Italian GP – Well, it’s sort of Minardi

{ Posted on Sep 18 2008 by dScribe }

Another wet race, another exciting couple of hours! :)   The fact that Lewis Hamilton and/or his McLaren team messed up qualifying helped keep things spicy in the race. But what about Sebastian Vettel? What a magnificent win for him and the team with “Minardi DNA”… such a turn around from a similar time last year when Vettel was seen crying after crashing into Mark Webber

Sebastian Vettel – I think the fact that most people are very happy that Sebastian won says a lot. Everybody loves seeing someone “genuine” win, and I think we have that in Sebastian. He’s pulled the odd move while battling this year, but in the main drives fair and is gracious in victory and defeat (hopefully he has more victory of course ;) ). Top job! :)

Heikki Kovalainen – Well, he kept it on the track, but it seems something is still missing with his performances?

Robert Kubica – Solid job. Shame BMW dropped the ball a bit in the middle of the season because he really could have been a championship contender.

Fernando Alonso – Quite a surprising result given how underpowered the Renault engine seems to be. Guess we can thank the rain for that.

Nick Heidfeld – Now that’s better, both BMWs getting a good haul of points at the same time for once! :)

Felipe Massa – Did great compared with his teammate. Considering the Ferrari seems quite bad in the wet it was good damage control. But what if Lewis had qualified better?

Lewis Hamilton – Damn quick as usual. It would be a big surprise if he didn’t win the championship this year, especially with rain predicted for the next round in Singapore. Seems he won’t be making many friends along the way though pushing people to the limits of the track when passing them. Perhaps he was bitter about Spa where it seemed Kimi squeezed him? Still, impressive drive.

Mark Webber – Unlucky not to finish a lot higher. His contact with Lewis seemed to slow his charge a fair bit toward the end. Can only imagine how good he and Alonso could have done with a bit more HP.

Kimi Raikkonen – Oh dear… really, what is going on here? It’s almost reminicent of other falls from grace we’ve seen like Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve… maybe Kimi for NASCAR in 2011? :P

11 Responses to “Italian GP – Well, it’s sort of Minardi”

  1. Not kimi kimi to nascar 2011,but kimi f1 world champion 2007,2009,2010

  2. nice job for Alonso…and very very good result.. :D
    Vettel did very good job and i’m so happy for him…. it was nice race cause we didn’t see the same drivers in the first places

  3. To add to the Hamilton / Webber event (and Hamilton / Glock) at this race and your comparison to Raikkonen / Hamilton at Spa 08, let’s not forget Alonso / Hamilton at Spa 07 in the first lap at Eau Rouge as well.

    It’s not exactly Schumacher / Hill at Adelaide 94 or Schumacher / Villeneuve at Jerez 97. People on other sites have been asking for Hamilton to be punished for the moves in this race. Ho hum.

    And I’m sure there are many other examples. Racing incidents anyone? Or shall we just ban Hamilton from overtaking anyone at all?

    Still let’s not forget that F***ING VETTEL WON A RACE IN A TORRO ROSSO! Anyone place a bet on that (before qualifying!)?

  4. ugh… if Kimi goes to NASCAR I’ll shoot myself

    but on a happier note, yay Vettel! I’m so happy he won. What a champ.

  5. Vettel proved that he can hold it together under great pressure at Monza. One can only guess where he’d be on the leaderboard if driving for one of the Big Teams. That being said; …yay, Minardi! Their victory was not handed to them, …they earned it.

  6. Kubica is very good driver, beacuse he’s from Poland:)

  7. a & Caitlin – Ha! What’s wrong with NASCAR? j/k ;)

    Chryso – A very good result for all the Alonso fans :) But what do you think of him staying at Renault in 2009? :)

    Karlos – I don’t necessarily agree with Hamilton being punished (it’s good racing after all), but he has a bit of a “do or die” attitude when it comes to passing. He seems to be able to brake later than anyone else (kudos to him), but it’ll end in tears when the other drivers start to have the b*lls to hold their line and brake later too :)

    Chuck – I wonder if McLaren could have nabbed him in ‘07 instead of Kovalainen… that would have made for an interesting season :)

    Agata – Oh, so that’s the reason. I thought it was because he works hard, has good reflexes etc… hehe ;)

  8. i read about that and i’m so happy because Renault is Alonso family..
    i hope R29 it will be good car for Alonso not like this year…. :D

  9. dScribe I know xD I’m very pride because he from Poland^^

  10. Congrats Alonso!

    Hopefully Fuji rains during race, Alonso can make remarkable race again!

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