The R25 will be driven by Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella, with Frank Montagny as test driver.
If you would like to see a little bit of the Renault F1 history then try this link : Renault F1 history
In 2005 our summer holiday was spend as a Safari trip to Kenya together with our friends Jens and Lis.
We left Copenhagen on Wednesday 14sep2005 and came back 26sep2005 after 10 very intensive days in the National parks of Kenya.
We were in Amboseli, Masai Mara, Samburu, at Mount Kenya and a short visit to Lake Nakuru.
We have put some of the best pictures from our trip her : Safari pictures
This autumn we have a new student living at our house. Dagmara is coming from Poland and have been here since late augsut and will stay until christmas.
During the autumns of 1999, 2000 and 2005 we also had students living at our house. These students have been doing one semester of studying on DIS in Copenhagen. Here you can see some pictures of them.
5.2 Palle turned 40
Palle turned 40 years on saturday 11 of december 1999. That was celebrated with a party where 37 people participated. If you want to see some pictures from the party then try this link, it may take some time because there are many pictures : Palle's birthday
The very first birthday present he got was a trip in a pistemaskine given be Hans & Ingalill during the skiing vacation.
Here you can see this very special present : Pistemaskine
This years skiing vacation went to Ischgl in Austria together with Niels and Rasmus
In september 2004 Christa turned 40 years old and she had a big celebration on her birthday with breakfast and later during the day many of our friends and family members showed up to dinner. On the following saturday a birthday party where held at Herlev Kro.
If you want to see some pictures from the party then try this link, it may take some time because there are many pictures : Christa's birthday
Here are some pictures from the celebration of our twelve and a half years of marriage. Unfortunately we held the party one year too early. That's what happens when you try to do calculation after you have been drinking some wine.
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