I hate to say I told you so…
It seems that the Saturday qualifying sessions are going to be where all the entertainment value lies in Formula-1 this season. Once again the Sunday ‘race’ turned into a procession with the top three cars finishing in the way they started i.e. Alonso, Hamilton, Massa.
The Ferrari’s struggled on this circuit with no place for their straight line speed to give them an advantage. And yeah, it didn’t help that Kimi Robotkonen started in 16th place. He finnished in 12th. I guess he isn’t ‘The New Schumacher’ afterall; as I remember it, Michael started around 16-20th once and finished on the podium despite his car bursting into flames half-way round. Now that’s a race driver right there.
The only good news to come from this weekend is the fact that rookie Lewis Hamilton is still joint leader in the World Championship after coming second. The leaderboard looks like so:
1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 38
2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 38
3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 33
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 23
5 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 18
Apparently there was some other big race this weekend happening somewhere in Indianapolis, but I have absolutely zero time for cars that go round in perfect circles and call it racing. No sir.