Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The paddock podium of the Turkish GP

* The 4 in:
- Sebastian Vettel:
the German pilot continues his perfect start to the season by winning his 3rd victory in 4 GP. He perfectly managed his pit stops and made a solid race. However note that the gap between the third and Vettel was only 10s! will he catch up in Barcelona?
-Mark Webber:
After a bad start, because being on the wrong side of the track, Mark has managed to come back and overtake Nico Rosberg to clinch 2nd place and give his team its first double of the season. After having lost the 2nd place(in favor of alonso) then he took back it to the Spanish driver with a new set of tires that have been carefully kept the difference at the end of the race. That said, in the podium Mark was felt a less expressive than his teammate, more withdrawn.
Has Mark lost the willpower he had last year ?
-Fernando Alonso:
Finally ! Fernando gave his first podium of the season at Ferrari after starting the season below expectations for the Scuderia. For the first time we felt that 150 ° was fast and with more downforce. The news ran but we must not rest on our laurels! Ferrari must continue to improve especially in qualifying, by the way new evolutions are expected in Barcelona.
- Kamui Kobayashi :
He had promised to bring back points to his team and he did ! Sauber driver went last on the grid and came in 10th place thanks to daring overtaking and a good strategy. This driver shows a lot of good things this season and follows an upward curve since last season.

* The 3 out: -McLaren-Mercedes: nothing happened as planned for the English team! Hamilton lost places from the start which forced him to fight against his team-mate Button. Then there was the pit stop which caused him to lose precious seconds! Lewis nevertheless saves the furniture finishing fourth and remains second overall. Jenson situation is similar although he has made a good start and showed some nice things in racing, especially with the overtakings . But what about his strategy? Button stayed too long on the track before his first pit stop and eventually lost a lot of seconds. At the end of the race with excessively worn tires he could not stop (because not having enough ahead of his pursuers) and has been forced to pass Nico Rosberg. - Felipe Massa :
while his team mate on the podium, Felipe finished outside the points in 11th.
While he started from far down the grid but he managed to turn the 7th place at the start. So what has happened? must look in the stands for that is that Felipe has lost so much time in particular during his 3rd pit stop when his right rear wheel was not fully fixed, while Felipe was preparing to leave. Too bad when you see that his car was capable of much better.
-Michael Schumacher: Michael has accumulated errors in the GP as when he hooked up with Petrov. He finished far behind his teammate and one can legitimately ask whether to continue in F1 in 2012.

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