There you go then, a leopard never changes its spots does it. Alonso turns up, and a yeah okay Alonso is further up the championship table than Massa was, but there are a shed load of points left to play for. Why does Massa have to get out of the way so early in the championship? A win here and maybe the roll gets going and before you know it he’s hunting the McLaren and Redbulls down. The Ferrari is obviously a good car that can take the Redbull on for a win. Yet they still tell Massa to get out of the way to let the Spaniard through. Considering I though Massa was going to be nowhere near the sharp end, it was a cracking race by the Bionic Brazilian. He makes it past Vettel off the line and then drives away from the Redbull, keeps Alonso behind him when he struggles on the new hard tires, to then turn round and tell him to give the place back and claim to the worlds press that “he wasn’t as fast as Alonso” then Alonso to say with an absolute straight face “I don’t know why he slowed, it’s a narrow circuit and I took my chance to over take him” is just a kick in the teeth to Massa and two fingers up to the paying punters.
The other teams will tell drivers not to race and to keep it on the island. Ferrari will tell a driver to get out of the way and let the “team leader” through. He almost gets his brains turned to pulp and he still have to get out of the way.
Other than that .... It was pretty dull race. I spent the day at the Farnborough air show with my son and thank God I did, it meant I could fast forward the dull start, the dull middle bit and the dull end. Ferrari’s synchronized racing and McLarens “holding station, to defend the points” do not really make for a particularly exciting racing.
But Ferrari ... really. Do they still need to be doing that in this day and age? According to the FIA no they don’t, a $100,000 fine (a slap wrist of the loosest kind) and a “we’ll think about giving then a stiff talking to later” statement suggest the FIA are worried about bad publicity, but not a lot more. If they get the random ban hammer out to "adjust the result" I shall be very very surprised indeed.
Let’s see then if you fell asleep the result was:
1st Alonso, given the result, but was still there or there abouts all weekend.
2nd Massa got robbed of the win. A good result for driver whose struggled so far all weekend.
3rd Vettel, got pole by the width of a knats left tactical. Then failed yet again to convert it to a win
4th Hamilton still leads the points table. Damage limitation result
5th Button, lost out off the start line, made places in the pits. Didn’t drive into this team mate.
6th Webber was never going to get past the McLaren boys. Didn’t look like going for the win all weekend
7th Kubica never looked fast, best of the rest result again.
8th Rosberg, yet again beat the 7 time world champion.
9th Schumacher looked very smug when asked about Ferrari team orders, the happiest he was all weekend in fact
10th Petrov. Will still get fired any day now.
Vettel gets the fastest lap, further embarrassing Ferrari. Lotus drop the ball and Virgin come up with it this time, well done them.
the next race is this weekend an the utterly dull Hungarian GP. Who ever gets pole will win. i can guarantee it.