Sunday, October 7, 2007

F1: Shanghai Shuffle - China, 2007 edition

Well I just finished watching the Chinese Grand Prix and it certainly was an entertaining race! As I was absolutely thrilled to see “Kimster the Iceman” WIN!!! And he did it in quite typical fashion with another Bonsai move around World Championship and at that moment race leader Lewis Hamilton.

And what can you say about Louise? I mean that must have been heartbreak? Err heartburn to throw your race away on completely destroyed Bridgestone rubber.

And what about those Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers, eh? Sebastian Vettel continues to impress with a superb fourth place, the first time a Toro Rosso/Minardi has finished that high since Kyalami, 1993! And Vitantonnio Luzzi finished sixth ahead of Nick Heidfeld’s BMW Sauber to give STR their very first two car point’s finish… And with the 8 points scored, Toro Rosso leapfrogs past both Honda teams and Spyker in the Constructor’s point’s standings.

And I noticed that Maranello didn’t buckle to the EU’s pressure to not run their “Bad Habit’s” livery this weekend as I spotted both Ferrari pilot’s with Marlboro adorning their driver’s caps during the interview sessions. And speaking of scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, with Kimi Raikkonen scoring his fifth victory of the season, he netted Ferrari its 200th Career victory!

So with one race left in a fortnight at San Paolo, Brazil, will Louise “Jaguar” Hamilton make history as the very first Rookie World Champion ever in Formula 1? Hamilton definitely holds the advantage, being 7 points clear of Raikkonen and 4 points ahead of Alonso…