Sunday, 9 September 2012

Italian GP - "So grateful for this opportunity"

Firstly, if anyone has suggestions what the tally marks signify on Vettel's helmet, please post below.  My ideas are number of how many races since he won or how long until he can approach Whitmarsh for Hamilton's vacant seat.

This was a race with lots of twists and turns.  I can't remember when there were so many DNFs due to break-downs.  Some drivers did avoid misadventure though.  Senna started off with many adventures but came out in the points.  Massa had a brilliant start but was a sitting duck to Alonso's onslaught ("He should get the DRS.")  Button must have been gutted to park the car ("No drive.  No drive.  No drive.").  Horner stated that this circuit "doesn't flatter their package", however their package was certainly lacking.  They really need to fix that alternator and Webber's spin and later retirement was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Lastly, a word for those who don't get so much press.  Perez is my man of the match, Maldonado made up the most places from his grid start (having had "no more trips to the stewards" written on his helmet), Senna ended in the points even though Mercedes engines were supposed to have the advantage and Rosberg scored the fastest lap.

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