Monday, September 14, 2009

Rubino Rubino!

Whale hats off to the “Old Guy!” As Rubens Barrichello ran another perfect race, qualifying and finishing ahead of his teammate “JENSE, the current points leader… Although Rubino took another two points off the Englishman; yet I enjoyed seeing Button’s camaraderie during the Post-race interview, openly congratulating Rubens on his fine accomplishment, all the while keeping a stiff upper lip, as you’ve gotta say it’ll be interesting to see how the last four races of the season turn out, eh?

Yet, I’d have to say that the Highlight of the weekend was the continued unbelievable pace of the Force India cars, as Adrian Sutil got his highest qualifying & race finish of his career, a fine fourth place, after starting second and being the only NON-KERS chassis in the top four, before going on to score his very first Grand Prix points of his career.

Yet you had to be even more impressed by the audacious return of VitanTonio Luzzi, whom seemed destined to score some points before finding a gearbox full ‘O neutrals while pounding around in sixth place ahead of, Ahem; Double World Champ-eeion “Fredrico Suave.” (Alonso)

And what a vicious hit Lewis Hamilton took in the closing laps while trying to edge ‘JENSE for second place.

Race Drive of Monza
While although one could say Ferrari New Boy “Fishy-Fellah’s” (Fisichella) debut outing was somewhat of a bust, having crashed Saturday morning and then qualifying P14 and ultimately finishing ninth, outside of the points, nevertheless you’d have to say he’s a marked improvement over the despondent Luca Badoer, even if Tonio outperformed him the entire weekend…

Top 3 - Qualifying
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Second: Adrian Sutil
Third: Kimi Raikkonen

Race Results
Winner: R. Barrichello; 2nd: J. Button; 3rd: K. Raikonnen; 4th: A. Sutil;
5th: F. Alonso; 6th: H. Kovalainen; 7th: N. Heidfeld; 8th: S. Vettel.