Power drove an excellent, controlled race from the back and deserved to finally pick up the title. Castroneves’ penalty put the lock on it but Power had already done enough. Here’s the highlights from the race:
Fast and sweepy circuit with some tricky corners and hairpin in a tunnel :D
Starting just up 5km marker, on the left of the end of Sokraotus street, 1st corner is a left-hander
Pitlane is also unusual, N-shaped with boxes on the long straight and 2 shorter straights
I feel obligated to have my say, so here’s my top 5
1- Ferrari 412T2: The last V12, with a noise straight out of hell, a beautiful simple shape and those AWESOME golden rims! It might not have been successful but it was indeed spectacular.
2- Williams FW26 (late season version): Yeah, I hated the walrus nose. But with the fix it looked (and…[Read more]
It had a distinctive white and red livery, and while it’s not my favourite, i’d love to see that livery make a return next year with Honda.
It’s a tobacco advert so it’s got pretty much no chance of happening.
My preferred line-up would look something like this:
Mercedes: Hamilton, Rosberg (di Resta)
Red Bull: Ricciardo, Vettel (Felix da Costa)
Ferrari: Alonso, Raikkonen (Marciello)
Williams: Bottas, Massa (Nasr FP1s)
McLaren: Button, Magnussen (Vandoorne FP1s)
F.India: Hulkenberg, Perez (Juncadella FP1s)
Renault: Grosjean, Vergne (Pic/Ocon)
Interesting…. the same happened to Kobayashi last year when not having driven an F1 car for quite a while. And Pastor Maldonado as well…. I think even Hamilton once? It was a McLaren with a car’s width section to drive through, at a public demo run.
To me, this highlights how strange it is to be doing a ‘demo run’, complete with doughnuts,…[Read more]
Here’s my list, just at random because they all look incredibly good:
Benetton B194 (1994): not only was it a good looking car but, also it was the first scale model I got (now I have more than 30). I got this from my grandpa when I wasn’t following F1, and Jos Verstappen was the driver of the car, so as a Dutchman this car has some value.…[Read more]
Let me put an uneducated, baseless, but scientifically possible prediction:
Jean-Eric Vergne somewhere on the grid next year – perhaps in Newman-Haas with fellow STR DO Bourdais!
P.S. Italian reporters move on. There’s nothing of interest in this post.
I’ve only been watching F1 since 2011 but anyway. Here are my top 5:
5. Jordan 199. Yellow is my favourite colour, Jordan were known for their vibrant liveries. And the nose art just topped it off.
4. McLaren MP4/13: Utterly dominant and still the last car do deliver McLaren a constructor’s championship.
3. Brabham BT20: Built and driven to…[Read more]
Red Bull: Ricciardo/Vettel
Force India: Hulkenberg/Perez
Toro Rosso: Kvyat/Verstappen
Sauber: Van der Garde/Silvestro
Caterham: Sainz Jr/Palmer
Forza Rossa: Depends if they turn up.
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