Yeah I really disagree with the BBC’s post race reports this weekend. Even Ted Kravitz got it wrong which is a rare thing. He kept on harking on about Button and his tyres. He kept on saying how the only reason he had the pace over Vettel, Schumacher and Webber was because of his older tyres that were allowed to heat up better.
He missed the fact that Webber was first on drys out of these four, where was his pace?
Also Mark Hughes, who normally brings a level headed approach to things and normally does a great anaylsis. This comes to mind:
“His move on Mark Webber in the first corner of racing in Canada was perhaps the most telling; it never had a possibility of working”
Yes it was from a way back, but he was down the inside, he had the place, he just understeered. How could Hamilton have judged the conditions?
“An attempt at ambushing Michael Schumacher by going around his outside on the approach to the hairpin is the sort of outrageous move he might have pulled off in karting, but simply resulted in Michael not realising he was there until he was already forcing the McLaren onto the grass.”
More utter rubbish. He just took the racing line, and tried to go for the undercut move. Michael would have known he was there, but misjudged it. It wasn’t outrageous from either of the drivers.
Martin Brundle wrote this:
“Alonso was ahead, Button was no more than halfway alongside and the Spaniard was entitled to turn in. He gave Button space, and the McLaren under-steered on the slippery kerbs into the Ferrari.”
Not accurate as from the onboard shot from Alonso looking back at Button, by the point of the corner, Button was level. Alonso turned in thinking Button would yeild but neither did.
It is such a shame that the British mainstream media only focus on the two British drivers, but then I guess that’s what sells. On the 5Live podcast, they were speaking to the F1 writer for a British newspaper, and they already wrote the story about Lewis Hamilton falling apart before the race had even finished. They then decided to put in a bit about the fact Button won from the back.
As soon as something bad happens to Hamilton the British press jump on it, with titles such as “What’s gone wrong with Hamilton?” etc. That’s why I’m glad this website doesn’t use such sensationalism. I hope this race can be remembered for the racing.
I’ll remember the race for Schumachers chance of a podium, Button fighting his way to 1st, Vettel’s mistake, and the longest race in F1 history.