My cunning plan of picking Webber for Korea to benefit from places gained didn’t fare too well. It was all going fine until Perez’s tyre shredded in spectacular fashion, causing Mark to pick up a puncture which then placed him in the path of Sutil’s rotating Force India. Oh well.
Time to pick your next double points bonus track – I’ve gone for India.
@tony-vandervell: I had almost given up watching the race as I saw the previous day that you took Webber and you’d be gaining so many points through him, he was running third from 13th. And I was having a bitter day with Alonso losing places and not being able to overtake either Ham or Hulk. So I went for a shower, came back, switched on the TV again to watch a car burning in the thermal cam (curious cameramen of F1), so I thought it could be anybody.
Then close up on Horner’s pensive face- and in the screen, Red Bull Car No. 2. I had the biggest smile on my face.
It was a very good race. I rated it 10.
I chose Japan, because I hate India. But India would have been better, predictability wise.
India worked out great as my double points track: all four drivers took the chequered flag, and Grosjean fighting his way from 17th to 3rd was a great help. This jumped me to fifth overall, but with Raikkonen’s early retirement in Abu Dhabi I steeled myself for some slippage down the ranks; as it turns out, Kimi is such a popular choice that I didn’t suffer relative to the top few guys, in fact I’m now at an all time high fourth place. Amazing… and of course as much through luck as judgement.