German GP – Lewis Unstoppable

{ Posted on Jul 22 2008 by dScribe }
Categories : Formula 1 Races

I know it’s still early in the season, but it might be a good time to put that bet on Lewis Hamilton for the championship. McLaren are clearly faster than Ferrari now and the fact that Kimi’s driving is leaving a lot to be desired doesn’t help the cause at all…

Lewis Hamilton – Simply in another class, again…

McLaren – Talk about shooting yourself in the foot – their strategy of not bringing Lewis in during the safety car period was plain stupidity. They would have had egg on their face if Lewis had tangled with the cars he had to pass to retake the lead (which could have so easily happened given Lewis’ all-or-nothing passing style).

Nelson Piquet Jr – What a fantastic drive to 2nd place!! Well, not really… that was sarcasm there… ;)   Still, I’m happy for Nelson but talk about luck! I wonder where he would have finished without the pace car.. 6th….. 6th last that is..? 8)

Fernando Alonso – While I’m sure he’s happy for Nelson, he’d also be a bit disturbed that the Brazilian has outperformed him for a few races in a row – regardless of the luck involved. I think the turning point was when Sebastian Vettel forced him over the white line on the exit from the pits. I think Alonso was justified in being angry about that but it then seemed he lost the plot from then on. To his credit he did perform some nice passes throughout the race – usually with Kimi then passing him each time though… 8)

Felipe Massa – Well, he did better than teammate Kimi at least but still…

Kimi Raikkonen -  What on earth is going on there? Kimi just hasn’t been himself in the last few races. It’s as if something was changed on the Ferrari that doesn’t work for him at all. Any ideas? Anyone? Aside from the lack of outright pace he did well to stay out of trouble while passing the likes of Alonso and others.

Ferrari – They’ve certainly lost a lot of ground to McLaren.

BMW – They’ve lose even more ground to McLaren and Ferrari…

Nick Heidfeld – If this guy could qualify better he’d probably be up there with teammate Robert Kubica in the championship.

Robert Kubica – Seems to be suffering by the fact BMW are dropping off the pace. Give him a quick car and he’s super quick. Give him a slow one and he just doesn’t seem to get much out of it.

8 Responses to “German GP – Lewis Unstoppable”

  1. The fact that McLaren now seem to have the better car, and Lewis can lap about half a second faster than anyone else on normal circuits must have everyone especially Ferrari running scared. Short of a spy scandal / mass damper rule change I don’t think Ferrari can do it.

    Elsewhere, Nelson was lucky and had the grace to admit it. But what is happening to Fernando? Every overtaking move that he makes ends up losing him two places. He needs to get a grip on that or his stock will drop even more than it has already. I mean, passion and “all or nothing” attacks are one thing, but when they keep on coming up as nothing or worse than nothing you have to question his decisions.

    BMW won’t develop any further this season so Kubica is out of the championship, but Heidfeld seems to be catching up with him within the team.

  2. Karlos – Have to agree with everything you said there :) Although I wouldn’t rule out Ferrari – there are certain circuits ahead that may suit them so that will help, but they certainly need some major developments too.

    I wonder if the whole spy scandal from last year meant McLaren started the year without certain parts and they’ve now introduced them now that the heat is off them a little bit..? :)

  3. Hmm, a racist response from someone who doesn’t like Hamilton. Same old same old. Please can someone delete it off this site?

  4. Karlos – I’ve deleted both posts (there was another one in another thread). I couldn’t understand what was written in the other language apart from “Africa”, so to put that in with a comment about monkeys just isn’t right. Thanks for the heads up!

  5. The stupid safety car rule made a farce of this race.Piquet did not deserve his second place.The pinnacle of motorsport and someone who pits at just the right time (by accident) pushes the more deserving off the podium.WHAT A FARCE!

    Great drive by Hamilton though,at least he was on the top of podium where he deserved to be.

  6. I told everyone, it was to be expected. Hamilton is the man right now, he is having great year. Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on another Fantastic race.

  7. do any of you notice any of the other drivers APART from Hamilton the wonderkid? what about the people like Sebastian Vettel who drive thier backsides off and none of you even noticed!

  8. If Piquet had won that race it would have been a slap in the face to every F1 driver, past and present. And maybe even future.

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