Ferrari managed to pull off a spectacular comeback by staging a 1-2 victory at Spa Francorchamps on the weekend. However this victory was very much overshadowed by the whole McLaren/Ferrari ’spy’ saga. It’s a real shame when the off-track politics get in the way of a good race. Not the most exciting race, but a great result for Ferrari.
Kimi Raikkonen – Kimi is starting to own Spa Francorchamps isn’t he? King Kimi of Belgium..
Felipe Massa – You have to feel for Felipe. If it wasn’t for reliability he’d be right in the championship hunt with Kimi. The way he was pushing the car at the end of the race was impressive, but we all knew he wouldn’t be allowed to take Kimi on so late in the race.
Fernando Alonso – Many times this season Fernando has gone off-track at the start of the race to avoid an accident. In Belgium, he finally did exactly what he had to do to attempt to get an upper hand – he simple held his racing line. Other than that he had absolutely no answer to the Ferrari’s, but he would have been happy being faster than Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton – Very ironic that he had a whinge about Fernando’s driving at the start of the race. Seems he can dish it out (askÂ Felipe and Kimi in Italy!)Â but can’t take it.
Heikki Kovalainen – Did a fantastic job to keep Robert Kubica behind him in what was obviously an inferior car.
BMW – Not an impressive race for them. They still managed “best of the rest” after Ferrari and McLaren, but nothing to write home about.
Nico Rosberg – Impresses more and more..
Mark Webber – Thankfully Red Bull seem to slowly be fixing the problems and Webber is certainly delivering. He had a fantastic qualifying session and followed it up with a strong race. Top job
Adrian Sutil – I don’t get it.. There’s so much hype about how good he was driving but at the end of the day he only beat 3 cars that finished the race – and one was his teammate. Sure, he looked racey against some big names, but the fact is he still finished 14th out of 17 cars running at the end.
On a final note, it was really sad to hear of the passing of Colin McRae, his son and their friends during the race. Even though he didn’t have as much success later in his career, the guy was a complete legend. Farewell