Friday, March 22, 2013
The In&Out of the Australia GP
*THE IN :
*Kimi Raikkonen :
Special mention for the Lotus driver, who was able to perfectly manage the Pirelli tires in the particular conditions of the Australian track. The Finn has taunted other drivers in winning rather easily and in offering the luxury of signing the best lap in race only 2 laps from the end !
*Fernando Alonso :
all those who had doubts could be reassured : Fernando is always so motivated than last season and has once again shown it on track ! Despite an average qualification, he was able to get a good start and dared a shifted strategy to pass his team-mate and Vettel. Not dropping anything, he also made beautiful overtakings on Sutil and Hamilton! The Spanish showed that he will be a serious contender for the title once again!
*Felipe Massa :
finally Ferrari has its two cars in the points! Felipe was not unworthy this weekend: qualified in 4th place, author of a beautiful start, he offered the luxury of competing with his teammate and showed that the new more competitive Felipe, glimpsed at the end of last season, is back in 2013 !
*Lewis Hamilton :
despite a controversial transfer, Lewis has silenced the critics by finishing at the 5th place at the wheel of a Mercedes while good in qualifying but still shy in the race. Rather comfortable in his new team, Lewis was able to use his experience to scrounge a few tenths extra at the wheel of his Mercedes.
*THE OUT :
*Red Bull :
authors of a beautiful double qualifying, Red Bull did not grow this advance, on the contrary! Mark Webber, which was the race at home, lived a problematic GP with telemetry and Kers problems not to mention a disastrous start ! In the case of Sebastian Vettel, although he has finished on the third step of the podium,the reigning world champion made the cost of a bad tyre strategy allowing his opponents to outperform him .
Mclaren had concerns before this GP and they were not wrong ! During the weekend, Jenson Button and Sergio Perez were unable to compete with the leading men ! Mclaren even wonders whether she will step out of his closet an improved version of their last year car !
*Romain Grosjean :
when you see the performance of his team-mate during this GP, one may wonder why Roman has not finished higher up in the ranking ! He may quickly review the copy to show that he deserves his wheel !
*The strategy of the day :
let's give a tip of the hat to the drivers who dared do only two stops with in particular Adrian Sutil who, after a year's absence, led the race for a few laps to finish the GP at the 7th place at the wheel of his Force India .
*The Frenchie of the day is Jules Bianchi !
For his F1 debut the young French driver was not unworthy and is even the fastest drivers from the end of the grid ahead of his team-mate and the two Caterham !