HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fernando! I guess the weather and safety car gods gave him an early present this past weekend. Luckily, he has the skill to take advantage of those situations when they arise. Absolutely stellar drive on tires that were WAY done. While it was a great moral booster, it was obviously a byproduct of all the chaos on track. I'm just glad Alonso made the most of it.
I have to give Kimi his props. Hell of a drive after that ridiculous blunder the team had with him in qualy. I hope he keeps it up after the break.
Huge congrats to DR for another stellar drive. The kid is on fire!
I really thought Seb was going to get back on track this weekend after qualy, but I guess not. That spin was a rookie mistake. Although he lucked out and didn't hit the wall hard enough to break the suspension, he still flat spotted the tires.
Another impressive drive from Lewis! Pit lane to 3rd. WOW. It was good to see him get some redemption after yet another failure. Did he inherit Webber's luck or what? I was completely against the double points crap, but I hope Lewis can use those to make up for all of his crap luck .
WHY in the hell is everyone making such a big deal about Lewis supposedly not letting Nico by? Was he supposed to pull over to the shoulder and wait for Nico to go by? Hell NO! Nico couldn't get close enough to pass, so why should Lewis slow down? He shouldn't! Lewis even said if he got close enough he would let him by, but Nico couldn't do it until later when he had the new tires and Lewis' were spent. Then it wasn't strategy, it was for position, so tough luck!
As mentioned by other posters, what in the hell were they doing keeping the cameras on the second group of cars instead of the three fighting for the podium? I thought after the commentators made mention of it (multiple times), that they would switch, but they took their sweet time doing it. Luckily they cut back before anything happened.
Unfortunately, it takes weather and some safety cars to make the races exciting this season. It was one hell of a race though. The safety cars really made the race for a few and ruined it for a few others.
This is going to be a LONG break.
So, what other topics shall we cover in the mean time?