Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, Feb 6, 2012.
You mentioned that one in your first post, so I didn't include it. It's a great one.
Kobayashi... well deserved podium
Was a better race than it looked like it would be
Especially after the first corner.
Really excited about the rest of the season. Seems like Vettel has just been solid all season (with a few car breakdowns) and none of the commentators really brought him up in world championship discussions, but he's probably on his way to 3 in a row.
We'll see if there isn't another alternator failure or brain fade(overtaking button off the race track) over the next five races.
Sucks that the 2 drivers I like the least are in a 2 horse race for the title. Guess I would rather see Vettel than Alonso.
And Vettel is in the lead now. Hamilton gives up.
Not exactly giving up:
The excitement of the early season flux in performance has worn off. Teams have figured out stuff, the racing is more sedentary now. A bit more boring. Looks like Red Bull wont be caught. McLaren is nowhere, Ferrari wont have time to catch up.
Kind of lame to be back to Vettel milking the gap at the front and coasting to a win. McLaren has really blown it. They should have built up a big lead by now, Red Bull could not have caught up.
Who'da thunk Massa would be pushing Alonso? I guess that team orders ban doesn't apply to Ferrari. Again.
If Hamilton's unhappy with his car now, think about what he's going to do with Mercedes. Force India was faster than Schumacher's ride today.
The question is whether Vettel is a worthy champion if he does end up on top.
In my book, if you win the championship, you are a worthy champion. With Vettel, I'm not sure how there can be any doubt. Like Alonso, he seems to win if the car is capable of it. The Red Bull must have been quite a pile (relatively speaking of course) earlier this season.
As for Hamilton and Mercedes, I remain depressed. However, at least he won't get his hopes up there. At McLaren, they give him almost enough car to win, but not quite.
Team orders are allowed.
Massa was quicker, no doubt. He was told to back off.
Agree. The season is too long not to denote you as worthy champion.
The element of variance is reliability. Most F1 is now bulletproof. In a way its great, but I do miss the occasional Alain Prost blowing up a Ferrari to allow Senna to take the win, etc. An occasional mechanical failure is not bad for racing. Granted there was a time in F1 where this was too much. I recall a race, I want to say San Marino, I dont know, where 6 cars finished. I think it was early/mid 90's.
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