Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Budapest leaves us Hungary for more

First off, I'd like to join all those wishing Felipe Massa a full and speedy recovery. It will be a shame if such a freak accident ends his F1 career. But it does beg the question as to who will drive the second Ferrari for the rest of the season. Schumacher, anyone?

But Mclaren's amazing recovery and Brawn's backward step really have thrown a new twist into a season that looked like it was going to come to a premature end. But Button is still in the driving seat. If Webber was to win all the remaining races his final point tally would be 121.5 leaving Button needing 52 points to gain from 7 races - an average of 7.5 points a race. If Hamilton won all the races, Button would need just 20 points or 3 pts a race. However the chances are that races will be split between Mclaren, Red Bull and Brawn - and who would bet against Ferrari sneaking a win? So, the championship to Button provided Brawn can continue to score mid range points at most races.

Another surprise on Sunday was the fine debut of Jaime Alguersuari. It looked like he might have tired in the second half of the race, but he certainly aquitted himself well to finish ahead of Buemi. So much for the hissy fits from many of the established drivers! If you're good enough you're old enough. For a long time he was keeping up with Fisichella. Just checked the fastest laps and his best was 16th out of 18 drivers. Yet another young gun to keep an eye on.

Fevered brows in garages and labs throughout the F1 world. What a shame we have to wait four weeks for the next race.

No comments: