Friday, December 17, 2010

F1: 2010 German GP - Stats

Y’all know the drill... As its already been Two years since your Humble Scribe was attending his very first Formel Ein race at the notorious Hockenheimring, albeit – SADLY at the NEUTERED version... Which also happened to be the 40th Anniversary of Jimmy Clark’s untimely demise.
German GP Notes – 2008 edition

Round 11 of 19: 2010 German GP(Hockenheimring, Germany: July 25, 2010)

It’s interesting how they may still be somewheres in zeese pyles; Ja-Ja? BUTT! I think I threw them away in DISGUST over the nebulous shenanigans thrust upon us by le Scuderia’s STAGED finish... And therefore I was thoroughly DISGUSTED by inserting Ferdi-the-Putz into P1 which I’ll place an asterisk by his result! Therefore after having chronicled Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s racing action... I simply have ‘NOTHIN to report upon this FARCE of a Grand Prix!

What Team Orders
Sebastian Vettel; Red Bull: 1min 13.791seconds
Last: Sakon Yamamoto; Hispania: 1:19.844 (23rd)

Other Top 10 QualifiersP7) Robert Kubica; Renault
P8) Rubens Barrichello; Williams
P10) R-Nico Hulkenberg; Williams

Top 3 Finishers
Winner: Fernando Alonso*, Ferrari
Second: Felipe Massa, Ferrari
Third: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP

Other Point ScorersP7) Robert Kubica; Renault
P10) R-Vitaly Petrov; Renault

Race Drive of Hockenheim
This most DEFINITELY goes to the forlorn Felipe Massa... whose radio crackled to life with his “Magnanimous” Race Engineer Rob Smedley uttering: “Fernando is FASTER then you – Can you please confirm!” Which was a very blatant attempt at circumventing the “Wink-Wink, Nudge-Nudge” NO Team Orders rule that is nothing less then Window Dressing... As Professor Steve Matchett wryly barked sometime later: “I’d like a Bacon sandwich; can you confirm, please!”

Thus, Felipe forlornly obliged by pulling over in order to let the higher paid Double World Champion assume the point and dutifully follow him home in second place, albeit, I suppose the German crowd took some solace in Rosberg’s third place, eh?

Rob Smedley:“Good Boy Felipe! As I’ll explain to you what Magnanimous means when you get back to the Pits...”
Rob Smedley Profile
F1 Teams: McLaren
No. 1) J. Button: Q) 5th; R) 5th
No. 2) L. Hamilton: Q) 6th; R) 4th
(Car No; Driver)
Name; Q-R
Button 4-3
Hamilton 7-8
(Head-to-Head Standings)

MercedesNo. 3) M. Schumacher: Q) 11th; R) 9th
No. 4) N. Rosberg: Q) 8th; R) 3rd

Name; Q-R
Schumacher 2-2
Rosberg 9-9

Red Bull
No. 5) S. Vettel: Q) Pole; R) 3rd
No. 6) M. Webber: Q) 4th; R) 6th

Name; Q-R
Vettel 6-6
Webber 5-5

FerrariNo. 7) F. Massa: Q) 3rd; R) 2nd
No. 8) F. Alonso: Q) 2nd; R) Winner*

Name; Q-R
Massa 3-4
Alonso 8-7

LotusNo. 18) J. Trulli: Q) 18th; R) Retired: Gearbox (23rd)
No. 19) H. Kovalainen: Q) 19th; R) Retired: Damage (20th)

Name; Q-R
Trulli 6-5
Kovalainen 5-6

HispaniaNo. 20) Sakon Yamamoto: Q) 23rd; R) Retired: Mechanical (22nd)
No. 21) R-Bruno Senna: Q) 21st; R) 19th (-4 laps)

Name; Q-R
Yamamoto 0-0
Senna 1-1
Chandhok 1-1
Yamamoto 0-0
Chandhok 3-7
Senna 6-2

No. 24) T. Glock: Q) 20th; R) 18th (-3 laps)
No. 25) R-Lucas di Grassi: Q) 24th/NO TIME R) Retired: Suspension (21st)

Name; Q-R
Glock 10-6
Di Grassi 1-5