Monza – great racing all round….
Monza – raining, then drying track which led to huge action throughout the field. Well done to Vettle who richly deserved the win, driving away from the front of the grid, Heikki must be feeling a bit bewildered as this was definitely his race.
Hamilton coming from 15th on the grid to 7th was great to see particularly seeing the heavy weather (excuse the pun) that Raikkonen made of getting through the field. I think that had the track not started to dry forcing Hamilton to pit and take on a fresh set on “inters” he would have won this race. This has got to one of the most memorable races this season with action throughout the field.
The season is really wide open now – 6 drivers all having the opportunity to win the title, but clearly Hamilton on 78 and Mass on 77 are the favourites, (Kubica, Raikkonen, Heidfeld and Kovalainen all have mathematical chances) only 17 points separate the top 3 teams in the constructors championship (Ferrari – 134, Mclaren – 129 BMW – 117)
All told this was a great race, formula one has never been as exciting!!
Update on petition: 60 532 people have so far signed the petition to have Hamilton’s penalty reversed!! I must say that if I were Felipe Massa I would be urging the decision to be reversed. If he wins the title by 6 points or less then the stewards decision is going to be the reason he won.
Now let me just add that having reviewed the evidence from various camera angles I can see the argument from both sides. Disappointing to me though is that the penalty is harsh given that race control twice confirmed that the position had been given back. As we saw on Sunday race control can remedy a situation on the track ala Massa, so why did they say it was all fine!
Anyway here’s hoping that the season continues to increase in excitement.