Monday, 15 November 2010

Abu Dhabi Deliberations - "Thank you. I love you."

Never mind the bollards, the FF1 2010 season has drawn to a close. The Beeb kicked this off with a racism-lite Arabian nights (with a Welsh twang) introduction to their coverage. Then rolled out the Big Guns: Moss and Walker, who they didn't sit near to each other to have a conversation.

There were a lot of classic quotes to take away from the race. My favourite was the team radio to Alonso: "Use the best of your talent. We know how big it is." It's a shame the Ferrari strategists only packed their second-best talent, their best talent must have been at the dry-cleaners. Schumacher commented, when asked about Vettel's victory compared to his: "My time is a different time from this time." If this is not your time, Schumi, why are you driving a car that so many other, talented, drivers would get better use out of? Alonso was looking at the positives at the end, taking a lot from his failure by noting for the record that he has beaten some other records. But not any important ones I guess.

So, at the end of the year, two young men finally revealed the talent the got them into F1. Petrov came good and held up a two-time world champion and Vettel waited until after he crossed the chequered line, to be told that he had won. Not sure I believe him.

Thanks for playing along this year. Have a happy off-season. See you in March.

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