...to take a contrarian view, wasn't Mark Webber being a bit of a drama queen?
I mean, it's not like his car was that much slower than Vettel's in qualifying and while in the end the way the British GP played out made for a fantastic story with the whole revenge thing, it's not like he actually beat Vettel to more than the first corner. Vettel was taken out by Hamilton who once again touched a Red Bull ( must bring him luck, however this time, since it was not his car that was damaged, there were no cries of "Vettel ran into me").
Christian Horner, I thought, made the most logical decision as a team manager: faced with a choice he gave the best available equipment to the driver who could potentially gain the most.
In any case, Webber drove a great race in a car Sakon Yamamoto might have scored a podium with and Hamilton was once again in the right position to take full advantage. Vettel's learned a few things and Alonso... well, his race was lost in the first couple of yards. Was it him or the clutch, who knows but if he had gotten off the line he would never have been behind a really slow Kubica .
The penalty? You were watching the race, how long did it take you to form an opinion as to his having to give the position back? I'm guessing not as long as it took race control once again (from lap 17 to lap 31). Of course , what are the odds British stewards at the British Grand Prix would choose to give Alonso a penalty for gaining an advantage on a car that was not in the race anymore .... whatever. Alonso should not have been in that position to begin with, you all saw how quickly he was able to pull away from Kubica once passed. Yet another Ferrari lost opportunity.
It was a good race for Williams, Barrichello must be relishing his thrashing of Herr Schumacher. Force Indias were very impressive, they seem to have especially good traction coming out of corners making them very hard to pass, even for a Red Bull.
But the real star Sunday was the circuit, Silverstone is just fantastic, the crowd great. The new additions work very well and the race,though not that much happened up front, was very entertaining. Well done BRDC!
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