First off, thank you for all the comments on the post below, as Bernie knows, controversy makes for entertainment! Now lets continue with the Hamilton bashing: Lewis had a fantastic race, all the best moves were his and he displayed a level of aggression and decisiveness in passing that is absent in most of the rest of the field. His passes on Vettel and Sutil and Schumacher the second time were career highlight material.
That being said, we are extremely happy Button is kicking his ass. Button, who everyone gave for dead at the start of the season, is becoming quite the 21st century Lauda. Shrewd in his calculations, starting with his switch away from Brawn, he has been tempered by years of crappy cars and has emerged cool as a cucumber. Hamilton, who has always had perfectly prepared cars from a top team his whole life is most definitively letting the pressure affect his judgement.
There is more than a good chance Alonso would have won today had he not jumped the start. He finished 11.8 seconds behind Button, his drive through penalty cost him 13.8 extra seconds in pit lane. Alonso made a hard pass on Massa into the pit lane (I'm expecting a rules clarification about where and how you can enter and exit pit lanes...). This was a clear assertion of alfa driver status for the team to pick up. Massa had been holding him back, again and that was clear punctuation by Fernando.
Vettel an Webber had lousy races, from front row to 6th and 8th but Kubica and Rosberg showed that Button's "no panic" 2 stop strategy was the way to go.
What can you say about Michael Schumacher? After qualifying he blamed a new wing which did not exist on Rosberg's car, now Mercedes is going to build hims a whole new chassis because his current one "... has an inherent flaw"? OK.
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