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Monday, May 28, 2007

The Monte Carlo Parade. Sorry, *Grand Prix*

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.

[BBC Sport]

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At 7:01 am, Anonymous F1 Fanatic - Formula 1 Blog » Blog Archive » F1 in the blogs 30: McLaren and Hamilton said...

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At 8:23 pm, Anonymous Number 38 said...

Hello Sanchez,
It's too bad your mind is so small that it can't appreciate ALL forms of motor sport.....
F1 is the REALLY boring class, and I'm not much a fan of racing in circles either BUT.......
in that "other" weekend race (Indy 500) there were something like 18 lead changes shared by 10 cars, 25/30 car pitstops shown in 4 quadrant split screen, 300,000 in the stands another 100,000 loose in the infield, and a LOT of passing. The Indy race was EVERYTHING we want in F1, except the left turns. And ...... Sunday night NASCAR ran 600 miles at Charlotte. Have you every seen one of those 3400 pound behemoths flash by at 190 mph? And Memorial Day (Monday) I did 50 miles in a Kart! I just can't get enough racing.


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