Everything a Formula One fan could want in a race (except maybe your man didn't win - like mine) - start on rain tires, action everywhere, crashes, drama, change to dry tires, action everywhere, crashes, drama. It just went on and on. The two Red Bull fellows were not happy with each other; Webber felt he got cheated when engineers said for the two to 'Hold Station' with Webber ahead. Well, Vettel didn't and got an edge and captured his Lord only knows how many victories. It was surely great racing though, some really tight stuff for Formula One.
The Pit Stops Unbelievable. Two point three seconds? That's like the amount of time it takes to say, "Good Grief Man" - and they've put four tires on the car. Amazing.
One thing we got in Malaysia we're not normally accustomed to was the number of total bone-head moves. I'm sure you've read about them in real race reports so I'm not going to bother. Well, Alonso and Ferrari's did take the cake. There was nothing tragic so that was good but there were things that hurt some good drives. But that's racing.
'Bout my gal Simona... She showed some extreme talent and patience and was so poised for a podium finish but it wasn't in the cards at the checker. There was hardly a driver interviewed that didn't offer some extremely good words for her performance, and rightfully so. Just like when she was in Formula Atlantic and winning... What more would you expect? Simona is a race driverthat's earned her way. She isn't something the media built from near thin air. Tristan Vautier showed extremely well for himself as a rookie, fresh from winning the Indy Lights series - yes, I know he was a dnf.
And, there is no doubt the city of Hinchtown will be celebrating in real style due to the fact their Mayor James Hinchliffe took and extremely well deserved win in St. Petersburg. In doing so he delivered something the "golden girl" Danica could never do - deliver the first IndyCar win for sponsor GoDaddy.com. (Yes, that is true). Tons of great racing, I was really impressed with IndyCar's opening round. Now to Barber (will 'Dinger be there?)
The older and now fatter, Tony Stewart put on his ugly "recardo cabesa" face for all to see to flame Joey that made a move any CUP driver with stuff would have done. Tony, in my opinion was way out of line. For me, the race sucked - KyB won - my wife and I both groan when that happens. But, it was a great finish. Two guys going for it 'tooth and nail' - what could be better - kind of like in the 'day.'
We have a thing developing here with Logano an Hamlin. And, you know who's going to win? Logano. Come on, ask me why. It's all because of the Captian Roger Penske. Roger Builds men. Many times even from kids. You can't be a whiner like Joey was when he was with Joe Gibbs' "Team Whine" - You've all seen it, time after time. A new driver walks into the Penske camp and walks out considerably more of a person, and substantially more of man than when he first stepped in. Roger has had failures in that regard - Kurt Bust come immediately to mind.
My wife is over-joyed - Dale Jr. is leading the Championship. A thing about that is Rick Hendrick has many of, if not almost all, and maybe a couple extra skills Mr. Penske has. "LEGENDS - Both."