Sunday, 30 May 2010

Turkish GP

Just a quick blog. I had to work so i missed the race in whole,which is a shame because i like this GP, i have always found it entertaining. Team mates racing each other and accidents. a lot of talking after the race on who was to blame for RBs losing the race, could this spell the down fall of RB?

McLaren: The upgrades are working on the car and their race pace is almost as good as the Red Bulls. A Great one-two with a little luck and that is needed in competition. Its was great to see them race each other for a few corners, but they had a problem with fuel running low, with Canada next will they have enough fuel to push to the end?

Red Bulls: A bad day for them. both cars hitting each other and only one finishing when they could have had a perfect race. I would say it Vettel’s fault because he was going into Webber’s racing line and he knew it at the interview when he wasnt put the blame on anyone. Red Bulls are losing so many races and it was at this point last year when it changed for Brawn GP and they started falling back. Will that happen to RB, and will they rush the F-Duck onto their cars to keep the edge?

Mercedes: A great start for Schumi, he is getting better and better in each race. I still think he will win Hungarian GP, the team just need to improve there speed. Rosberg is still pushing Schumi but on the outside it looks he’s losing to him team mate in the backrooms.

Renault: A surprise that they are pushing Ferrier. Mainly thanks to Kubica. The team do have a good leader in him, and they will have Mercedes to push. They had a quite race but are picking up many points. if the second car can pick up some points, they could finish in the top 4.

Ferrier: What has happened to the team everyone thought would be going for wins to saying ‘its the best we can do’. Alonso not leading them in right way? Is the team principal the wrong man? or have they been so use on focusing on one main driver(during Schumi days) that trying to keep both drivers equal to much for them. Remember they offered Massa an extended contract if he support Kimi for the Championship and they did the same to Kimi to help Massa the year after. they are a One Main driver team. Finishing 7th and 8th is not them.

Force India: Strong performance from Sutil again, keeping the car in the points, and beating the Williams team must put a smile on there faces.

Sauber: What an improvement form the most disappointing team of the season so far. Getting a car into Q3, was a great achievement and getting a point. I didnt think they would be getting anything after the last few races, but i do think De La Rosa will be dropped for next season.

Toro Rosso: A quite race after an early punched tyre but having the second fastest lap.Not sure if that proves anything because that is at the end of the race when most cars are slowing to save fuel.

Williams: They havnt got the upgrade they wanted for this GP and it showed. They are not fighting for the points and this will get Rubens down. Thats not good for him cause i think it take him time to recover and thats the last thing they need. Upgrades are needed quickly and a different engine, id say Renault.

Virgin: These boys will be on a high after having two cars complete the race and their main rivals not finishing at all. a great improvement from them. let the momentum continue.

Hispania: They where doing, both cars were doing well but they will be disappointed in not having at least one finish the race.

Lotus: The worst race of the season for them. Their main rival finishing ahead of them. They have normally had the edge over them and they may still have.

Muteen Hussain

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Monaco GP

Get ting pole helps to win races, but no more than Monaco, and Webber lead with a master class. He was building up a lead only to be cut because of the safety car. Its puts him top of the Drivers title, level on points with Vettle but he has one more win. Vettle did well to take second and keep Kubica behind him, but i think Kubica would have been second if he wasn’t concentrating on Vettle at the start of the race. Alonso had much to do, considering he started from the pits and lucky for him the safety car came out and he changed his tyres for his one and only pit stop. with a superior car he normally would be overtaking the back markers but this is Monaco and its not easy to over take anywhere. He had a good battle with Di Grassi. He wasn’t going to let Alonso past but made a mistake and took advantage. Alonso made his way to sixth only to lose it to Schumi on the last lap when the safety car came in. Schumi was later punished with 20 sec added to his time, because the rule says the safety car will come in on the last lap of the race but the cars will take the chequered flag without overtaking. That is were Schumi lost and i think the rule will be changed soon. Not a bad race with many crashes and only half the cars finishing but Turkey will be a better race, I hope.

Red Bulls: Finally, the team that has taken all the poles this season and are the top dogs, have got to the top of both championships and its really close. have they left it late with the other teams ready to catch them up in qualifying?

Renault: a good day for them. not only did they get a podium, but the top three cars all had their engine, i would think they have the best engine this year.

Ferrari: Massa had a quite race. Gave a solid performance and Alonso made his way through the field like a great driver. They got more points than they thought after Alonso crash.

McLaren: Lewis too also had a quite race kept the car in the same position as he started but Buttons engine and blew and questions will be asked if an extra piece was left in the car that shouldn't have been there.

Mercedes: Not as good as ending as it should have been. Schumi had 20sec added to his time for overtaking when he shouldn't have done, so no points for him, and Rosberg says he should have been on the front row, he must be playing a bit of mind games with Schumi to let him know I'm faster.

Force India: Having both cars in the points was a good day for them. they took advantage of the cars dropping out.

Toro Rosso: they got lucky and picked up a point after Schumi’s penalty.

Hispania: Chandhok was doing well keeping the car on the road and was heading for a finish, but it was unfortunate that the Lotus hit him. It would have been a good day other wise.

Lotus: Kovi had been having problems with getting 2nd gear all weekend and they replaced a few bits in it, but it put a stop to his race and Trulli will have to be careful because he caused a crash and that has cost the team lot of money to repair the car.

Williams: Rubens was sure to be in for some good points at Monaco but the news is the car had a failure. Williams need to find some upgrades soon because they will be fallling behind Renault more.

Sauber: is was another quite day for Sauber and De La Rosa is still having bad luck. I get the feeling he may be kicked out soon. Could Kimi come back and take his seat? he was at the GP.

Virgin: It was good to see Alonso trying to pass the Virgin car. he was raising his hands, well that was tough for Alonso, its racing and these guys are as competitive as the rest. A good show but same the cars didn't last.

Muteen Hussain

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Spanish GP

As I only got the chance to watch the highlights of the race, that's all i can comment on.

It was a great day for Webber, leading from start to finish. He had a good start and kept Vettle and Lewis behind to bring home his first win of the season. The Red Bulls have a great car in qualifying but where does that speed go in the main race? They are not as dominate in the race as Lewis showed he could give them a challenge when the cars are filled with fuel. So when the McLarens do get that extra bit on the Red Bulls we good be in the a great race. Unfortunately for Lewis he had a puncher on the penultimate lap. More points lost but he seemed positive on taking the on the race and i think he see’s a good season unfolding for him. His team mate, Button, still remains on top in the championship but couldn't overtake Schumi. With Barcelona being a track not for overtaking, it played into the hands of Schumi when Button came out the pits behind him. Schumi did well keeping him behind and showed he still is as competitive, looking forward to seeing him in the next race. Alonso finishing 2nd was great for the home fans but the Ferrier only got to the front when the cars in front have problems,they will need a big upgrade. The race was not a classic and i think we need to bring in a mandatory 2 pit stops. This will give the drivers the chance to push the tyres to the limit instead of trying to hold on to them, it will make for great racing plus we could see more cars with mechanical failures as we saw with Vettle who had to take it easy because his breaks were about to break. Not good for him if his car is going to break at every race.

A fourth winner of the season out of five races, will there be a fifth at the next? Schumi?

Red Bull: Superb for two drivers on the podium, should have been a 1-2 but reliability is an issue with Vettle and maybe his driving style. They have lost many points this season and could lose both championship if they don't stop that.

Ferrier: Having luck is a good thing and Alonso had it today. With Vettle pit stop problems and Lewis’s puncher, 2nd was better than what they could have hoped for, they just need to keep Massa’s chin up and not turn him into a Rubens, a quite second driver.

Mercedes: Disappointing for Rosberg with a bad start and the upgrades not working as well for him as Schumi, who had a good race and had his best finish in forth. Looking forward to there next race.

McLaren: Not as bad as the result shows, i think. Showed they have good race pace and need to improve on qualifying but they still lead in both championships. There consistency should help them win the titles.

Force India: Got more points making this season very good for them. Sutil is raising his stock and some teams will be looking for his services.

Renault: Kubica got more points for them but did move up the grid with Massa and Sutil passing him. they have a good car but at what point in the season will they say, lets start work on next years car’?

Williams: After a bad qualifying for Rubens and the upgrades not working that well, the race turned out to be great for them. Going from 18th to 12th in the 1st lap and finishing 9th, a great day for him, but his team mate will need help to improve.

Toro Rosso: Another point on the board and pushing the Williams, which i didn't think they would be as competitive.

Sauber: Kobayashi gave them a great qualifying in 10th, shame he couldn't get any points, it would have been a much bigger step up.

Lotus: Shame that Kovi couldn't get to start the race, he has been doing well for the team and Trulli has got them some good race info so that they can improve the car.

Virgin: Both cars officially finished but the cars are slow. They are hoping to get a few points this season will they have a lot to do.

Hispania: A disappointing home race, they would liked to have completed the race but it just wasn't there weekend.

Muteen Hussain